Great for Colds and Your Sinuses AND Your Skin

I forgot how great and how helpful these are…

Facial Steam Baths

Bring a few cups (or enough to fill a large bowl) of water to a boil and pour it into a large bowl. For a cold/your sinuses add a few drops of eucalyptus oil.  Or you could add some oregano and rosemary (the dried kind you use for cooking is just fine).  Oregano and rosemary have antiviral, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties. They’re also bronchodilators so they help you to breathe! 

Ok.. now situate yourself somewhere that you can be comfortable and have the bowl of steaming water in front of you. Next, cover your head and the bowl with a cotton towel. Then close your eyes and take some deep breaths.  Do it for a few minutes or however long you feel comfortable.

I hadn’t done this in a long time, but I just did it this weekend to help myself get over a bad cold. It really made such a difference!

 

Try this for your skin too! 

I noticed how nice my skin was after having my face in the steam for a while. If you aren’t sick, you can also do this steam bath to detoxify your skin. Just put a few drops of lavender essential oil and/or chamomile tea bags in the water. The steam will open and cleanse your pores.

**Just remember to be careful not to burn yourself! After you’re done, splash your face with cold water to help close your pores.

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