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Stuffy Noses Are No Match For This Quick & Easy Fix

Seeking relief from sinus congestion? This steamy remedy will have you feeling less stuffed up in no time.

Jill Nystul • February 5, 2024

Jill Nystul • December 20, 2023

Jill Nystul • December 20, 2023

Jill Nystul • December 20, 2023


Has anyone else’s family been experiencing a seemingly never-ending cycle of sniffles? Between aggravated allergies and minor head colds, it seems like there’s always someone who is experiencing a stuffy or runny nose at our house.

But when your worst symptom is a stuffy nose, it can seem like overkill to take cold medicine—especially with how expensive it can be. So I set out to find an easy and affordable home remedy for stuffy noses, and I managed to find one that works like a charm!


A steam “inhaler jar” combines the benefits and relief of a humidifier and an essential oil diffuser in one little mason jar. Like a warm-air humidifier, the steam from the jar helps to loosen mucus and phlegm. It also reintroduces moisture to your nose and throat, helping your body fight off germs and bacteria more effectively.

Which Essential Oil Should I Use?

You can’t go wrong with Defend Essential Oil Blend, a blend of essential oils with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help open your airways for easier breathing.

I love using Defend Essential Oil Blend for my sinuses because it opens up my nose and helps the sinuses flow.


All Clear Essential Oil Blend is another great option! As an allergy-focused blend of oils (like eucalyptus, peppermint, and rosemary), it’s ideal for naturally clearing your sinuses.

This product works great. I could not believe how fast it cleared my sinuses. I was pleasantly surprised.

Eileen S.

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!


Here’s how you can make one of these steam inhaler jars at home:

How To Make A Steam Inhaler Jar For Congestion


You’ll need:



Put one drop of Defend or All Clear at the bottom of your jar, then when you’re ready to use your “inhaler” jar, simply pour 1/2 cup of boiling water into the jar. Let the jar sit for just a minute before handling it, so you don’t get burned by the jar or the steam.


When the steam has cooled off a bit, place your hands around the top of the jar, and cup your hands around your nose and mouth.

Breathe deeply through your nose, and you’ll be breathing easier in no time. (Keep in mind that the steam can make your eyes water a bit, so you may want to keep them shut while you’re using the jar!)

What tips or remedies do you rely on when you’re feeling under the weather?