Kick the Crud with a Face Steam & Essential Oils

One of the best healing techniques to kick a “cold” with congested crud, flu, or respiratory infection is to do a face steam.  These are powerful unto themselves to moisturize, heat and open up the bronchial system, yet adding just one drop of essential oil* kicks the effectiveness and healing action way up!

How does this help get you well?    The steam carries molecule-sized particles of the essential oil into the sinuses and respiratory tract, creating an inhospitable environment for whatever nasties reside in the troubled areas.

Come on, how much good could one drop of essential oil deliver?  Plenty. With Fresh Air Fare™ ‘s anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties, you are getting one heck of a beneficial bang in one drop.

 HOW TO DO A FACE STEAM

Bring one inch of water to a boil in a wide, not super tall (6″ max.) kettle.  Remove from heat and set kettle on counter or tabletop where you can comfortably get your head over the pot while seated.

Add 1 drop Fresh Air Fare™ to the water.

With eyes closed, bend your face over the steaming medicine water, cover your head & pot with a large, heavy bath towel so steam is retained and no cold air comes in.

Breathe this steam deeply into your lungs for as long as you can; the longer the better.

Take a break for a few minutes after covering the pot to retain the steam.  Repeat.  Do this at least once daily until you feel congestion clear up and/or cough subside.

Add this to your bag of healing techniques and you’ll be back on your way to your healthy self.

*Essential oils are mighty healers and as such, have the power to harm as well as heal.  Please consult with a professionally trained Aromatherapist to learn what oils are effective and safe for you to use.  Fresh Air Fare™ is safe for children over 5 years of age and adults.

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These statements are provided for informational and educational purposes only and have been neither approved nor refuted by the Food and Drug Administration. Any advice and/or products mentioned should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any illness. Consult your healthcare professional if you have a health condition, are pregnant, or are currently taking medication before using any products or applying any of this information. Iris Healing Arts, LLC and Heather Michet cannot be held responsible for the misuse of essential oils, products, or any of the therapeutic methods presented herein.