I always try nasal solutions on myself before applying them on my children. If it’s too strong for me, then it’s much too strong for my kids.

Any time I treat the ears, I also treat the nose and throat since they’re all connected. See also Ear Infection & Tonsillitis Remedy

(This was for my 6-month old baby. Increase dosage for older children or adults. Dilute even more for younger babies. I always try the remedy on myself before applying to my children. Always use 100% pure Essential Oils. See also, The Ear Infection Nightmare.)

For Nasal Congestion & Sinus Infection

Rub around nostrils for clear breathing as often as needed

For adults, I add 1 drop of Rosemary for every drop of carrier oil into ¼ dram.

Homemade Nasal Solution Rinse

  • 1 Tbsp sea salt (not table salt)
  • 3 drops of Rosemary
  • 3 drops Tea Tree
  • 3 drops Frankincense
  • Mix Well
  • Take 1 tsp of the mix and add to 1 cup of boiled distilled water. Stir until salt dissolves and let cool.
  • Store in glass bottle preferably a vial with dropper. Shake well before each use.
  • Squirt up nose while laying flat and wait a few seconds
  • Use bulb or nose frieda to remove mucous.

Do this several times until there’s less mucous.

About the author

Monique Samuels

When I was a little girl, my aunt introduced me to her holistic approach for healthy living. Whenever I was sick, she always had a natural remedy. When I became a mom, I remembered my aunt’s recipes, and sought out to find additional solutions. I soon discovered essential oils and began creating my own natural remedies for everything from the common cold, nasal congestion and earaches, to helping my children get a good night’s sleep. I started sharing these discoveries with friends, and before long I was receiving calls, emails and texts every day from friends who were searching for help, which led me to creating this site.

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  • Hello Monique my name is Layered I’m searching high and low for a remedy for my sons bad sinus infection

    • I have two sons and the youngest constantly gets a cough. It comes and goes. I def want to keep reading up on your site!! Love you on the show and can’t wait to use these tips xoxo. GOD BLESS YOU

  • Love this! I am a life long allergy sufferer and have used just about every otc product available. I’ve started using your remedies and have noticed a clear difference in just 5 days! I’m not a mom but I still love to browse all your great tips and advice. Keep pushing❤ pushing love you on RHOP don’t let them heffas bother you!!!

  • Thank you for posting this. My infant has a sinus infection and I’ve been up all night. I’m trying this tonight. Mama needs some sleep and less coffee.

  • Hello- I am an adult and currently live with my mother as her caregiver, we reside in a small apartment and she is a smoker so I keep a sinus infection and occasionally get bronchitis. I am so fed up with OTC meds that don’t work and hate the side effects of antibiotics, any suggestions of a natural remedy that I can try out would be greatly appreciated???

    • Monique’s tea sounds delicious. I also use Young Living’s Thieves Cough Drops. They help soothe sore throats and relieve coughs. These cough drops combine natural ingredients, including natural menthol and Young Living’s 100 percent pure therapeutic-grade essential oils. This formula is made without sugar, dyes, artificial flavors, and preservatives so it’s safe enough for kids to use too.

  • I have chronic allergy and sinus issues what is a daily essential oil or remedy I can use? I take Zyrtec daily and that’s really not good. My daughter has eczema what is a natural remedy for that as well?

    • You can benefit from a lot of tips in this article. Also, try using oregano oil daily as a dietary supplement. You can find this OTC at health food stores already premixed with olive oil. It doesn’t have the best taste, but oregano oil is great for inflammation, boosting the immune system and allergy issues. You can use this along with your Zyrtec until you feel your body has adjusted to the natural alternative. For eczema, it’s difficult to determine what to use without knowing the full story. There are several factors that can cause dryness in the skin whether it’s something internal or from factors of hard water, etc. I’ll have to write an entire article for this!

  • Hi Everyone! So happy I found this site.. I am a mom to a 5 year old beautiful prince. I too am not a fan of OTC medicine and would love to venture into a holistic natural remedy approach. I am looking for something that can boost his immune system because my goodness it seems as though my baby catches everything! He also seems to suffer from nasal congestion. My question is can you recommend a reputable place where I can purchase these natural oils. Unfortunately, not all oils are natural. Thank You in Advance.

    • For nasal congestion, my go to essential oils are lavender and rosemary (Young Living brand). Using proper dilution ratios, you can apply to the bottoms of the feet and around the nasal passage. I apply thieves essential oil under the feet daily to boost the immune system. You can purchase Young Living essential oils here on the website under the Natural Alternatives tab. Also see the article I wrote on my favorite mixes for congestion and sinus issues for further instruction. Thanks!

  • Thanks for the helpful tips and natural remedies! How do you distinguish from true essential oil from the fake/diluted ones? Do you have any recommendations online or in-store in the DMV area to purchase pure oils? Thanks in advance!

  • I tried this on my daughter. She’s 7 months yesterday. I must say that this has been working. She doesn’t wake up full of nasal congestion. Thanks for this.

  • I’d just like to say that Monique is awesome I watch her every week on the real housewives of Potomac. I’m a fan of any and things she stands for and believes in. BLESS YOU MONIQUE 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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