The dry winter air has been reeking havoc on my sinuses. I have been getting cracking in my nostrils and sinusitis (swelling in the sinuses). I routinely use a neti pot and have used Eucalyptus and Tea Tree oils in the past with some relief. A few months ago I found this great EO app on Google Play Ref. Guide for Essential Oils. I looked up Sinusitis and decided to make a blend of the oils it had listed that I have on hand. I ended up using castor oil as the carrier oil in a 50ml dropper bottle with 10 drops each of Eucalyptus Radiata, Eycalyptus Globuls, Rosemary, RC, Melaleuca Ericifolia , Peppermint, Sage, and Lemon. I have been using two drops in my neti pot and also taking a cotton swab and coating the inside of my nostril with it 3 times a day. Over the past week my nose has completely healed. On top of that, my husband has been fighting a nasty cold so I also starting rubbing this on my face over the sinuses under my eyes (careful not to get in my eyes) figuring that it couldn't hurt. I haven't been able to breath this well in weeks!!!!
I have my husband now using it to help him get over his cold, rubbing on his chest, face, and swabbing his nose.
I am hoping this helps with my seasonal allergies, too! I will let you know as that is right around the corner.