Spring allergies are kicking into full gear, and respiratory viruses are rampant after covid precautions were lifted. Respiratory season is here with full vengeance. No one wants to spend their time sniffling and congested. I like to have a full toolbox at the ready to battle respiratory symptoms to minimize disruptions on life. Here are some easy DIY shower melts to battle respiratory season. When Biggs came down with a cold, I whipped these up to help get her back to her full schedule as quickly as possible.
What you need
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- Mixing bowl (This bundle includes the measuring cups too)
- 1 cup measure
- 1 tbs measure
- baking soda
- food coloring (optional)
- lavender essential oil
- peppermint essential oil
- eucalyptus essential oil
- silicone molds (these are similar to what I used for my toilet bombs too)
How to make
Add 1 cup baking soda to your glass bowl. Slowly mix in 3-5 tablespoons water. The goal is consistency between the texture of toothpaste, and super wet sand. For me in Colorado, I almost always need the maximum amount of water with the dry air. If you go overboard with the water, you can easily add in a little more baking soda. Next, add in food coloring of choice, or soap colorant. Add in about 15-20 drops each of Eucalyptus, lavender, and peppermint essential oils.
Finish your DIY shower melts
I ended up blotting a little water that rose to the top with a paper towel. Then I sped up the process for these to harden in the freezer. We were mid throes of a nasty cold for Biggs and I wanted to use them quickly. After a few hours they were hard and ready to use. I popped them out of the molds to store in an airtight glass jar.
How to use
I put these in a shallow dish near the drain in the shower when I need to clear my sinuses. The essential oils plus the steam are a great addition to my toolbox. Putting it in a shallow dish helps these disolve a little more slowly, If its not completely dissolved at the end of my shower, I will pick it up and breathe deep while holding it under the water. I also use these sometimes throughout the day. I place them in a bowl with super hot water, and tent a towel over the head to keep the steam in. Lean over the bowl and let the steam work it’s magic for about 5 minutes to loosen things up. Be careful not to drag the towel in the hot water or get too close!
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