Mix and Split
Mix the herbs mentioned above together. Split the mixture into two equal servings and store one half in a zipper storage bag or a sealed container.
Boil and Steep
Bring 4 cups of water to a boil, remove it from the stove top and add the remaining half of the mixture to it. Cover the pot with a cover and allow the herbs to steep for 10 minutes.
Uncover and Cover
Take this 10 minutes to find a couple of clean towels and a timer. Place one towel on the counter top or table you will be using for your steam treatment. Be sure to tie your hair back if it is long.
Once the time has elapsed, place the pot on the towel and remove the lid. Quickly place your face 10-12' above the steaming pot. Place the other towel over your head creating something of a tent that traps the steam.
Close your eyes and enjoy the steam treatment. Breathe deeply and try to relax. You should feel your congestion progressively diminishing. If you feel faint or light headed, stop the treatment. Either way, the treatment should not last more than 5-6 minutes.
Once finished, feel free to splash your face will cool water if you feel hot. Pat your skin dry.
If you found this treatment pleasant and effective, there is still half the herbs waiting to be steeped and inhaled on day 2.