Steam Inhalation for Dry and Moist Cough

9:30 AM Posted by jo

Here is a steam inhalation that historically been used  for both dry and moist coughs. 
Use a facial steamer or put hot water in a bowl of water, 
add 1 drop Cedarwood, 1 drop eucalyptus and 1 drop hyssop. 
Hold the head 8 inches from the bowl with a towel over head to form a tent, and inhale. You want to make sure that you inhale slowly and deeply with your eyes closed.

According to Valeri Cooksley, R.N, cypress, juniper, frankincense, lavender, myrrh, peppermint and sandalwood are other oils that are useful for coughs. 

Before you leave:

I recommend that you always perform a skin patch test when you try a new oil.

Check out my safety page to make sure you are aware of any contrindications before you use essential oils. Some oils are not suitable when suffering from certain conditions. AlsoRead this Before You Start Using Essential oils. Some oils should not be applied prior to sun exposure so make sure you check this list before spending time in the sun.

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If you're new to essential oils you might want to check out my Getting Started Guide. 


Johanna is an aromatherapist and she is passionate about educating people about health, essential oils, real food, natural remedies, and nutrition so they make healthier choices in their lives.

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Valeri Gennari Cooksley, R.N (2002). Aromatherapy: soothing remedies to restore, rejuvenate,and heal. Prentice Hall Press

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