My sinusitis has become quite acute and painful. It got to the point that I struggled to breathe through my nose until a happy little accident.
I noticed that whenever I went into the bathroom my congestion would ease a little, so I could breathe. Every time I returned to the couch, head elevated, etc, I would get completely congested again. I puzzled over this until the one difference hit me. I had a container of cinnamon scented pinecones in there. I got my second container of them and set them beside me, and sure enough the congestion lessened.
Now, I had added camphor, menthol, eucalyptus, and peppermint EOs in my humidifier, all without success this round. Upon the pinecone discovery I put some cinnamon leaf EO in it after cleaning the residue out, then topped it off with my Sleepy Time EO blend (to soften the smell, since it was hard to handle, and to help me get a little sleep). It worked wonderfully until I woke from an acute nosebleed. That part really sucked, but wasn’t caused by the EOs, and I treated separately. I was just tickled to discover this new benefit. It isn’t attributed to cinnamon in any of my research, so this is super exciting! I’ll now add a tad to my congestion items. Yay for happy accidents!!