5 Herbal Remedies For Dry Nose

Here are some ways I heal the inside of my dry and cracked nose.


1. Coconut oil

My favorite, I use solid coconut oil on my face, lips, and up my nose all fall and winter.

Coconut oil is simple, natural, effective, and soothing.


You will need…

  • Virgin coconut oil, solid or oil
  • Cotton swab
  • Dish



Place a little coconut in a dish.  Dip a cotton swab into it and generously cover it. Apply to the inside of each nostril so that there is a good through coating. Don’t worry about the glob of coconut, it melts when it touches your skin.  Apply up to 3 times a day, especially before bed and when you get up.



2. Steam Bowl

I do this one everyday when my nose is at it’s worst.

Allowing steam to fill your noise can moisten the mucous membranes that have become dried out and painful. This really helps relieve discomfort.  With each breath it’s like a warm comforting wave of moisture is sinking into your sore nose and making it feel better.  Follow this treatment with coconut oil for continued relief.

You can add 2 T fresh, chopped or 1 T dried, crumbed herbs to hot water for a facial as well.  Herbs and the warm steam are soothing to the nose and sinus too.  Use one or a combo of rose petals, lavender, chamomile, calendula, peppermint, lemon balm, lemon verbena, and elder flowers.

Remember to keep your eyes closed as the steam surrounds your face.


You will need…


Bring several cups of water to boil and then pour into your bowl.  Place your face over the bowl (not too close though, as the steam can be quite hot) and drape a towel over your head and the bowl to trap the steam.  Breathe deeply for 5-10 minutes, and then follow up with coconut oil.  If you don’t feel like making up a bowl of hot water just for your nose, even inhaling the steam from a cup of tea or taking a hot shower can really help.

You can also use a purchased steamer like this one.


almond oil.

Almond Oil and Aloe Vera Gel

This one is nice too…

Sweet Almond oil is a natural emollient, or moisturizer, helping the sensitive skin in the nostril to become softer and more pliable, therefore lessening the chance that it will crack. It may also help lessen evaporation to avoid dryness.



Everyone has heard of Aloe Vera’s healing, it can help soothe the dryness quickly, but it won’t provide the same lasting moisture as the almond oil.  You can use the oil or gel.

Try mixing them together for a great way to heal your nose in no time.


You will need…



Thoroughly mix almond oil and Aloe Vera gel. Soak a cotton swap in the mixture and swab gently inside your nostrils.

4.  Use a Humidifier or Diffuser

I use a diffuser all day and night in the winter


When you have to turn on the the heat, turn up the humidifier or diffuser.  The heat will dry out the air more than it already is, while the humidifier or diffuser adds moisture. This will also help if you wake up with dry eyes/a dry throat.  Even the air in the summer can dry your house up, therefore you.

I like to use this diffuser because it gives out a light mist and does not wet anything.  I’ve been using the same one for three years.  Also, I sometimes add a drop of essential oil.  Only one drop per full tank, because more than that, it can be irritating to my already sensitive nose.  Be sure to wash your diffuser twice week.


5.  Saline Wash

I use saline nose spray and wash all year round.

If you have allergies like I do, then you will benefit from saline washes or saline sprays.  You can purchase a good saline spray at the drug store.  Just make sure it’s only saline and not other chemicals that will be more harm than helpful.

You can make a saline wash with items you have in your pantry at home


You will need…

  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup warm distilled water
  • nasal bulb or Neti Pot



It’s so easy to clean out your nose and sinus using a Neti Pot like this one.  Simply warm the distilled water and add the sea salt and baking soda, and stir to mix.  Holding your head over the sink, place the pot to one nasal and hold the open side down and let the water run through your sinus.  Use half the solution in each nose.  Easy!



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