Sinus Infections
Natural Remedies

Find Relief from Sinus Infections Naturally

| Modified on May 09, 2024
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Dealing with sinus infections can be uncomfortable, but natural remedies offer relief and healing. This guide covers popular and effective options, from apple cider vinegar to immune-boosting supplements, providing alternatives to traditional medications.

Understanding Sinus Infections

Sinus infections, often caused by bacteria, viruses, or allergies, can lead to symptoms like facial pain, congestion, and headaches. Addressing underlying causes such as sinus polyps or allergies is crucial. Boosting your immune system through diet and supplements can also be beneficial.

Top Natural Remedies for Sinus Relief

Saline Nasal Irrigation

A saline nasal rinse is one of the most effective natural remedies for sinus infections. It helps clear the nasal passages of mucus and bacteria, reducing inflammation and relieving congestion. Several studies have shown saline nasal irrigation effectively treats sinus infections, including a 2012 review published in the American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy.

To make a saline nasal rinse, mix a quarter to a half teaspoon of non-iodized salt with 8 ounces of warm distilled or boiled water. Use a neti pot or a bulb syringe to gently squirt the saline solution into one nostril while tilting your head to the side. Allow the saline solution to flow out of the other nostril. Repeat the process on the other side. It's important to use distilled or boiled water to prevent any risk of infection.

Tap Water and Saline Rinses: Why You Should Never Mix Them

It is important to never use tap water as a part of a saline rinse because it can contain harmful microorganisms, such as Naegleria fowleri, commonly known as the brain-eating amoeba. This amoeba can cause a rare but serious brain infection called primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), which can be fatal. Even if the tap water is treated with chlorine, it may not be enough to kill all the harmful organisms. Therefore, it is recommended to always use distilled or sterile water for nasal rinses or other procedures that involve introducing water into the body to reduce the risk of infection.

Steam Inhalation

Steam inhalation is another natural remedy for sinus infections. It helps to loosen mucus and relieve congestion, making breathing easier. To do steam inhalation, fill a bowl with hot water and add a few drops of essential oil, such as eucalyptus or peppermint. Lean over the bowl and inhale the steam for 5-10 minutes. Be sure to keep a safe distance to avoid burns from the hot water.

Hydrogen Peroxide and Sea Salt

Two common household items, hydrogen peroxide and sea salt are wonderful for fighting a sinus infection. Hydrogen peroxide and sea salt are used to flush the sinuses. This remedy often brings immediate relief from congestion and allows healing to begin.

Neti Pot

A neti pot looks like an oddly shaped teapot. Using a neti pot to irrigate the sinuses is a great way to deliver healing therapies straight to the root of the infection.


In addition to natural remedies, certain supplements may help relieve sinus infections. Some of these supplements include:

Colloidal Silver

Colloidal Silver works very well for all sorts of infections.  This remedy can be taken internally, and it can also be used to irrigate the nasal passages.

Grapefruit Seed Extract

Grapefruit seed extract (GSE) is a natural antimicrobial agent that treats many types of infections, including sinus infections. GSE is believed to work by disrupting the cell membranes of bacteria, viruses, and fungi, which leads to their death.


Your good bacteria are compromised when dealing with a bacterial or fungal sinus infection. Taking a quality probiotic will help to restore the balance in your system. Probiotics are live bacteria that benefit the body and can help reduce inflammation and boost the immune system.

Home Remedies

Home remedies can relieve the uncomfortable and painful symptoms of sinus infections. Among the popular home remedies are apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, and castor oil.

Apple Cider Vinegar

ACV is a fantastic and popular remedy for sinus infections. It can be taken in water once or twice a day. ACV can also be diluted (a lot) with water and snorted up into the sinuses. Often it helps to clear your sinus congestion while taking these supplements for a sinus infection.

Watch our video below on this particularly fast-acting ACV remedy to clear sinus congestion when sick!

Relieve Sinus Congestion in 10 Seconds

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil allows you to let your food be your medicine. Coconut oil can be consumed as part of your diet, used inside the nasal passages, or used for oil pulling. Read more about coconut oil for sinus infections here.

