Natural Remedies for Sinus Infection

A few weeks ago I was once again infected with a cold thanks to a certain small person in my house.

Normally when I get sick with a cold it’s annoying but I can still function. This time was different. My cold turned into a terrible sinus infection (which I self diagnosed thanks to WebMD). Because I hate going to the doctor and I hate taking medication, I looked for natural remedies for my sinus infection.

natural remedies sinus infection

Thankfully I found some that worked and I felt much better after one day. Because I’m nice, I’m going to share what I found so that others can try them if they ever need to (which I hope no one ever does).

Natural Remedies for Sinus Infection

Apple Cider Vinegar Tea

8 ounces hot water
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp honey

After much researching on Google, I found that apple cider vinegar was recommended as a natura remedy for sinus infections. Since I was willing to try anything and my mom had some on hand, I tried it. The result? It worked. Really well. I drank a cup of the tea at night before going to bed. When I woke the next morning, the pressure in my head was gone and I used far less kleenex than I had the previous day. I had another cup of the tea that night and the next day, I felt like a new person.

I do recommend using raw, organic apple cider vinegar and local honey if you can. Also, heat your water on the stove and not in the microwave.

apple cider vinegar remedy sinus infection

Neti Pot

I asked my mother-in-law what she recommended as a natural remedy and she suggested using a neti pot. Now I have one or two of these at home but my mom does not. Since I was at my mom’s house the week I was trying to cure myself naturally I wasn’t able to use a neti pot but I do trust my MIL when it comes to this type of advice. If you find yourself with a sinus infection and you have a neti pot, use it.

neti pot remedy sinus infection

Hot Steam

Same as when you have a cold, hot steam can be your friend when you have a sinus infection. It helps break up the nastiness and relieve some of the head pressure. You can get hot and steamy in the shower or even heat up a bowl of water and put your head over it with a towel. Whatever works for you.

Some other suggestions

The last few suggestions I have are to drink lots of water, eat your green vegetables and get lots of rest. Food, water and sleep have a lot of power over our bodies and I think people forget that sometimes. If you are sick, it’s even more important that you are paying attention to these factors so that you can get healthy again. There are even healing foods, herbs and nutrients for sinus infections you can eat (or drink). I would even suggest drinking a few green juices.

drink lots of water

Now, I have to disclose I’m not a doctor or a medical professional. These natural remedies worked for me and I would use them again if I had a sinus infection before I would ever go to a doctor and that’s why I’m sharing.

Have you had a sinus infection? How did you treat it? 

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Hi and welcome! My name is Jessica Torres and I'm a homeschooling mom of two adorably insane girls on the path to greener living. I'm also self declared iPhone addict and lover of all things Apple. When not attached to my kids, my iPhone, or my laptop, you can find me creating cocktail recipes. Subscribe by RSS Feed or by email to join in the fun over here.

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15 Responses to Natural Remedies for Sinus Infection

  1. Natalie
    Twitter: corp2domestic

    What can apple cider vinegar and honey not do? They are like super powers in home remedies!

  2. Abbi
    Twitter: Abbijayne

    I use a humidifier!

  3. Alison says:

    Good stuff, Jess. Pinning!
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  4. Aleta says:

    I like the tea idea. Tried the neti pot, not a fan of the way it feels but it does work.
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  5. Julia says:

    Neti pots are my go to for colds and allergies, I also like local honey to treat allergies and sore throats .
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  6. Elizabeth Kane
    Twitter: elizabkane

    You best believe I bookmarked this for the next time I get a sinus infection (and there *will* be a next time…unfortunately). Hate the way I feel when I have this nasty bug. Thanks, Jessica!

  7. Kimberly
    Twitter: KimberlyAMuro

    I’m still too chicken to try the neti pot. And every time I hear that I see Dana’s vlog in my head. Remember that?
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  8. Tonya says:

    I’ve never used a neti pot, but I’d like too. Great tips and I love natural/home remedies.
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  9. Maria says:

    Great remedies, Jessica. Personally, I use oregano oil to treat sinus infection and it works fine!
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