A Facial Steam To Soothe Your Sinuses

If you’re one of the lucky ones this cold and flu season to end up with a sinus infection, I have the perfect, all-natural relief for those achy sinuses.

When I’m battling a sinus infection, I do this facial steam 3 times a day. It provides so much soothing relief to my stuffy, swollen sinuses. It’s so simple and quick to throw together, all you need is some essential oils, a citrus and some boiling water. All it takes is just 5 minutes of breathing in the steam and you’ll feel so much relief!

Facial Steam for Sinus Relief

  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 1 mandarin, orange or lemon (I prefer mandarin or orange), cut into wedges
  • 4 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
  • 4 drops of lavender essential oil
  1. In an electric kettle, bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
  2. While waiting for the water to come to a boil, in a heat-safe bowl, place the wedges of citrus, eucalyptus & lavender oils.
  3. Once the water comes to a rapid boil, add the water to the bowl.
  4. Using a medium-sized towel, drape over the back of your head and place your face as close to the steam as possible. Breathe the steam in through your nose (that is, if your congestion allows you to), and breathe out through your mouth. Continue this for at least 5 minutes.

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