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With cold and flu season upon us, it’s safe to say a box of tissues will be a staple for many of us within the next few weeks. But if you’re a sinus sufferer, chances are you’re already feeling the wrath of winter weather. Although a stuffy nose and a pounding head should really be cured by a trip to the doc, some hot tea, and a date with Netflix, there are a number of soothing beauty products that can ease your pain. From salts to oils, these finds will help you de-stress and relax, while opening up the sinuses. Hey, who says you have to give up your beauty routine just because of a little congestion?
Tata Harper Aromatic Stress Treatment ($80, tataharperskincare.com)
The idea of using essential oils to calm and relax is nothing new, but this soothing blend of organic and natural florals and oils is a welcome addition to any sinus sufferer’s top shelf. Infused with linden blossom, rose otto, neroli, and frankincense, this oil boasts a calming effect via application and deepened breathing. Simply rub onto the neck, wrists, or temple and inhale to use.
PLANT Super Soak Organic Healing Bath ($20, plantbrooklyn.com)
There’s nothing like soaking in a nice hot bath when you’re feeling under the weather. This Brooklyn-based brand combines organic mustard and organic eucalyptus essential oil with sea salt in this bath time blend designed specifically for cold sufferers. With eucalyptus as a primary ingredient, this salt aims to aid circulation, soothe muscles, and release a powerful aroma.
Rosebud Perfume Co. Smith’s Menthol and Eucalyptus Balm ($5, drugstore.com)
You might be familiar with Rosebud Perfume Co.’s classic Smith’s Rosebud Salve, but this menthol and eucalyptus version of the cult favorite is ideal for winter blues. The effervescent scents have a cooling effect, which when applied to the lips or around the nose, offers much-needed relief. Plus, the portable tin makes it easy to toss in a purse or keep in a desk drawer, so you’re always armed and ready.
Mayron’s Goods Tangerine Lavender Soap ($11, mayronsgoods.com)
If staying in bed all day isn’t an option, hop in the shower and reach for this instead. The classic soap bar contains a citrus blend of tangerine and lemon as well as just a touch of lavender to invigorate the senses and get you ready for the day. Made with plant-based ingredients, this bar is not only gentle on the Earth, but gentle on the skin, too!
100% Pure Eucalyptus Seafoam Facial Cleanser ($32, 100percentpure.com)
You’re going to have to use a facial cleanser anyway, so why not use one with ingredients to help heal? This foaming formula from all-natural brand 100% Pure contains mint, rosehip oil, green tea, and you guessed it, eucalyptus to wash away the day’s grime, as well as release a pleasing scent.
Jurlique Tea Tree Pure Essential Oil ($17, jurlique.com)
For those who are really suffering this season, this concoction is designed specifically for the relief of colds and coughs. This 100 percent natural, antimicrobial oil is made with melaleuca alternifolia lea and twig oil essences and claims to help with acne and minor wound treatment. Talk about an all-in-one!
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