Oiling Nasal Passages (preventative)
Specialised oil blends can be used (called Nasya), but you can achieve the same effect with Sesame Oil alone. Especially as winter sets-in and dryness becomes a significant factor for your mucosal surfaces, it's best to make this a daily practice. Just like we use vaseline to lubricate our lips, we can use oils to ensure our nasal passages remain well hydrated. Tilt your head back and/or lie supine (on your back) and drip 2-6 drops of oil in each nostril - sniff strongly to draw the oil back through the nasal passages and to coat as much surface area as possible. Wait in supine or with your head tilted back for a minute or so, and when you stand up you may need to blow your nose to remove the excess.
What You'll Need
- Sesame oil
- Dropper bottle
What You'll Do
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