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Relax Already: Eucalyptus Steamer

For a relaxing steamer when you're starting to feel a bit under the weather, try this using:

6 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
6 cups of water

Bring the water and oil to a near boil. Using a towel, make a tent over the water and steam your head for 5 minutes. I would recommend turning the burner off and putting the pot on a trivet away from the stove starting to steam.

The eucalyptus steam will help ease symptoms of bronchitis, colds, coughing, fever, flu and sinusitis.

Fit's Tip: If the steam is too hot on your face, use a bigger towel and move further away. You can get the oil at most health stores as well as online. Buy it here for $11.95.

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missnomi missnomi 10 years
although steaming is good if you're a bit under the weather, I heard that using eucalyptus is not very good for your mucous membranes if you have a full on cold: it can be too aggressive for the already irritated membranes. use chamomile instead.
james-bond-girl james-bond-girl 10 years
Has anyone tried those new tablets that you throw on the floor of your shower and they release aroma 'n what not to clear up your stuffiness? I forget who makes them but they're really nice, I'd like to use them when I'm not sick but they're too expensive for that lol.
stone_soup stone_soup 10 years
I love eucalyptus! My mum used to dab eucalyptus oil on my pillow every night because apparently it helps you to get a good night's sleep or something like that. I love the smell anyways. ____________________________________ Don't tick me off. Or you'll get it.
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