Castor Oil

Humble castor oil has surprising healing properties. Gently massage castor oil onto your face over your sinuses. Castor oil penetrates the skin and fights infection in the nasal passages. Don't worry about getting the oil on your face; this is also a natural wrinkle remedy. Do use an old pillowcase, though, as the oil can be hard to remove from clothing.

Essential Oils for Sinus Infections

Essential oils are another natural remedy for sinus infections. They can help to reduce inflammation, relieve congestion, and fight off bacteria and viruses. Oregano oil, peppermint oil, and eucalyptus oil are three essential oils that are effective in treating sinus infections.

Oregano Oil 

Oregano oil has powerful antimicrobial properties and can help to fight off the bacteria and viruses that cause sinus infections. It contains carvacrol, a natural compound found to have antiviral and antibacterial properties. Oregano oil can be taken orally, applied topically to the skin, or used to steam the sinuses.

Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus oil is another essential oil that is effective in treating sinus infections. It has antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce inflammation and fight off infections.

To use eucalyptus essential oil for a sinus infection, add five drops of eucalyptus essential oil to 1 teaspoon of coconut or castor oil. Massage this oil on your face, avoiding the eyes and covering the areas above the sinus cavities. Eucalyptus is soothing and opens up nasal passages. This can be repeated hourly or as often as desired. If the oil is too strong, dilute it with more coconut oil.

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil has a cooling effect that can help to relieve sinus congestion and headaches. It contains menthol, which can help open the airways and reduce inflammation.

Peppermint essential oil can be used in the same way as the eucalyptus oil above. One drop of this oil can also be added to any tea you drink for your sinus infection.

Herbs for Sinus Infections


Cayenne pepper, used for sinus infections, is not for the faint at heart. This treatment burns, but it is so effective that those who try it are glad they did. A small amount of the dried powder is applied to or snorted into the nasal cavity.


Garlic is an herb that fights a variety of infections. It is taken internally as one would take an antibiotic. Garlic is also an anti-inflammatory herb and can help to drain the sinuses. Read more about the use of garlic for sinus infections on this page.


Ginger is a strong herb, especially if the fresh ginger root is used. Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory and can help reduce sinus inflammation.  A 2016 study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology found that ginger extract effectively reduced inflammation in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis.2

A 1/2-inch square of fresh ginger root can be sliced thinly for warm tea. Alternatively, the slivers can be slowly chewed. The ginger will cause sinuses to drain.


Turmeric is a natural remedy commonly used to treat inflammation and infection. One 2015 study published in the Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research found that turmeric effectively reduced symptoms of chronic rhinosinusitis.

Turmeric Tips

  • Add a teaspoon of turmeric to a cup of warm water or tea and consume it several times daily.
  • Mix turmeric into applesauce for a palatable option.
  • Turmeric is often added to milk to treat inflammation, but if you have a sinus infection, use almond or coconut milk instead of dairy products.
  • If you can't tolerate the taste of turmeric, you can take four capsules instead of the powder.
  • Remember always to take turmeric with plenty of fluid to avoid constipation.


Mullein is a gentle herb that helps to thin mucus, making breathing easier. Here are some key points about mullein tea:

  • Mullein tea has a mild and pleasant taste, making it easy to drink.
  • It can be consumed liberally throughout the day.
  • Mullein tea is a great addition to other natural remedies for sinus infections, as it helps to soothe and relieve congestion.
  • Mullein has been traditionally used for respiratory conditions, including sinus infections.
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce inflammation in the sinuses.
  • Mullein tea can be made by steeping dried mullein leaves in boiling water for 15 minutes.
  • Mullein oil can also be applied topically to the chest or under the nose to help relieve congestion.


Elderberry is a natural remedy that can be effective in treating sinus infections. Here are some benefits and instructions for using elderberry:


  • Elderberry has antiviral and immune-boosting properties, which can help to fight off infections that cause sinusitis.
  • It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce inflammation in the sinuses.
  • Elderberry may help to reduce the duration and severity of symptoms associated with sinus infections.


  • Elderberry can be consumed as syrup, capsules, or tea.
  • Elderberry syrup can be taken 1-2 tablespoons daily for adults and one teaspoon daily for children.
  • Elderberry capsules can be taken according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Elderberry tea can be made by steeping dried elderberries in boiling water for 15 minutes.


