By: Jennifer Murray

How To Fight A Sinus Infection Naturally With Essential Oils



I finally caved and joined the wonderful world of essential oils. After hearing so many good things from close friends who were experiencing such amazing and vast results, my curiosity could no longer be contained.  Now I’m kicking myself for dragging my feet for so long!  My Young Living Essential Oils are my go-to instead of over-the-counter medications or trying to ignore symptoms altogether – which was my typical way of dealing with illness or discomforts in the past.

So how do I use the 11 oils from my Young Living Premium Starter Kit?  Here’s a few scenarios…

>>> Start of a Sore, Scratchy Throat = Purification (symptoms improved almost instantly)

>>> Strep-Throat and Stomach Flu Direct Exposure = Thieves (we dodged it completely)

>>> Sleepless Kiddos = Peace and Calming (asleep in 10 minutes)

>>> Anxiety/Hormone Imbalance/Stress = Valor, Stress-Away, Peace and Calming (cannot tell you what how great of a difference it’s made)

>>> Grief and Mood Lift = Joy (this is what finally convinced me to really start using oils regularly from the sweet persistence of my friend Myra)

>>> Making the House Smell Amazing = Lemon, Lavender, Thieves, Peppermint (love, love, love, my diffuser)

>>> Headaches = Peppermint (my first positive experience with essential oils) 

>>> Cramps/Backache = PanAway (hello, new best friend) 

>>> Relaxation/Calming = Peace and Calming, Lavender (so great at bedtime)

>>> Scrapes and Cuts = Lavender (quicker healing and no sting)

Can you believe all of these amazing uses??!!  And honestly, I think we are barely scratching the surface.


But last weekend I really put them to the test.  I woke up with a horrible sinus infection – head completely congested, painfully sore throat, drainage, headache, the works.  I thought I was going to have to make a trip to urgent care, but I decided to give it a day and try to treat it naturally with my oils. What did I have to loose when I was already so miserable? 

I fixed myself some Thieves Tea with a couple of drops of Thieves, Lemon, and honey, and then I my “oily friend”, Amy,  recommended layering Frankincense, Lemon, and Thieves on my feet every few hours.

Sounds kooky, right?  

However, you can’t argue with my results. Within a few minutes my head started clearing, and I was able to breath freely through my nose. I was floored! A couple of hours later, my sinus headache was completely GONE without taking any pain killers! I continued this regimen for the next couple of days and continued to benefit from the relief of my symptoms.

{Another huge relief?  Not having to spend $$$ at the doctor’s office or for prescription meds!}


If you’re curious about essential oils, want to learn more, or want to sign up for Young Living – I have a lot of Q&As and great info over HERE. I’d love for you to experience similar results and overall wellness!

How about you?  What’s your go-to treatment for sinus infections? 


* These statements are based on my own experience and resources. Not everyone may experience the same results, but I hope you and your family do! The above is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, prevent disease or evaluated by the FDA. I do receive a commission on sales when you sign up, which is a little boost of motivation to share. However, the main reason I’m telling you about our family’s experience with essential oils is because of their positive impact on our family.


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By: Jennifer Murray

Finding Beauty in the Brokenness: The Everyday



I’ve been upright for three days straight now, and still beyond thankful that I didn’t need another surgery to fix things. The fog is lifting, and I’m able to see clearer.

Brad and I laid in bed talking last night about a lot of the pain we’ve walked through and how we are processing things…which was the first time in a long time that we’ve been able to check-in with each other, and be able to talk about it freely without the physical side of things consuming all of our thoughts.

I’m seeing beauty in the everyday again.

In Starbucks cake pops. In sunshine. In being able to be there for someone else in a time of need instead of being the taker. In worship. In essential oils that make my heart {among other things} feel better. In being able to smile again. In listening to the birds sing. In a walk around the block after being sedentary. In the quiet after 4 boys are finally tucked in bed. In a weather forecast that is above 30 degrees.  

Healing doesn’t come at once, it comes in doses.


Over the weekend I made 2 meals for my family and I felt like someone should throw me a party. I mean, really?  Did you see that? I put food together, and put it on plates, and fed 6 people. When is my medal ceremony? 

It’s moments like these that we’re welcoming and celebrating the “normal” again, even if it’s not quite there or looks unfamiliar.

The thing about being empty is the consciousness of the good things that surround you, when you start being refilled little by little.


Other Posts in This Series:

Finding Beauty in the Brokenness: Books
Finding Beauty in the Brokenness: Bible Verses
Finding Beauty in the Brokenness: Music

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By: Jennifer Murray

The Room I Don’t Have To Enter Tomorrow….



Surgery cancelled.

Prayers answered.

Hearts grateful.

End in sight.

{Thank you all for your continued prayers, concern, and your outpouring of love.}

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