Tis the season. Unfortunately, I’m not talking about Christmas, I’m talking about cold & flu season. Both my daughter and I are starting to feel colds coming on. I’ve currently got a sore throat, and I know pretty soon I’ll be blowing my nose, hardly able to breathe… My daughter is in the same spot, so I thought I’d try making some shower bombs we can toss in a nice warm shower, allowing the scent of eucalyptus and peppermint to soothe.
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Here’s What You’ll Need
- 1 Cup Baking Soda
- 1/4-1/3 Cups Water
- 20-30 drops R.C.™ Essential Oil or Raven™ Essential Oil– R.C. is a unique blend of Eucalyptus, Myrtle, Marjoram, Pine, Lavender, Cypress, Black Spruce, and Peppermint. Raven is a blend of Ravintsara, Lemon, Wintergreen, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus Radiata. (Not sure where to buy essential oils? Check out this post.)
- Glass Mixing Bowl– When working with essential oils, it is always best to use glass vs plastic.
- Silicone Mold– I had that hardest time finding a silicone mold, so I have provided the link to the one I bought on Amazon.
- Air-Tight Container for Storage
Pour one cup baking soda into a bowl. S-l-o-w-l-y add water until it forms moist clumps. (I know the word “moist” is disliked by many; add it to the word clumps, and it’s even worse. Sorry about that). Add your drops of oil and stir those in. At this point the mixture should hold its shape. If it’s too dry, add a bit more water; too thin, add a bit more baking soda.
Press the mixture into the mold, and allow it to completely dry. This requires a little patience 🙂 It will take 12-48 hours (depending on the temperature and humidity level in your home) for the bombs to completely dry out while sitting on your counter.
Once thoroughly dried, pop the bombs out of the mold and store them in an airtight container. I always like to add a label so people know what they are 🙂
When you are ready to use them, place one bomb in the corner of the shower. As the hot water flows, it will slowly “melt” the bomb, releasing the aroma.
I sure hope you avoid the germs of the season, but if you happen to catch a little bug, go ahead and give these a try.
For a little pick-me-up in the morning, try combining 10-15 drops, each, of peppermint and lemon essential oils in place of the oil(s) listed above.
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