The Simple Tissue Box Hack Your Nose Will Thank You For

It’s shockingly quick and easy to infuse a box of tissues with congestion-clearing and immunity-boosting benefits.

Jill Nystul • January 10, 2024

Jill Nystul • December 20, 2023

Jill Nystul • December 20, 2023

Jill Nystul • December 20, 2023


With colds, flu, RSV, and Covid currently making the rounds (not to mention early spring allergies on the not-too-distant horizon), we’re in the midst of a perfect storm for runny noses and congestion. I’ve already stocked up on tissues, but I’m also keeping a few congestion-busting essential oils at the ready.

Why? Because I recently came across a brilliant tip about using essential oils to make “aromatherapy tissues!” It involves infusing a box of tissues with the aroma of beneficial essential oils to give you a boost of aromatherapy every time you blow or wipe your nose.

In this post, you’ll find out exactly how quick and easy it is to make your own aromatherapy tissues at home.


Which Essential Oil Should I Use?

These simple aromatherapy tissues are totally customizable, so you can use whichever essential oil you want, depending on the benefits you’re looking for.

You can’t go wrong with Defend Essential Oil Blend — it contains several antibacterial and immunity-boosting oils, making it an easy choice if you’re recovering from (or trying to avoid) illness.


Other oils you could use in your aromatherapy tissues include:

  • All Clear Essential Oil Blend: With eucalyptus, peppermint, and rosemary, it’s ideal for naturally clearing your sinuses with each use.
  • Complete Relief Essential Oil Blend: Its unique mix of marjoram, black pepper, basil, spike lavender, and copaiba is specially formulated to alleviate sinus headaches.
  • Slumber Essential Oil Blend: Combining the soothing scents of lavender, cedarwood, and marjoram with subtle notes of lime, bergamot, and vetiver, perfect for unwinding at bedtime.

Choosing an oil is the hard part — the rest of it couldn’t be easier! Here’s how it’s done:


How To Make Aromatherapy Tissues With Essential Oils

You’ll need:



Carefully open the cardboard flaps on one side of the tissue box.


Add 2 drops of essential oils to one of the inner flaps (the ones that sit closest to the tissues when the box flaps are shut.)


Close the tissue box up again by securing the outer flaps with a piece of tape, and you’re done! The aroma and benefits of the oil will infuse into the tissues, and the scent will be reactivated as the tissues are removed.


Brilliant, right? :-) I’m so happy I stumbled upon this simple tip!

A little skeptical about giving this tip a try? It might help to know that all of my essential oils are backed by my 100% money-back guarantee. If you’re not completely satisfied for any reason, just contact me within 90 days to receive a full refund. So, there’s absolutely no risk in trying it out!


4 More Clever Tissue Box Hacks


1. Tissue Box Trash Can

Use a rubber band to attach an empty tissue box to the side of a full box of tissues. The empty box makes the perfect place to stash used tissues for someone with a cold!


2. Grocery Bag Dispenser

Repurpose an empty tissue box by using it to store plastic grocery bags. To make them pop up just like tissues, slide the bottom of each bag into the handles of the next bag before placing them all in the box.


3. DIY Desk Organizer

An empty tissue box also makes a great base for a DIY desk organizer! Simply add a few toilet paper tubes and decorate for instant office supply organization.


4. Upside-Down Tissue Dispenser

One clever way to store tissue boxes is to place them upside down in an under shelf basket. This makes it much easier to grab a tissue with one hand, and it’s more sanitary too.

Do you have a favorite brand or variety of tissues?