How to Use Essential Oils to Relieve Sinus Congestion

How to Use Essential Oils to Relieve Sinus Congestion

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How to Use Essential Oils to Relieve Sinus Congestion
A sinus infection is miserable. Technically called sinusitis, this is a common ailment that first appears to be symptomatic of a common cold but in reality, is the result of swollen and inflamed nasal cavities. It is often caused by a virus which means treating with antibiotics is useless. That is just one reason why […]
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How to Use Essential Oils to Relieve Sinus Congestion | Backdoor Survival

A sinus infection is miserable. Technically called sinusitis, this is a common ailment that first appears to be symptomatic of a common cold but in reality, is the result of swollen and inflamed nasal cavities. It is often caused by a virus which means treating with antibiotics is useless. That is just one reason why it makes sense to know how to treat the symptoms of a sinus infection without running to the drugstore for an armload of drugs that either will not work or will make you drowsy and incidentally raise your blood pressure.

Over the past couple of months, a number of people around me have suffered from sinus congestion. Like a mad scientist on a mission, I started experimenting with essential oils and with the help of Valerie Worwood’s fantastic book on essential oils, came up with a formula that works. If you have sinus problems, here is a DIY remedy using budget-friendly essential oils along with three different ways to use the blend: topically, in a diffuser, and by simple inhalation.

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9 Ways to Train Your Brain to Respond in a Crisis

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9 Ways to Train Your Brain to Respond in a Crisis
When I first began researching survival and preparedness, I can’t tell you how many hours were spent in shock and panic.  I read about the “golden hordes” who would soon, very soon, descend upon my suburban home shooting, stealing, and raping, although not in that particular order. According to some survivalists, we’re approaching a tipping […]
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Back to Basics Bundle: 70 Ebooks, Online Courses, and More!

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Back to Basics Bundle: 70 Ebooks, Online Courses, and More!
Skills and knowledge trump gear and miscellaneous stuff when it comes to survival, and this brand new Back to Basics Bundle will provide you and your family with hours and hours of great information related to many different areas of being prepared. WHAT IS A BUNDLE? With the popularity of ebooks and online courses, “bundles” have […]
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7 Crazy Ways To Use Tree Bark For Survival

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7 Crazy Ways To Use Tree Bark For Survival
Image source: Pixabay If you find yourself in a survival situation in the woods, you’re basically standing in a goldmine of potential resources, all of which are literally at your fingertips along the trunks of nearby trees. Knowing just how versatile tree bark can be might just save your life…  
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6 Tricks To Ensure Your Fruit Trees Survive The Winter

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6 Tricks To Ensure Your Fruit Trees Survive The Winter
Image source: Pixabay.com Experienced homesteaders know that just because the trees go dormant, the hens take a break from laying, and the garden goes fallow it doesn’t mean that you can go into hibernation from December to March. Among the many wintertime tasks on the farm, you can’t forget to include tending to your fruit […]
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The Pros and Cons of Antibiotics for Preppers

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The Pros and Cons of Antibiotics for Preppers
This week in the Survivalist Prepper Podcast Lisa and I talked about some of the pros and cons of antibiotics for preppers. Antibiotics are a big concern for people in the preparedness community because some sicknesses and infections are impossible to cure without them. Infections were a major cause of death before the advent of […]
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Bushcraft Basics for Preppers

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Bushcraft Basics for Preppers
Prepping is made up of many different aspects of life, and Bushcraft is one of them. You don’t need to be a Navy Seal to understand tactics and defense. You don’t need to be the CEO of a fortune 500 company to invest in gold and silver, and you don’t need to 30 days in […]
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Free Manuals to Download on Survival and Edible Plants

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Free Manuals to Download on Survival and Edible Plants
  Everybody likes to get something for free and here’s a huge collection of free manuals for you to download. I have not had a chance to review all of them so I can’t say that everything they suggest is accurate. Many of them are hundreds of pages long, so take your time reviewing them […]
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Why a Dutch Oven Should Be Part of Your Survival Kit

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Why a Dutch Oven Should Be Part of Your Survival Kit
If you’re one of those folks without power, heat, or warmth because of the recent snow storms, you probably know that you need a cooking tool that can bake, boil, fry and saute. It should also be able to function with a variety of heat sources, since you don’t know when the electricity might come back […]
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Plant These Edible Flowers in Your Garden Now

