Eucalyptus contains a compound called eucalyptol, also known as cineole, which is a compound found in eucalyptus oil. It has been found to decrease nasal congestion, cough frequency, and cold-related headaches by decreasing inflammation and mucous build-up.
5 drops eucalyptus essential oil
2 cups boiling water
1. Pour the boiling water into a heat-safe glass bowl.
2. Add 5 drops of the eucalyptus essential oil
3. Close your eyes, place your face above the bowl, and inhale the steam through your nose. For optimal support, drape a towel over your head for full inhalation. Have tissues handy as this is wonderful for breaking up nasal and respiratory congestion.
4. If this is too intense, placing the eucalyptus oil on a washcloth under the stream of water from a shower head, can create an therapeutic steam as well.
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