Clean Sinuses in No Time on Natural Way
A warm shower will soothe you well, especially when you’re getting cold and it’s chilly outside. People also need help for clearing out your sinuses and calming a pesky cough.
Enter the DIY shower squares, which are full of essential oils and menthol crystals. You can make them simply by turning a shower at home into a spa and it will give you relief in no time. You can make your own shower soothers at home today, before cold hits, and use one in your shower if you’re feeling congested.
According to Katie Wells, a blogger from the Wellness Mama, you could make your own variation using different types of essential oils. The best essential oils that can be used for treating irritating respiratory ailments are chamomile, tea tree oil, lavender, pine, peppermint, and eucalyptus. They are used for treating a runny nose, ear pain from infection and sinus pressure and headaches.
For preparing your own shower soother at home Wells suggests
– Mixing 1 cup of baking soda with ½ cup of sea salt or Epsom salt.
– Next, add a few drops of water until the mixture has the consistency of slightly damp sand
– Mix in 20 drops of your favorite essential oils (a combination of eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender, rosemary, and lemon is recommended).
– Add 1 teaspoon of powdered menthol crystals.
– Finally, pour the mixture into an ice tray, silicone mold or a greased muffin tin
– Leave it in place until the squares become hard (at least 24 hours).
According to Wells, the shower squares can be stored in an airtight container, but they can also be stored in the freezer.
You can use it by placing one in the bottom of the shower when you get in. It is dissolved while you take a shower, releasing essential oils and menthol into the air. If you want to maximize the effect, the Today’s Creative Life suggests to steam up your bathroom for a few minutes before you hop in the shower.
For this purpose can also be used Vick’s VapoRub in place of the menthol crystals. Crystal Faulkner together with Mrs. Happy Homemaker bakes her shower soothers, by adding a few more drops of essential oils after removing it from the oven to make them smell even more amazing.
These shower soothers make an awesome and inexpensive DIY gift for your friends for a particular occasion. You can use a silicone mold in a cute shape to make the soothers look extra special.