Natural Congestion Relief- Sinus Bombs

Natural Sinus Relief Sinus Bombs

Cold and flu season is in full force now and if you are anything like me, you are sick of pills, pills and more pills to start feeling better. You are looking for a natural kind of relief from your sinus congestion. You are hoping for a sinus infection home remedy that will work well and fast. I heard that tea tree essential oil could possibly clear up sinus issues and I have seen shower bombs made for congestion. My only issue was, sometimes you don’t have time to take a shower several times a day when you are sick to get relief. So, I came up with these mini sinus bombs to use in the sink. I hope you find relief with these as they are super easy to make and use.

*please understand that I am not a physician or professional and as such, I cannot give medical advise. This post is for informational purposes only and is not meant to treat, cure or diagnose any disease or condition. Check with your doctor before use.

Natural Congestion Relief- Sinus Bombs


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Natural Congestion Relief- Sinus Bombs
  • 1 lb of Baking Soda
  • Spray bottle filled with Water
  • 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
  • 20 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
  1. Pour your Baking soda into a bowl. Spray the baking soda with water, just enough to make it start to stick together.
  2. Mix it up and see how well it forms in your hand. It should feel like damp sand.
  3. If it is not moist enough, spray water again until it easily sticks together but does not feel wet, only damp and moist. Add in your essential oil and mix again.
  4. Place in molds. I used silicon ones because I found that they come out easier. I used candy molds as they are the perfect size for these mini sinus bombs.
  5. Leave in the molds overnight and pop them out. Store in an airtight container that keeps moisture out.
To use:
Fill your sink with very hot water. Close the door to your bathroom as this is the ideal place to do it.
Pop one bomb into the water and place a towel around your head to create a barrier for the steam. Inhale the steam for relief from sinus congestion.
Do this as often as needed.

Natural Sinus Relief Sinus Bombs

34 Replies to “Natural Congestion Relief- Sinus Bombs”

  1. I totally need this!
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  2. I saw your blog come from Blogging for God Facebook Group. I wanted to send a quick message to say I read this blog post. I maintain Anywho, My sinuses have been crazy this year. I have been using a lot of chest rub. I may have to try this. I will of course have to buy those oils. Thanks for sharing! God Bless!
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  3. Melodi Steinberg says: Reply

    Just started using essential oils! These look great!

  4. What a great idea! I never heard of making sinus bombs before. I have horrible horrible allergies year round, and I need to try this!
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  5. Bettina Walton says: Reply

    This may sound dumb….where do you add the oils? Really interested in these for my grandkids.

    1. Not dumb at all, Bettina! What’s dumb is I forgot to include that in my recipe instructions LOL! It has been updated now. Thanks for letting me know and I hope they help your grandkids!

  6. At what point do you put in the essential oils in?

    1. I am so glad you caught that! You add them when your baking soda/water mix is just about to go into the molds and then you mix well. Be sure not to spill any tea tree oil like I did. It made my kitchen smell like it for 2 days!

  7. My sinuses are awful all the time, I’ll definitely give it a try. I don’t have molds, any ideas where to get them?

    1. I got mine on Amazon ๐Ÿ™‚ Most of these would work. You just want smaller sized “pods”. Hope this helps!:

  8. What other oils do you recommend? I can’t stand the smell of lavender, so I was wondering if there are specific oils you’d use over others.

    1. You could try peppermint. The lavender is fine to leave out, too, if you don’t like it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Oh wow, you’re a lifesaver! I’m currently dealing with an awful sinus infection that isn’t going away with antibiotics, and I am desperate for some relief. I’ll definitely be trying these ๐Ÿ˜€ I don’t have any molds, but I do have a mini ice cube tray, do you think that would work as well?
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    1. Yes, I think an ice cube tray would work fine, Amanda. I really hope you feel better!

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  11. Do you have a picture of the mold that you used or a link to buy? Never seen this shape before! Can’t wait to try this recipe.

    1. I bought this mold a couple of years ago on Amazon. It doesn’t look like it is available anymore, but here is a similar one: (this is an affiliate link. You won’t be charged more, but it helps keep the lights on here at the blog if you buy through it ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Natural Beauty Blog says: Reply

    Thanks Christine for sharing this recipe. Sinuses are often a problem during spring and winter, so will love sharing your recipe ideas on our website when I try it. Awesome!

  13. Can these be used while showering or as an additive to a bath instead? These would be great in the morning shower! I have a 65 lb. pittie that sleeps with me and I always wake up congested. Having these in the shower would help tremendously! And it may even be something I can have my husband try as well.

    1. Yes, absolutely! Since I made them so small, I would suggest just finding a larger mold and using them that way in the shower or tub.

  14. How many does this recipe make?

    1. It would depend on the size of mold you used, but I got about 1 1/2 dozen out of it.

  15. I totally agree- I could never pop into the shower as often as necessary to use shower bombs. I would have a crazy kid-made mess downstairs. Thanks for this mini version that’s so doable!
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    1. You are very welcome!

  16. Christine…Will try your wonderful idea. I also would like to know what font you use for your ‘saved by grace’ logo. I love love love it. Thanks Raine

    1. Hi Raine, I honestly don’t remember which font it is. I’m sorry! Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. Faye McGowan says: Reply

    Hi Christine. I love these sinus bombs. Do you know how long they would keep for? What the shelf life would be. Kind regards, Faye

    1. Hi Faye,

      I never have them around long enough to really know, but I would suspect 3-6 months if kept in a dry place.

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