When it comes to compresses, the herbal ones are absolutely versatile depending on the herbs you use. They are geared to relieve irritations, headaches, swollen muscles, chest congestions, etc. The number of possible options is bigger than the number of offers of keratin treatment in NYC.

1. Irritations, sunburns, and puffiness
The herbs with calming properties are widely used in medicine for various purposes. Plantain and calendula are best to treat skin irritation caused by a rash or an acne. Comfrey works well to sooth the irritated skin. When it comes to sunburns, the best soother available is aloe vera. Its anti-inflammatory properties were known for centuries. In case you have puffy skin or eyes, you can use lavender or tea tree. Lavender can be used for the weekly facial soothing, while the tea tree is also good in treating bumps and bruises.

2. Aches and bruises
Minor bumps and aches are easily reduced by Arnica, which has anti-inflammatory properties; however, you shouldn’t use it on damaged skin or open wounds. Chamomile is a bit more efficient as it has natural antihistamine, but you don’t want to apply it on open wounds as well. Headaches are treated with cold peppermint compresses. Peppermint can be used for muscle strains as well (and it also has a bouquet of great properties for the digestive system).

3. Congestions
This one is predictable. Eucalyptus is the number one herb in all the nose and chest congestion treatment remedies. It is widely used in treating the sinus issues and generally cleaning the pathways in your nose.

4. Where to find and what form of herbs to use
Well, you can gather the herbs yourself, or purchase them in the dried or essential oil form. You can buy the in a drug store, online, or in a health food store. Essential oils are quicker to use, opt for them when you need to make a compress in a short period of time.

5. How to make a compress out of dried herbs
You will need a thick linen or cotton cloth, which has a wide enough area for application. It should be thick to soak the herbs up. You should prepare a bowl and two pots with both cold and warm water (in case you will need a cold compress). Preheat some water in a teapot and infuse the dried herbs in the bowl. You can also make an infusion by simmering the herb is a saucepan for 15 minutes; therefore, soak the cloth in the cooled infusion (you can adjust the temperature)

6. The essential oils case
Simply allow six to twelve drops into the bowl with preheated or cool water. Stir it to mix, and then soak the cloth.

Digestive issues, chest colds, and sore throats demand hot compresses, whereas bruises and headaches require cold compresses. Room temperature ones are used for the sunburns. Consider using the safety pins to secure the compress and prevent it from sliding. Apply the compress for 10 to 15 minutes and repeat when necessary.

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Hey! I`m Jessica Carter. Last year I finished UAL (University of Art London ) with a specialization in Fashion Journalism. Now I live in NYC and practice skills received there. I try writing about fashion trends for different magazines and websites.
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