A-to-Z List Essential Oils for Bodily Congestion:
The following essential oils may be helpful for relieving congestion:
Essential oils are an alternative treatment for sinus congestion that occurs due to allergies, bacteria, inflammation, or the common cold.
Some oils may relieve symptoms, such as congestion, inflammation, and a cough.
The best ways relieve a stuffy nose with essential oils is through inhalation such as steam inhalation, direct inhalation (from the bottle, a handkerchief, or cotton ball), a diffuser, an aromatherapy bath, or massage.
Aroma Description: Bergamot Mint Essential Oil smells fresh, sweet, herbaceous and minty. It also has subtle underlying citrus and floral characteristics.
Aroma Description: Cubeb Essential Oil smells warm, sweet and slightly peppery.
Eucalyptus dives, Mint
Aroma Description: Camphoraceous, Cool, Fresh, Minty, Slightly sweet
Aroma Description: Camphoraceous, Cool, Fresh, Slightly sweet, Soft
Aroma Description: Citrus, Cool, Fresh, Lemony, Soft
Aroma Description: Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil smells slightly camphorous, sweet and fruity.
(Origanum vulgare subsp. vulgare)
Aroma Description: Oregano Essential Oil smells herbaceous and sharp.
Aroma Description: Intensely minty. Its aroma is reminiscent of peppermint candies, but it is more concentrated and is more intense in fragrance than Spearmint Essential Oil.
Peppermint - English
(Mentha X Piperita)
Aroma Description: Camphoraceous, Cool, Fresh, Minty, Soft, Strong
Aroma Description: Crisp, fresh, woody, earthy, balsamic, sweet, woody, forest like aroma
Aroma Description: Spikenard Essential Oil smells deep earthy, woody and musky.
Aroma Description: Fresh, sweet and citrusy. It smells similar to the bright aroma of tangerine peels (as compared to orange peels), but is more concentrated.
Aroma Description: Medicinal, fresh, woody, earthy and herbaceous.
Tea Tree, Lemon
Aroma Description: Astringent, Citrus, Fresh, Lemony, Medicinal