Updated: Dec 3, 2018
This time of year everyone is hacking up a lung. Max was home from school for two days and I refuse to get sick. So far, so good.
I have been drinking my elderberry syrup with warm water and apple cider vinegar which seems to help.
But these shower melts are a household favorite.
They are a great way to add essential oils to a steam shower. I pick scents that will open up my nose and help my lungs breathe deep.
My favorites are:
• Theives- for cold prevention
• RC- for a cough
• Eucalyptus- for a spa feel at home
• Peace & Calming- mostly because he can drop the oils onto the melts himself.
• 1 box baking soda
• 3/4 cup washing soda
Blend together into a medium sized bowl and distribute into silicone molds. Add water directly into one mold at a time. Start with a teaspoon of water and add more if needed. Stir immediately and work fast because this stuff hardens quickly. Repeat with remaining molds.
This recipe should make about 2 1/2 dozen depending on your fill. Let wet molds set for 10-15 minutes. If any excess water remains on top of mold, pour out. Pop hardened melt onto cooling rack to dry for a few hours. I let them sit overnight.
Keep in a container in the bathroom. Add 10 drops of your favorite oil directly onto a melt at the time of shower. Place melt on floor of shower where the hot water can melt it away along with your stress. Breathe deeply.
Please use a reputable company for purchasing essential oils. I use young living oil because I am a distributor. DoTERRA and Rocky Mountain are fine too. If you have any questions about oils and their quality, feel free to ask.