Hey, Leslie here. I’m in the midst of the tail end of a cold that is trying to be a sinus infection. I woke up this morning feeling terrible so I’m sitting here at the kitchen table with my friendly facial steamer and decided this might be a great time to give you some insight into facial steaming for when you are sick.
Sometimes we just get plain old sick….I’ll walk you through one of the natural remedies that I use, because although I just sort of had a pretty bad flu with a really killer sore throat, it only lasted for about a day, but now, there’s a stuffy nose to contend with. So I’ve pulled out my facial steamer (you can easily purchase one here) and a few go to oils to help clear out the congestion.
So in this blog, I’m gonna talk about a couple of oils and the general how-to process for facial steaming.
Facial steaming is pretty straightforward. It really opens you up, increases the airflow, and you can use essential oils to really help combat whatever is going on. Keep reading for more on suggested oils…
In terms of oils, you wanna use a couple of different solutions. Oils should be used in kind of different stages as some oils really open you up and others have anti-bacterial properties.
Here are a few different types of oils I personally use when doing facial steaming:
1. PEPPERMINT / EUCALYPTUS
Peppermint has a little more floaty opening and eucalyptus are opening with also some more of those more or kill things off type of properties in a rough general sense.
It soothes a stuffed-up nose by opening your nasal passages so you can breathe easier. (Peppermint oil can also help with this.) It can also relieve pain and fight against virus thanks to its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
It has quite a nice opening and penetrating effect.
Ho Wood oil has wide aromatherapy benefits such as an aid for insomnia, antidepressant, immune stimulant, and helps generate new cell growth. This makes Ho Wood particularly interesting for anti-aging and mature skin care blends.
It is known to be a powerful antiviral and antibacterial essential oil.
It is especially used to help relieve colds and coughs. It also fights off bronchitis and sinusitis. Plus, it provides excellent immune support during flu epidemics
4. TULSI / HOLY BASIL
It is the “Queen of herbs” and even, it is “the incomparable one”.
It is beneficial in reducing asthma, cough, sinus infections as well as bronchitis.
How to do it? The basics of steaming at home.
- So to start out, use one of those oils at the beginning and maybe another at the end.
And when you use them, just put a couple of drops in the water and get the water going.
- Inhale the steam. It’ll be pretty strong at first. You only need one or two drops in the steamer.
- Try to do long open breaths and hold your breath in to give it some time in there.
- And then with the nose, alternately cover each side and inhale through it.
- Do it for 10-15mins and it will really make a huge difference.
Steaming has a long great therapeutic history. AND it’s a pretty easy thing to do…quite powerful, especially if you are someone who gets sinus infections and things like that in the upper respiratory nature.
I hope that helps. This is Leslie Huddart saying you are a soul with the body and you deserve great things, including great health and a good feeling face. See you next time
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