Much like a humidifier or a hot cup of tea, a facial steam can help loosen mucus and relieve your runny nose. Here’s how to do it:
Heat water in a clean pot on your stove, just enough so that steam is created — DON’T let it reach a boil.
Place your face about 8 to 12 inches above the steam for about 5 minutes at a time. Don’t let your face touch the water. Close your eyes and take deep breaths through your nose. Take breaks if your face gets too hot.
Blow your nose afterward to get rid of mucus.
Repeat the process 2 or 3 times a day if you still have symptoms.
If desired, add a few drops of decongestant essential oils to your facial steam water. About 2 drops per ounce of water is sufficient.
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