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5 ways to clear a stuffy nose, naturally

5 ways to clear a stuffy nose, naturally

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If you’re welcoming winter with a stuffy nose, we’ve got your back! Here are our top tips to support clear noses for a winter of easy breathing.

             1. Inhale the stuffiness away

Essential oils have been traditionally used for centuries to help clear airways and ease breathing. Pop a drop of Eucalyptus or Peppermint oil in a diffuser or on a hanky for easy inhalation.

              2. Rub-a-dub-dub

Try a soothing chest rub; they’ve been used traditionally to help clear congestion in both the chest and sinuses. Look for rubs that contain Eucalyptus or Peppermint oil, or other aromatic herbs. The nurturing touch of massaging a rub on is a soothing support in itself. But the additional benefit of inhaling the extracts throughout the day or night as they diffuse from your chest upwards can help you breathe easier.

              3. Get salty

Saline nasal rinsing or ‘nasal irrigation’ isn’t for everyone, but many people swear by it. You can get a squeezy bottle of sterile saline solution from the pharmacy; not only giving your sinuses a good flush out, but also helping tone the tissues and support easy breathing. Make sure you pay attention to all the instructions.

              4. Spice up your day

You might find that adding heating spices, like cinnamon, cayenne pepper and ginger to your meal opens up your sinuses and supports easier breathing.  Combine this with warming teas and a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables and you’ve got a delicious way to support your body’s recovery!

                5. Give Kiwiherb De-Stuff a go

Kiwiherb De-Stuff and Kiwiherb De-Stuff for Kids  both contain the potent herb Ribwort, used traditionally in Western herbal medicine to soothe soft tissues in the upper airway. Added to this is Elderflower, Echinacea root and Peppermint, which are all traditionally used in Western herbal medicine to relieve symptoms of mild upper airway infections. These herbs are certified organic for the ultimate in potency, purity and effectiveness for you and your family.