How to Make a Steam Facial to Help a Cold

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How to Make a Steam Facial to Help a Cold
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Fill a medium sized pot with water and turn the heat up high.

Fill a medium sized pot with water and turn the heat up high.

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Wait until it comes to a rolling boil (when you see big bubbles at the surface).

Wait until it comes to a rolling boil (when you see big bubbles at the surface).

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Go to your local apothecary shop and get an essential oil of your choice. I chose Eucalyptus oil. Mint, rosemary and Thyme also work well.

Go to your local apothecary shop and get an essential oil of your choice. I chose Eucalyptus oil. Mint, rosemary and Thyme also work well.

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Add 2 drops of oil per 2 cups of water into a sturdy heat tolerant bowl. I added about 6-8 drops.

Add 2 drops of oil per 2 cups of water into a sturdy heat tolerant bowl. I added about 6-8 drops.

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Place the bowl on a surface that will be comfortable to you. You will be bending over the bowl so make sure you have a place to sit. Grab some tissues because you will need them!

Place the bowl on a surface that will be comfortable to you. You will be bending over the bowl so make sure you have a place to sit. Grab some tissues because you will need them!

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Place the towel over your head and place your face 8-10 inches over the steam. Use your towel to make a tent over the bowl.

Place the towel over your head and place your face 8-10 inches over the steam. Use your towel to make a tent over the bowl.

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Stay over the bowl for at least 10-15 minutes. This will clear your sinuses and help with nasal congestion and coughing. Don't get too close to the steam or it can burn you!

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