The following supplies are needed to do a steam inhalation:
Timer or phone timer
Pan or teapot to boil 2 cups of water
2 cups of water
Up to 3 drops of therapeutic essential oils that work well for steam inhalations (at the bottom of this post is suggestions on therapeutic oils.)
Ceramic or Glass Bowl that can handle boiling water
After I have finished my steam inhalation I place my remaining water essential oil blend into one of my essential oil diffusers. This helps to not waste the essential oils as well as then it helps permeate the air with the essential oils therapeutic medicinal qualities as well.
Always be advised as to pets by essential oils due to they are haphazdous for them. So if you are in a closed area with a diffuser going and you have pets be aware of their intake as well.