Astragalus root is a food in some cultures. It can be taken liberally to enhance the immune system. If you have frequent sinus infections, the astragalus root can be taken daily in capsules or a tincture to keep your immune system strong.


If your body is low in certain vitamins, your body will have a harder time fighting the infection. Below are several supplements that are critical to support your body during illness.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help boost the immune system and fight infections. It can also help to reduce the severity and duration of symptoms associated with sinus infections. To increase your vitamin C intake, eat more citrus fruits, berries, and leafy greens or take vitamin C supplements.


Zinc is another immune-boosting supplement that can help to fight off infections. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce inflammation in the sinuses. Eat more nuts, seeds, and legumes or take zinc supplements to increase your zinc intake.

Hydrotherapy for Sinus Infections

Steam Bath

Consider a nice warm bath to immediately relieve a sinus infection. Add a cup of baking soda or Epsom salt and a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil if you have it on hand. If you close the bathroom door and fill the tub using the shower head (using hot water), you will fill the bathroom with steam. The steam can help your sinuses to drain while you take your bath.

Facial Hydrotherapy

Facial hydrotherapy is an effective, localized treatment that can be a convenient alternative to a full-body bath. This method uses contrasting temperatures to promote healing and reduce inflammation. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Prepare Two Bowls: Get two bowls - fill one with warm water and the other with cool water.
  2. Soak and Apply Cloths: Submerge a cloth in each bowl. Wring out the excess water from each cloth. First, place the cool cloth on your face for one minute.
  3. Switch Between Warm and Cool: After a minute, switch to the warm cloth, applying it to your face for 30 seconds.
  4. Alternate Temperatures: Continue alternating between the cool and warm cloths, making seven total changes between them.
  5. Finish with Cool Cloth: Always start and end the session with the cool cloth.
  6. Frequency: You can perform this therapy multiple times throughout the day as needed.

This simple and soothing technique reduces facial inflammation and promotes relaxation.

Dietary Adjustments

When dealing with a sinus infection, it's important to consider your diet. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Avoid dairy products, as they can contribute to mucous formation.
  • Sugar and processed foods can also contribute to inflammation and congestion.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids to keep the mucous in your sinuses thin and draining. Good choices include hot tea, hot vinegar tea, fresh juices, water, and homemade water-based soups.
  • Garlic, ginger, and horseradish can help to stimulate the sinuses. Use them to make tea or as condiments for your meals.
  • Homemade chicken soup can be healing. Make chicken broth (store-bought varieties often have high levels of MSG). Add a pinch of sea salt, cayenne pepper, sage, garlic, onion, and thyme to each cup of broth for added flavor and healing benefits.

Sinus Infections Caused by Polyps

Sinus polyps are non-cancerous growths that can develop in the sinuses or nasal passages. They can cause various symptoms, including congestion, runny nose, and loss of sense of smell. In some cases, sinus polyps can also cause sinus infections. When the polyps block the sinuses or nasal passages, mucus can build up, creating a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses. This can lead to inflammation and infection, causing discomfort and pain.

While surgery is a common treatment for sinus polyps, several natural remedies can help to alleviate the symptoms and reduce the risk of sinus infections. These remedies include:

  • Saline nasal rinses: Saline nasal rinses can help to flush out mucus and reduce inflammation in the sinuses. Use a neti pot or a bulb syringe filled with a saline solution made from salt and warm water.
  • Essential oils: Essential oils like eucalyptus, peppermint, and tea tree can help to reduce inflammation, relieve congestion, and fight off bacteria and viruses. Use them in a diffuser or add them to a carrier oil and apply them to the skin.
  • Dietary changes: Eating a healthy diet and avoiding foods that can cause inflammation, such as sugar and processed foods, can help to reduce the risk of sinus infections. Drinking fluids and staying hydrated can also help clear the sinuses and prevent mucus buildup.

In addition to using some of the above sinus infection remedies, consider using serrapeptase, an enzyme that can help dissolve polyps. You can also put a few drops of castor oil into your nose daily to reduce the polyps. (This is easiest to do when you are on your back.) For more natural remedies for sinus polyps, please see this page on Earth Clinic.

