It’s that time of year when it’s very hard to stay free from a cough, cold or the dreaded flu. Peppermint has been used as a natural remedy since Egyptian times and is widely known for its therapeutic benefits, particularly relieving nasal congestion. Peppermint oil possesses highly astringent, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, helping the body not only feel relief but also help it begin to heal itself.
Our pure peppermint oil, grown and distilled on our Hampshire farm is perfect for traditional steam inhalation to relieve sinuses and unblock noses.
Simply boil a kettle and pour the water into a heat-proof bowl, adding 6-8 drops directly into the water. Place a towel over your head, lean over the bowl, and inhale through your mouth and nose. Do this for as long as the water is steaming and repeat as many times as you feel necessary throughout the day.