Sinus Steam

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One of the recommended uses for essential oils is steam inhalation. What better way to reduce symptoms of cough and cold than with a sinus steam?!

Please note: This little oil trick involves hot water. Obviously, it is not advised for children, especially very young children.

What you need:

kettle
bowl
towel
4 cups water
4 drops Young Living Lavender essential oil
4 drops Young Living Eucalyptus Globulus essential oil
4 drops Young Living Peppermint essential oil

1. Boil water and pour in bowl.
2. Add essential oils.
3. Place your face over top of the bowl. (Do not put your face in the water. It’s hot! Just hold your head above the bowl.) Take deep breaths. Do this for 10 minutes.

I like to put a towel over my head and the bowl so that the heat doesn’t dissipate too quickly. I pop my head out often and take a breath if I need to. Keep your eyes closed as the peppermint and eucalyptus might tingle, and have plenty of tissue on hand. You’ll clean out in a hurry!

Steam distilled from the flowering plants grown at the Young Living farms in Simiane-la-Rotonde, France, and Mona, Utah, lavender is the most versatile essential oil. Its refreshing, relaxing scent has balancing properties that also bring a sense of calm.
In Aromatherapy can be used topically:

  • to help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis
  • or inhaled can act as a nervine and calmative which enhances relaxation
  • or inhaled to reduce the symptoms of cold & cough
  • when experiencing digestive discomfort can act as a carminative and antispasmodic
  • to help relieve headache

Eucalyptus Globulus has an earthy, fresh aroma and is used in many skin care products for its cleansing properties. Applied topically, it is often used to soothe muscles after exercise.
In Aromatherapy can be used topically:

  • to help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis.
  • or inhaled to help relieve headache.
  • or inhaled to reduce the symptoms of cold & cough.

One of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs, peppermint essential oil has a fresh aroma that is energizing to give you a renewed feeling of vigor.
In Aromatherapy can be used topically:

  • to help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis
  • or inhaled can act as a nervine and calmative which enhances relaxation
  • or inhaled to reduce the symptoms of cold & cough
  • when experiencing digestive discomfort can act as a carminative and antispasmodic

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