Tips for sinus infections

Have you ever had a sinus infection that just won't quit?!

I haven't had sinus infections until we moved from sunny, humid, sea level,  East coast of the USA, to the West side in a dry climate, colder weather, higher altitude state.  I've been in Utah for 2 years now, and have had more sinus infections than I can  count, as have my whole family.

tips for sinus infection
1. Always keep Vitamin C drops on hand.  As adults you can suck on these throughout the day, and they give you the Vitamin C your body needs without irritating your throat with fresh orange juice and or lemon juice in water.

2. Always keep spearmint gum on hand (I love Trident gum best) helps your brain to function well despite feeling clogged, foggy, and under the weather.

3. Always keep those Life Savor mints on hand (they are super strong and help your sinuses to run)

4. Make this tea and drink it up to 3 times a day

Cy- Lemon Tea
  • Fresh lemon
  • ground cyan pepper
  • pure honey or Blue Aguave
  • 8-10 oz water
  • box of tissue
What you do is slice the lemon in half and squeeze it all into your tea, I'll even cut off some of the fruit and let it float on top of the water.  Then pour in 1/10th tsp cyan pepper ( I usually just pour enough cyan pepper to cover the top of my glass).  Then pour in 1 tbs of the sweetener.  Heat in microwave for up to 2 minutes drink while hot, its kind of gross when its cool.  The cyan pepper will burn your sinuses so they start to run now you need the tissues.  The lemon and honey will sooth your sore throat, and the hot water will heat your body up from the inside out to help your body pump blood and the fighting agents to where your body needs them the most.

Do you have more tips on how to avoid sinus infections or sore throats? Share it below!


  1. I have the exact same Vitamin C drops in my cupboard! Since I teach preschool, I use them a lot. Thanks for the tea recipe! :)

  2. It also helps to use a neti pot to rinse your sinuses, wash your sheets at least weekly (or every four days if that helps), disinfect your toothbrush by soaking it in a disinfecting mouthwash.

    Sinus trouble is so frustrating!

    (PS. Glad you're part of the Joyful Jungle Community!!! :D)