People have been using inhalation for centuries to treat respiratory ailments like colds, laryngeal mucositis, sinusitis, sore throats, coughs, etc.
The most common way to perform the inhalation method is to first find a large bowl, fill it with almost boiling hot water, add the right amount of plant tissue to the water, wrap your head and the large bowl with a towel, and inhale the plant essence that floats up with the water vapor for at least 5 minutes.
In different countries, people use the same method with hundreds of different plants and herbs to treat various respiratory diseases.
How do you perform the inhalation method with essential oils? Simply add 3 to 4 drops of the appropriate essential oil to a large bowl filled with hot water and inhale the vapor as described above.
An electrical device that generates steam is also useful, and the simplest and most popular device is the “face sauna”. It is originally intended for the care of the face but is also ideal as a steam-inhalation device. If you use a facial sauna or this type of device, just add a drop of essential oil, because, with a little water, this type of device can produce a lot of steam.
Patients suffering from asthma, hay fever, or other allergic diseases should be very careful when using the inhalation method.
It is best to inhale for only 30 seconds the first time to observe any adverse reactions, and if not, extend the inhalation time to 1 minute after a few hours, and then gradually increase it to 3 to 5 minutes.
Parents should watch over children throughout the inhalation process to avoid accidental burns.