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Plant These Edible Flowers in Your Garden Now
The first edible flower I ever ate was a nasturtium. We had giant nasturtium plants growing in our herb garden, nearly taking over, in fact, and decided we would start consuming the orange and yellow blossoms and leaves. They have a peppery flavor with a little bit of a kick. It’s always fun to discover […]
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How to Prep For a Quarantine

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How to Prep For a Quarantine
All too often, the world is shaken by a new flu bug or the resurgence of an old one. This article caught my eye, as it’s about a mutated version of avian flu H7N2 that was transmitted from a cat to a human, quite a rare occurrence. I also have a long enough memory to […]
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Poison in the Water? Trace Pharmaceuticals and Your Faucet

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Poison in the Water? Trace Pharmaceuticals and Your Faucet
The issue of pharmaceuticals showing up in public water systems is gaining more and more attention in the media, and for good reason—because it’s there! While it isn’t entirely clear what these drugs are doing to your endocrine system, it isn’t positive. Moreover, your exposure to trace pharmaceuticals is probably greater than you imagine. Consider […]
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Wilderness First Aid Guide

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Wilderness First Aid Guide
Administering the right first aid correctly can help save lives and reduce discomfort when you are out in the wilderness.  Understanding the common challenges you may face and how to react under such conditions will help remove uncertainties and improve patient outcome. Having your first aid kit with you is the first step to handling […]
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6 Ways To Sterilize Medical Instruments

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6 Ways To Sterilize Medical Instruments
We’ve all heard this story before: someone goes into the hospital for a minor operation, gets an infection, and ends up dying from it. Although this is rare, it does happen, and it’s a reminder of why it’s so important to sterilize medical instruments. If you find yourself doing or assisting with minor surgery during […]
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Prepper Dudes – “Your Testosterone Has Everything To Do With Preparedness and Survival”

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Prepper Dudes – “Your Testosterone Has Everything To Do With Preparedness and Survival”
ReadyNutrition Readers, I once did a piece a while back on firearms for the ladies, and in that light, it’s time to do one that pertains to the guys.  This one is on the importance of testosterone, a substance that is very important in areas besides procreation and family life.  Testosterone is a “building block” […]
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Natural Medicine: How to Make and Apply an Herbal Poultice

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Natural Medicine: How to Make and Apply an Herbal Poultice
“The fruit of it shall be for eating and leaf of it for healing…” (Ezekiel 47:12) 5 years ago, I came down with a bad upper respiratory infection. I was taking over the counter medicines, but none seemed to work and I was worried about secondary infections. My wife grandmother suggested I make a mustard plaster (poultice) […]
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First Aid During Winter: Can You Handle It?

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First Aid During Winter: Can You Handle It?
  In an emergency situation, it’s difficult to provide good first aid even in good weather, but if you must tend to sickness or injury in freezing weather, your job is going to be twice as hard. You’ll have greater difficulty getting to a warm place to provide treatment, and snow and freezing weather will […]
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Surviving Off-Grid: 4 Recipes To Cook In A Haybox

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Surviving Off-Grid: 4 Recipes To Cook In A Haybox
  I have to admit, this was a new one for me, and I thought that I’d tried every method of outdoor cooking invented since cavemen sporked frogs and roasted them over an open fire. As it turns out, haybox cooking is a combination of two of my favorite cooking vessels – a Dutch oven […]
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Wilderness Survival: 5 Self Feeding Campfires

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Wilderness Survival: 5 Self Feeding Campfires
  If you’re an outdoors aficionado and you go camping often, today’s article will tick you in all the right places, as I will present you, dear readers, with 5 ways to start a self feeding campfire. Making a campfire is arguably one of the most fun and interesting parts of camping, as it keeps […]
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6 Ways To DIY Emergency Firestarter Kits

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6 Ways To DIY Emergency Firestarter Kits
  To begin with, I’d take it as an axiom that any respectable prepper should know how to start a fire in an emergency. Also, I am a firm believer in the theory that any bug out bag or survival kit should pack a fire starter, together with a couple of Bic lighters, just in […]
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10 Top Myths About Preventing a Cold

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10 Top Myths About Preventing a Cold
Like the game of party line we played as kids, myths about colds and other short-term illnesses prevail. The reality is that the common cold is caused by a virus that is passed from person to person. They can occur anytime during the year and not just during what is commonly referred to as the […]
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