This cold and flu season seems to be determined to kick my ass! I’m fighting another round and I am so SICK AND TIRED of being sick and tired! I’m taking matters into my own hands and getting all kinds of essential-oiled-up around here! I’ve got my diffuser going non stop and I whipped up a batch of these cold kicking shower melts that pack one heck of a wallop that clear my sinuses in the morning!
These cold kicking shower melts are the perfect combination of peppermint and eucalyptus. They dissolve in the shower releasing those essential oils into the steam!
Why peppermint and eucalyptus oils? Peppermint oil is great for clearing respiratory tract, it can improve mental focus, and will give you an energy boost. Eucalyptus oil works as an expectorant and helps cleanse your body of toxins and harmful microorganisms that can make you feel sick. Put the two of them together with a little steam in the shower and you’ll be feeling a whole lot better in no time!
To make your own cold kicking shower melts you will need:
1 1/2 cups cornstarch
20 drops peppermint essential oil
20 drops eucalyptus essential oil
1 Tablespoon Witch Hazel (optional)
Food Coloring (optional)
Water – 3 to 4 tablespoons to start, more will likely be needed
ice cube tray or silicone molds
medium size bowl
Step #1 – Add your cornstarch, essential oils, witch hazel and food coloring to medium sized mixing bowl. Stir. It will be very powdery and clumpy.
Step #2 – Add water, starting with 3 Tablespoons. Mix well… it will start as a dry, crumbly mixture. Add water a few drops at a time and mix well. Then a few more drops and mix some more. Repeat until you get JUST past the crumbly point and the color is mixed in. If the mixture gets too wet, add a little more cornstarch.
Step #3 – Spoon the paste into the ice cube tray or silicone mold. Gently tap / shake to work out the bubbles. Freeze for at least 1 hour.
Store your cold kicking shower melts is a cool dry place or back in the freezer until you need one! Then just toss it on the floor of your shower for some peppermint and eucalyptus relief!
The power of essential oils really are amazing! The next time you feel stuffed up, or you’re getting that icky-sicky feeling, whip up a batch of these cold kicking shower melts and they’ll help bring you some relief!
*This advice is based on my experience with essential oils and the research that I’ve done. This information is my opinion and should not replace the advice of a doctor. When it comes to your health and well being, I always recommend that you do your own research. If you’re interested in leaning more about essential oils, I’d love to talk with you! Send me an email at [email protected]