Symptoms of a sinus infection include headaches, fever, minor body chills, nasal congestion, a runny nose, sneezing, throat irritation, postnasal drip and sinus pressure.
The inflammation in the sinus cavity leads to excess pressure against various parts of the head, including the eyes, ears and cheeks. Postnasal drip is a condition where trapped mucus drips down the back of the throat, causing a queasy stomach, a sore throat and coughing. As stated at Live Strong
Boil 2 quarts of water in a saucepan or tea kettle.
Carefully pour into a large bowl.
Add 3 – 6 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil to the water in the bowl.
Place a towel over your head and lower your face 10 inches from the bowl.
Be careful… it is hot.
Breathe in deeply until the water cools.
Repeat 3 times a day until you sinus infection clears up.
I hope you feel better soon.
Eucalyptus essential oil has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to help you clear up nasal passages and facilitate easier breathing.
If you are uncomfortable using boiling hot water so close to your face or if you are treating a child I recommended buying a Vicks Personal Steam Inhaler. You can add your Eucalyptus essential oil to the water in steamer.
Inhaling warm moist air for a few minutes each day with facial sauna has many benefits.
Can be combined with relaxation and rejuvenation treatments
Skin vitality, elasticity and tone
Relieve flu and allergy symptoms
Open nasal and bronchial passages
Soothe coughs or dry scratchy throat