Nothing is worse than the annual sinus drying and swelling associated with harsh winter weather. An excellent natural remedy for sinusitis is eucalyptus. Studies showed marked improvement in patients who used eucalyptus both aromatically as well as orally. While not readily available as a fresh leaf in the winter, eucalyptus oil can be made during the spring and summer from freshly harvested leaves and stored away for winter relief.
Cut the eucalyptus leaves very early in the morning while the dew is still on the leaves. This is the time of day when the leaves produce the highest amount of essential oil.
Wash the leaves in the sink and pat them dry with a towel.
Place a thin layer of the leaves at the bottom of the ceramic jar, followed by a thin layer of the salt. Continue layering the salt and leaves until the jar is full.
Seal the jar and leave it in a cool, dark place for two months.
Pour out the contents of the jar into the cheesecloth and strain out the liquid. Carefully place the essential oil into the amber dropper bottle and close tightly. Store in a cool, dark place to prevent the oil from turning rancid.