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DIY Peppermint Shower Soothers To Fight Against Colds and Flu

in Health, Home, Natural Cures January 2, 2017

Cold and Flu season abounds, and it has already begun to claim its victims! Learn how to make these DIY shower soothers to help fight it!

These Do-It-Yourself shower soothers are easy to make and are extremely effective! They also smell amazing! This soothing remedy will help relieve you of your cold and flu symptoms immediately! Sometimes eating right, taking your vitamins, and staying warm isn’t enough to combat the cold and flu. With our busy-body nature, it is difficult to lie in bed and get the rest we need to recover from sickness. If you experience rough mornings of congestion, sore throat, and sinus issues, try using these in the shower!

To use a shower soother, turn on your shower to the desired temperature and place the soother out of the direct spray of the water, on the shower floor. The steam will create a fragrant vapor that will clear your sinuses and provide some natural relief for congestion. The tiny volatile molecules of healing plants are captured through distillation, creating an essential oil. The shower steam releases these molecules from the soother and is inhaled and pass through the sinus membranes, entering the bloodstream.

These DIY shower soothers are used to promote healthy respiratory function through peppermint essential oils. The main chemicals of Eucalyptus oil make it a perfect oil to make you breathe better, feel better, and live better. I included the recipe below.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 2 tbsp of salt
  • 3 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
  • 1 drop of peppermint essential oil
  • 1/3 cup of lemon juice
  • Water as needed
  • Mini muffin cup liners
  • Mini muffin tin O Cookie cutters/silicone molds/cookie sheet

Directions:

  1.  Using a glass mixing bowl, stir baking soda and salt with a fork.
  2.  Add the lemon juice a little at a time. It will get fizzy when the acid reacts with the baking soda, keep stirring.                                                                                                                                                                                          
  3. Add water a few tablespoons-full at a time until it looks moist and crumbly and will clump together.                                                                                                                                                                                          
  4. Line your muffin tin with cupcake liners or silicone molds. If using a cookie sheet, grease it first so your dough doesn’t stick. I use coconut or almond oil.                                                                                             
  5.   Roll the dough in your hands to make a 2 inch round ball, then add the ball of dough to your muffin cup or cookie sheet. If you are using the cookie sheet, you have many shape options with cookie cutters and silicone molds. Amazon sells many fun shapes.                                                                                                                                                                                          
  6.  Bake them for 10-20 minutes at 350 degrees. They will look a little bit like cookies when they are done baking.                                                                                                                                                                                          
  7.  Gently remove them from the muffin tin and liner and place them on a plate to cool.                                                                                                                                                                                          
  8.  While they’re cooling, add 1 drop of Peppermint oil and 3 drops of Eucalyptus oil to each shower soother.                                                                                                                                                                                          
  9.  Leave them out overnight to cool and harden, uncovered.

You can store the soothers in a glass jar with a tin cover. The longer they preserve in the jar, the more effective they are! If crumbled, use a fork and turn them into a powder. Place two tablespoons of it into a dish and place it in the shower with you. The powder will work the same as the solid form of the soother. Enjoy!