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Hydrotherapy: Steam Inhalation

Steam inhalation may be used to relieve head and chest congestion, headache, and cold/flu symptoms.


  • Small pot for boiling water
  • Essential oils
  • Medium sized towel or umbrella

In a small pot, boil water. While boiling, place facial tissue, face towel, and a bowl of ice cold water nearby. After water has boiled, add  the following:


  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3-5 drops Eucalyptus oil
  • 3-5 drops Oregano oil
  • 3-5+ drops Lavender oil
  • 3=5+ drops Peppermint oil

Immediately cover pot or wait a few seconds before starting steam inhalation as the oils can burn internally. Using an umbrella or towel over your head, carefully begin to inhale steam for 10-15 minutes. It is recommended to keep eyes closed during this time.

CONTRAINDICATIONS: Congestive heart failure, cardiac asthma, or other serious heart problems*. Steam inhalation is not advised for very young children as there is risk of burning (Akhavani, & Baker, 2005).

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Updated: 12/06/2001


Akhavani, M. A., & Baker, R. H. (2005). Steam inhalation treatment for children. The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners55(516), 557.

*Reference pending