Being sick sucks! The only good thing about it is being able to binge watch your favorite Netflix series and stay in your sweatpants all day. Oh wait, I do that anyway… lol. Either way there are a few tricks, besides getting plenty of rest, that I like to use if I’m all stuffed up – Use a neti pot daily, drink plenty of fluids, load up on vitamins and mix up a brew of this herbal face steam for colds!
Here’s What You Need:
1 large pot
2 liters filtered water
1 tsp of each:
– dried oregano
1 drop of each essential oil:
1 large towel
Here’s What You Do:
Fill the pot with water and add in the herbs and oils. You can never overdo it if you want to add additional herbs or even garlic or ginger but be careful about adding in more oils as they can be quite potent.
Bring the water to a boil. Keep covered and set aside to let cool for a few minutes. You do not want the water to still be boiling or too hot that the steam will burn your face! Use caution when removing the lid and test the temperature before moving to the next step
Lean over the pot and cover both the pot and your head with the towel creating a ‘tent’ and letting as little air escape as possible
Keep your eyes closed and slowly breath the steam in for approx. 10 minutes. When finished you may want to re-use the same pot and herbs for a steam later in the day or just discard the contents, it’s up to you!
I also like to splash my face with cooler water afterwards to help shrink the pours and then I apply a natural toner to wipe away any dirt or impurities that may have loosened from the pours during the steam. Not only will this method help relieve congestion from colds but it will also leave your skin feeling soft and looking refreshed win win!
Give it a try and let me know if it helps!