The season of the cold and flu is in full swing. People are sneezing and coughing all over the place, there’s no escape. And when you finally start suffering, why would you want to spend all of your money on an artificial remedy when you can make your own natural one at home?
The ingredients and tools to make natural shower bombs are very simple, and you will end up with your own remedy for congestion, colds and flu!
You can also make other types of treatments in this same manner, by replacing some of the oils with oils that are known for treating other problems.
Finding Your Oils
The first stage of making your shower bombs is to find some oils that you like. Try to choose a brand that you trust and sells high-quality oils. Be aware that some essential oil companies have started to encourage misuse of oils, so try to avoid these brands.
In terms of which oil flavor to use, this is up to you. Smell the oils and decide which ones you like. Eucalyptus and peppermint are great if you have a cold and are congested, as the strong flavor of eucalyptus will bring out all of the bad mucus and the peppermint will soothe your symptoms.
- 1 cup of baking soda
- 2 tbsp. of salt
- Essential oils of your choice
- 1/3 cup of lemon juice
- Water as needed
- Muffin tin – ideally for mini muffins
- Mix the baking soda and salt together using a fork
- Add the lemon juice little-by-little and notice the acidic reaction!
- Stir the mixture again with a fork
- Add a few tablespoons of water and mix
- Keep adding the water until you have a dough-like consistency that will stick together
- Oil your muffin tin – you can do this with vegetable oil, coconut oil or almond oil if you want
- Roll out the dough into balls and add the balls to the muffin tin
- Bake the balls for 10-20 minutes at 350 degrees
- Remove them and leave them to cool
- As they are cooling, add three drops of eucalyptus oil and one drop of peppermint to each bomb
- Leave them out overnight so they cool and harden
Keep your dried shower bombs in a canning jar – this will release more of their soothing power.
If yours is a little bit crumbly, don’t worry, just adjust your recipe for next time and make sure you add more liquid. Your bombs are still usable, just scoop out two tablespoons of the powder and put it in a dish in the shower.
To use the shower bomb, put it on the floor of your hot shower. The steam from the bomb will help to clear up your sinuses and cold as you shower.
You can also use shower bombs in your bath – just add one to the water!
It’s time to stop relying on chemicals bought from your local pharmacy and start making your own, more powerful remedies today!
By Charlotte H.