This herbal recipe is for a steam inhalation to help you relax and unwind, getting you ready for a good night’s sleep.

This can be a nice addition to your nightly routine, especially just after a hot shower or bath. It helps you get that extra relaxation.​​​​​​​​

What You Need:​​​​​​​​

  • 2g Lemon Verbena​​​​​​​​
  • 2g Linden​​​​​​​​
  • 2g Rose​​​​​​​​
  • 2g Chamomile​​​​​​​​
  • 2g Chrysanthemum​​​​​​​​
  • 2 cups of boiling water​​​​​​​​
  • a medium-large bowl​​​​​​​​
  • a towel​​​​​​​​

Steam Inhalation: What To Do

  1. Blend the herbs together in the bowl.​​​​​​​​
  2. Add two cups of boiling water. Cover with a towel.​​​​​​​​
  3. After 5 minutes, position yourself so that you can inhale the steam. Cover the bowl and your head and shoulders with the towel to help keep the steam contained.​​​​​​​​

This steam inhalation has a lovely, calming floral scent that hits in just the right spot to help soothe and relax your nervous system. Packed full of relaxing and sedating herbs, it helps start you on your journey to a good night’s sleep.​​​​​​​​

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