Sinus Infections Caused by Allergies

Allergies are a common cause of sinus infections. When the sinuses become inflamed due to an allergic reaction, they become more susceptible to infection. Allergies can cause swelling, congestion, and excess mucus production in the sinuses, creating an environment ripe for bacterial growth. In some cases, allergies can trigger chronic sinus infections that require medical treatment. However, several natural remedies can help alleviate allergy symptoms and reduce the risk of sinus infections.

One of the most effective natural allergy remedies is identifying and avoiding allergens that trigger your symptoms. Common allergens include pollen, dust mites, pet dander, and mold. Keeping your home clean and using air filters can help to reduce exposure to these allergens. Nasal irrigation with a saline solution can also help flush out sinus allergens, reducing inflammation and preventing infection.

Another natural remedy for allergies and sinus infections is herbal supplements. Butterbur and stinging nettle are two herbs that effectively reduce allergy symptoms, such as congestion and inflammation. Quercetin, a natural antihistamine, can also help to reduce the release of histamines in the body, which can trigger allergic reactions. These herbal supplements can be taken as a tea, capsule, or tincture.

User Reviews

Have you tried one or more of these remedies? We would love to hear from you!

Continue reading below for feedback from Earth Clinic readers who have successfully used many home remedies or supplements to treat a sinus infection.

Related Links:

Effective Natural Remedies for Managing Sinus Polyps
Ice Cream and Sinus Infections: The Link to Artificial Flavorings
Natural Cures for Sinus Infection in Children
Quick Sinus Relief: Natural Remedies for Congestion


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Posted by Wendy (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) on 06/05/2013

Yes- acupuncture is VERY helpful. I'm a chronic sinus sufferer and to some extent just have to live with it. BUT when it gets really bad, I see my acupuncturist 2 or 3 times over a week and the problem is much alleviated. There are good and bad acupuncturists so get a recommendation....

Posted by Cherry (Cayman Islands) on 10/20/2006

Tried neti pot but that only facilitated the mucus to leave my sinuses. Tried acupuncture and that helped a lot, but when on a course of Phellostatin and that was my first real relief...along with one capsule of Cayenne pepper which took away the post nasal drip...this should not be taken too often as it moves the blood and really clears the system. Chronic sinusitis with digestive was felt by myself and my acupuncturist that fungus was my problem even though I had take Diflucan almost 2x a month. Acupuncture really helps me along with the Phellostatin and the Cayenne Pepper. Acupuncture assists the body to do the clearing and healing needed. Acupuncture was my final and last straw to try as I had tried most conventional medicine doctors and their treatments. Nasal sprays and prednisone. I do stay away from dairy products, but am now noticing that even if I have some I do not react with inflammation as I did before! I can eat cheese and not sneeze or get stuffy anymore. Wish I had gone this route from the beginning.

Air Conditioners and Sinus Infections

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Posted by Americana (California) on 10/07/2013

For those of you who don't believe the A/C is the cause of the sinusitis, have you considered what lives inside your ductwork? It's not necessarily the air conditioner causing the problem, it's the mold, dust, and bacteria living in the ducts. These are easily cleaned. In my region, I call a local carpet cleaning company who also cleans ductwork with their steam equipment. Works beautifully to clean them.

Air Conditioners and Sinus Infections
Posted by Michael (San Jose, Ca) on 02/15/2013

The Air Conditioner (AC) theory is completely correct. I work in the HVAC industry and can tell you I learned a lot about health during my training. For example on the west coast we use large heat exchangers called cooling towers. The work by running water down a veined surface and pass air over it to evaporate water like a giant air humidifier. At the bottom of the tower is a large (500-1000 gal.) basin of water. Anytime you have a large pool of stagnant water exposed to atmosphere and moving air, bacteria, mold, and viruses will accumulate. And one species begets the other. Mold carry bacteria, bacteria carry viruses. So on occasion these tanks must be cleaned. It's is emptied of all water and refilled with a biocide of extreme toxicity. The reason being if anyone catches a breathe of the dried mold, you WILL get Legionnaires Disease. Care must be taken when designing the air duct system for the building to keep the air intake vents away from the cooling tower. Otherwise the entire building could be infected. Which has happened, btw. Conditioned air also is very dry. Most buildings rehummidify the air to a relative humidity of 40-50%. I always run a cool mist humidifier in my home with my AC during the summer. During winter, the air will naturally be dry. Cold air is denser. Think of squeezing a sponge. There just isn't room for the moisture. Then when the air is heated again and pumped into your home, is is even dryer. There is room for the moisture, and it is going to get it one way or another. It will pull it right thru your skin. So run a warm mist humidifier in the winter with your heater. Be careful not to over do it. That can cause mold issues. If you see condensate on your windows, it's time to turn off the humidifier.

