Thursday, January 27, 2011

Natural Breathing Treatment

It's that time again. Everyone seems to be getting sick around these parts. In my opinion, the worst thing about dealing with head colds is the congestion. The cold may be gone but the dang congestion that lingers around for weeks on end is enough to make me want to chop off my head. Just before taking to such drastic measures for relief, I'll usually try this home remedy first.

It works powerfully thanks to these factors ~

Eucalyptus oil is a common decongestant and expectorant for inflammations and infections of the upper respiratory tract. It also offers anti-viral and antibacterial properties which help deal with infections.

Rosemary has anti-inflammatory compounds while thyme relaxes the bronchial tubes.

This is the perfect combination for relieving all that stuffiness. And it's inexpensive to boot.

ALERT: You do not ingest this remedy. You breath it in. (Just had to say it!)

Natural Breathing Treatment

You'll Need:

3 cups boiling water
1 TBS dried rosemary
1 TBS dried thyme
10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
kitchen towel

Bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Transfer to a glass bowl, measuring cup or what ever else is handy. Add 1 TBS rosemary and 1 TBS thyme. Stir well.

Add ten drops of the Eucalyptus oil. Stir well.

Place your head directly over the steaming bowl of herbs and oil, place a towel over your head to trap the steam in and breath deeply through your nose for a few minutes. Fun patterns of floating herbs will be your view while you wait for the treatment to take effect.

In times past, this treatment has saved me from progressing into a full-blown sinus infection. Thank God for cheap, easy and effective home remedies!

Please note: The ideas shared here are for informational purposes only and do not substitute for professional medical diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your professional health care provider regarding your unique health concerns.

On occasion I enjoy going to YouTube and searching a keyword to see what it comes up with. I couldn't be more pleased with today's selection. This alone is my motivation to never consider chopping my head off again.

miss A - Breathe


  1. Nothing like a steam to ward off the head cold, but I've never had one with these ingredients. It looks delightful. Bookmarked!

  2. I hope you never have to go another day with a stuffy nose :)


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