DIRECT: Apply 2-3 drops of essential oil(s) to the palm of one hand; rub palms together; cup hands over nose and mouth (being careful not to touch the skin near your eyes) and inhale vapors deeply 6-8 times.
VAPOR: Run hot, steaming water into a sink or large bowl. Water should be at least 2 inches deep to retain heat for a few minutes. Add 3-6 drops of essential oil(s) into the hot water. Drape a towel over your head, covering the hot water also, enclosing your face over the steaming water. Inhale vapors as deeply as possible several times, through the nose, as they rise with the steam. Recharge vapors with additional hot water.
COMPRESS: Dilute 1 part essential oil(s) with 4 parts vegetable oil and apply 8-10 drops on affected area. Cover with a HOT, moist hand towel. Then cover the moist towel with a dry towel for 10-15 minutes. Can also use a cool, moist hand towel instead of a hot one, to create a COLD compress.
BATH SALT: Mix thoroughly 10-15 drops of essential oil into 2 tablespoons of Epsom salt or baking soda. Dissolve in warm bathwater as tub is filling and soak for at least 20 minutes before using soap or shampoo; or place in special shower head designed to hold salt/essential oil mixture and shower for 10 minutes.