Replied by Marsh57

Thanks Michael, you're right on target. I used to suffer horribly from the same when staying at hotels/motels. After speaking with an Indoor Air Quality professional, he explained molds/bacteria/nasty stuff is being recirculated over and over. I now stay in home rentals (haven't caught an infection while on vacation since! ). After the segment on national tv showing the germs on bedspreads, blankets, carpet under black lights in hotels/motels, that did it for me. Disgusting, scary and creepy.

Air Conditioners and Sinus Infections
Posted by Patrice (Nashua, Nhl) on 02/09/2013

I Just had to add my two cents re Air Conditioning filters. My mother lived in this very expensive, assisted living facility in Florida for 5 years. I only saw them change filters once and it was disgusting all the debris. As a result she was sick constantly with frequent URIs and ended up in the ER 3 times. Moved her to another facility less expensive without all the entertainment frills etc. But filters were mandatorily changed every 3 months. It has been 4 years and she has not been sick once since she has moved there and she will be 90 this April. So this was certainly an eye opening experience for me. Check those AC filters often!!!!

Air Conditioners and Sinus Infections
Posted by Goose (Pittsburg, Pa) on 05/16/2012

When a air conditioner is running, it removes almost all the humidity in the room. The air conditioner coil gets so cold that it draws in moisture from the air. Similar to how a cold drink will sweat on a hot day. I think the absence of all this humidity dries out the nasal cavity and makes you more prone to infection.

Air Conditioners and Sinus Infections
Posted by Art (Everett, Washington) on 02/20/2012

Well there is enough from high end doctors and scientist air conditioners do cause sinus problems in a lot. Spewing mold spores, viral parisites, ect. the cooling unit is a toxin waste site. Repairman who do not handle correct can get very sick. Most don't know the connection 40 years ago I learned this and avoid like a plague and that's what it is. My sinus do still get infection of course my cures have been1- 2tbl sp ACV in large water 3x day, good results. 2- baking soda 1tsp in warm water and nettie pot and 1tsp in large water 3x day. Good results 3- 1tsp food grade activated charcoal in glass of water 3x day good results. At 70 I've never used pharmacuticals as they all weaken the immune system and most likely cause something else to go wrong. Let's face it, if they get you well, they make make no money.

Air Conditioners and Sinus Infections
Posted by Arica (Columbus , Usa) on 09/16/2011

I've had 4 sinus infections in my 32 year life and every single one I can tell you was a result from sleeping in a direct air path from an ac unit. EVERY ONE! I told my husband it was the ac's fault I get these infections and he thinks I'm crazy. Well, it's good to read that others have the same experience. I know it's from the ac but I didn't understand fully why until now.

Air Conditioners and Sinus Infections
Posted by Marie (Nashville, Tn) on 01/21/2011

I have had sinus surgery and have struggled with these sinus infections for over ten years.

Air conditioners are related to sinus infections, and having any type of heater on is even more related. Sinus infections develop when there are irritants in the sinus cavities that your body normally flushes out, but if there is not enough moisture (or other reasons like a deviated septum) they will not flush out like normal. So even just being dehyrdated can help a SI to flourish, but air conditioning and heating systems remove humidity from the air so if your body is used to having humidity help regulate the nose, and it is removed, it can cause bacterial growth in the form of infection.

Every year when the heat gets turned on in our house, I battle them and throughout the winter. That's why Doctors tell people with chronic sinusities to get to (or move to) the beach where the humidity and salt can help naturally.

Air Conditioners and Sinus Infections
Posted by Jen (R) on 01/06/2010

I agree 100 percent that air conditioners give sinus infections. Every summer i get a sinus infection when air conditioners are in full swing everywhere you go. I avoid them at all costs in the summer.

