For a steam bath, pour about 2 liters of boiled hot water into a bowl or inhaler. Depending on the intensity of the oil, add 3-5 drops of the essence to the skin. The oil can also be dripped onto 1 tbsp salt or 2 tbsp chamomile flowers and then doused with hot water. Then check if the steam is not too hot. It should be hot, but still comfortable. Now put a big towel over your head so that it reaches over the edge of the bowl. Close your eyes and inhale the hot steam.
The inhalation should take about five minutes. It can be repeated in acute cases two to three times a day. The following essences are particularly suitable for steam baths: angelica, basil, cajeput, silver fir, eucalyptus, eucalyptus radiata, spruce needle, chamomile, pine needle, mountain pine, myrrh, myrtle, niauli, thyme white, juniper, cedar, lemon.
Be careful with strong essential oils
For thyme oil and other very strong essences, a maximum of one drop should be used per inhalation due to possible irritation symptoms!