March 10, 2016
Yesterday I woke up with a sore throat. Today, my daughter started running a mild fever. Along with her fever came the runny nose, constant sneezing, and some coughing. We’re officially down for the count!
This doesn’t come as a surprise to me though. Unfortunately, I had a check-up with my doctor yesterday and she informed me that the flu and strep throat were going around so if either of us got worse I needed to call her back immediately. And…here we are.
Since my daughter is only 4 years old I’m VERY weary of what oils I use around her. Not only that, but I’m highly sensitive to all sorts of things. We never, ever ingest oils. Not because I don’t think they’re safe or effective, just because I haven’t researched it enough to ease my mind. But the oils we’ve been testing have proven to work for us. (Especially DiGize!!!)
I don’t sell oils. I’m NOT an expert on oils. But we do use them periodically and I thought it would be really fun to share a post using a homemade recipe we just tried for the first time today. Chances are you already have the ingredients in your home. And right now, at the tail-end of winter when the flu is taking over, I can’t think of anything better than tossing a homemade shower bomb on the floor of the shower while you breathe in some relief. It’s like your own personal spa day!!!
1 and 3/4 cup of Baking Soda
5-6 drops of Thieves
10 drops of Peppermint
5-6 drops of R.C.
7 drops of Eucalyptus or Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca)
1/2 cup of Water
Any Mold or Mini Muffin Pan
When you begin to mix everything together you may think that only 1/2 cup of water isn’t enough, but it really is. You’ll want the baking soda just wet enough to make it stick together. If it’s easier to use a fork to make sure the oils are mixed in well, please do that. I used a plastic spatula and didn’t have any problems. Scoop in small amounts and press down into your mold. Make sure you place the mold or pan somewhere away from being disturbed. Let them dry for at least 8 hours. Our tabs still felt slightly wet to the touch after 8 hours, so we continued to let it sit overnight. The next morning they were perfect! I tipped the pan upside down on a cutting board and they slipped right out. We’re storing them inside of a mason jar with a lid sitting next to the shower, for easy access.
One batch of this mixture made 20 mini tabs. We used the Pampered Chef mini muffin pan for our mold.
If you’re interested in using these shower tabs to serve other purposes (like lifting your mood, waking you up, or relaxing you) then keep scrolling. I have some other amazing suggestions for you!
Lavender & Peace and Calming – for relaxation
Spearmint & Lemon – for a morning wake-up
Joy & Motivation – to boost your mood
Frankincense, Orange, & Lemon – for calming coughs
Valor & Lavender – to destroy anxiety and promote emotional strength
Do you use essential oils in your home? If so, I would love to hear how you use them and what has been the most effective for your family. I’m always looking for new ideas and ways we can work them into our lives and routines.