Inhaling hot steam may bring much needed relief to your nasal discomfort. It may thin mucus and encourage drainage from your nose.
Besides that, it is a great activity to do when winding down for the day. The very act of slowing down and inhaling with purpose promote feelings of calm, relaxation and focus.
Add a few drops of essential oil such as Lavender for relaxation or Peppermint for a “stuffy” nose and enjoy a new level of wholesome synergy.
- Pour boiling water into a large bowl
- Add a few drops of chosen essential oil
- Cover your head with a towel, lean over the bowl, and breathe in the steam
- Take slow deep breaths
Keep it to a few times a day and be mindful of the heat. Now go have your home spa experience!
Source: WebMD, American Sinus Institute, Essentials by Mor.
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