Yes, we are deep into that pesky time of year where germs surround us and colds run rapid! Today I'm sharing a quick pick-me-up I like to use when my sinuses are acting up, I'm stuffy, or I don't want to deal with the whole neti pot routine. This one will require a trip to a health food store, or a place where you can purchase essential oils, but it's well worth it; instantly opens the sinuses and helps with that stuffy head feeling.
Clear Your Head Cold Care Steam
10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
1-2 drops peppermint essential oil (you could also use a bag of peppermint tea)
1 drops cinnamon essential oil (a cinnamon stick would work too)
~Boil a large kettle of water
~Select a large, shallow bowl
~Pour boiling water into bowl, add essential oils and let steep and cool for a few minutes
~Place bowl on table, sit in chair and let head drop down 12-18 in over bowl, be careful, if it's too hot, make sure to give more time to cool!
~Drape towel over head to trap steam between head and bowl
~Sit for 5 minutes, close eyes and breathe deeply
What it does:
Eucalyptus and peppermint oils are known to clear the respiratory system and ease breathing. Cinnamon is an immune system booster.