Air Conditioners and Sinus Infections
Posted by Tina (Lake Luzerne, NY) on 09/30/2007

Out of curiosity, I read your theory about ice cream and have to disagree. I have eaten ice cream ( all kinds ) since I was a kid ( I'm 43 ). I never had sinus problems...until, 7 years ago, when I met my husband, and started sleeping in an air-conditioned room. He practically "lives" on chocolate milk, and loves his air conditioner. He constantly has sinus trouble. I believe the air conditioner is the culprit.

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Posted by Mamta (Indiana) on 10/27/2006

i haven't taken any off the counter medicines for colds since 5 yrs !! and my condition was pretty bad when i came to the US. we got Ajwain seeds from an indian store or you will find it in the indian section of a chinese food store . Ajwain is indian oregano but very strong. every time i get a cold and chest is congested...i take one tsp of ajwain and roast it on a flat pan. once it starts to smoke , quickly put in a kitchen tissue and take deep inhalations, it makes you sneeze since all the nerve in the nose are raw from the cold....but in 5 minutes it all peaceful, no more colds. and RELIEF...esp. helpful in asthmatic attacks.....also have a strong concoction of ginger,black pepper, clove, basil and cinnamon...boil it in water for 5-10 min and after it cools a bit put a tsp of honey and have it hot. honey should not be heated. according to Ayurveda all these thing reduce phlegm in the body.... enjoy

Apple Cider Vinegar, Manuka Honey, H2O2

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Posted by Len Cicio (Nyc) on 04/05/2017

I went through 3 operations for severe nasal polyps that were so bad, I started developing rings under my eyes. Very hard to focus and concentrate and feeling very tired like I had a bowling ball in my head! After a year or 2 they kept coming back and you have to imagine your worst congestion 100 X magnified.

I had my last operation 3 years ago and about this past early February it started coming back with a vengeance. I started taking 1 teaspoon of apple cider mixed in a hot glass of water. On top of that I bought New Zealand Manuka honey (400g) Cup of hot water with a heaping teaspoon of this and a teaspoon of organic cinnamon. Once in the morning and once at night.

Finally took Hydrogen peroxide 3% dipped in a q tip till very saturated and for 1 minute on each side of the nose, slowly worked it through each nasal passage all the way back. I'm a new person and my sense of smell is returning. Feel like I did right after my operation. I do this consistently every day. It works! Good health to everyone! Len

Ayurvedic Method with Oregano Oil, Tea Tree Oil

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Posted by Kiara (Los Angeles) on 06/10/2018

Ancient Ayurvedic method for Sinus Infections

I did my 7 doctor rounds for my sinus infections no luck... So, I did research and cured my sinus infection naturally and so fast. I was amazed by it! I think the magic is in the tea tree and oregano oil.


Get 1 clean sterilized glass quart jar fill it with four cups ( 4 cups makes one quart) of distilled or filtered water. I boil the water for ten minutes to sterilize then you MUST let if cool down to room temperature.

Then add

  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
  • Then add only one drop of Oregano Oil and add one drop of Tea Tree oil. These two oils are strong so one drop of each is all you need.

Pour the cooled solution into neti pot. I used this solution a couple times during the day and then again right before bed.

Here is the key:

When I pour this solution into my sinuses using my neti pot, I stand over the sink and I tilt my head slightly downward in the sink and then I take a deep breath in using my nose while pouring the solution into my sinuses. Then I hung my head upside down for 15 minutes and moved my head side to side and back to get the solution deep into my sinuses. Keep a towel handy in case it begins spilling out.

After 15 minutes I release the solution into the sink and spray the sink with disinfectant. I truly hope this helps someone as much as it has me.

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Posted by Sam (Texas) on 09/29/2014

I have had really bad sinus pressure & pain for a couple days & knew it was a sinus infection. I have been reading all the sinus remedies & thought the baby shampoo sounded crazy, but I tried it anyway & it worked immediately! Since I'd been reading a lot ... I made my own concoction of 3 oz saline, 2 drops baby shampoo, a pinch of baking soda & 2 drops raw honey...shook it up & inhaled it. Within minutes the sinus pressure & pain started to give way & cleared out. I could function again. I just used it a 2nd time before bed to make sure I can breathe clear thru the night. No burning or negative affects. I thought I was going to the doctor for antibiotics & now I know that I am not. Thank you for this odd but effective bit of wisdom. I love earthclinic and all the kindred spirits here who take the time to share what works for them... and what doesn't.