As you know, we Mayerniks preach organic as often as possible. This goes from what we eat, to how we cook, to our skin care regime, and even how we try to self-medicate (at least, as often as possible). As I was sneezing uncontrollably one day, I decided something needed to be done. Though we are approaching the end of winter, and hopefully the end of cold season, we are also entering prime-time allergy season. I can’t promise that this addition to our March Apothecary Box will not end your cold or allergies, I can promise it will help alleviate symptoms.
As I was saying, I began a sneezing fit a few weeks ago. Just when I thought I couldn’t possibly sneeze anymore, I began making our Breathe Easier Herbal Steam. By the time I cooked up a few batches, my nose (and tissue boxes) were definitely all cleared out. It works – maybe a little too well! – but, I promise, it works! Made from a variety of herbs from our own garden, our herbal steam is sure to clean out your sinuses and make the whole breathing-while-congested thing a bit easier to handle.
Though we can’t call our garden certified organic, we do avoid using any pesticides or sprays on any of our plants. More than half of the ingredients in our expectorant/decongestant steam are grown in our own garden, and they are some of the healthiest, most aromatic herbs around. Ginger, chamomile, peppermint, thyme, mugwort and sage all combine to work together in relieving even the toughest congestion. And, if nothing else, it sure does smell fantastic! When you feel like you simply cannot take the pressure anymore, spoon a healthy tablespoon into a pot of boiling water, cover your head with a towel, inhale deeply, and enjoy. I know I did!