aromatic stones douche
This tip is based on an old Indian way to detox the nose and lungs and air passages from a cold or worse.
It is also a good way to clean up your nose if you suffer from allergies or sinusitis.
You will need some small stones and peebles. It helps a lot if you have them in the house :-)
I know some who collect them and in my parents house we have A LOT :-) (imagine: many kilos).
If you do not have them in house, any kind of peebles will do. Next time you are out and around look for them outside.
Even better, collecting them from a river or the sea can be a part of a pleasant meditative ritual.
Fill a small bowl with peebles and small stones.
Add to them - read: drop on them:-) - 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil, 10 drops tea-tree essential oil and 10 drops of peppermint or 10 drops of pine tree essential oil. Please pay attention that they are (organic) essential oils and not aromatic oils, as the last ones are not as good for the purpose of this exercise..
Put the bowl in the shower room (even nicer if you have a bath tub) but do not put it under the water stream: better not touch the water at all but be on close distance to the water.
Turn the hot water on and let it on for a while - until the steam from the hot water starts touching the stones - that is when the essential oils will start to come free and perfume the whole room.
Now it's a good time to get into the shower or bath. Take deep breaths and feel the perfumed steam come further and further into your nose and lungs, cleaning the passages as you breathe.
I also use this when in need/want of a sauna and I do not have the time - and I kinda did not for the last 5 years:-). You can add whatever essential oils you want to your stones and have the most pleasant olfactive experiences - all in the confort of your home:-)