06 November 2014

DIY Shower Soothers

I don't know about you all, but it's definitely cold season in our house! Which means lots of stuffy noses & congested children.

One of my favorite homemade remedies for these sickies are our homemade shower soothers! Quick & easy to make, & super affordable, especially when compared to their OTC counterparts!

For starters, you'll need some baking soda, water, baking molds, & essential oils.

Mix 2 cups of baking soda with 1 cup water until the mixture starts to ball up/stick together.

Grab your baking mold & fill each mold half way with the baking soda/water mix. While muffin tins w/liners will work in a pinch, I much prefer my silicone molds, as it's easier to pop the shower soothers out when done!

Time for oils! Add in approximately 10-12 drops total per soother. Typically I'll do 3-4 per oil.
The best essential oils for the job are rosemary, peppermint, eucalyptus, and lavender, to ensure the soothers are family friendly & safe for all ages. I do add camphor oil to mine occasionally, but never for the monsters.

After the oils are added, use the remaining baking soda/water mixture to fill in your molds.

When everything is full, bake in the over for about 15-20 minutes at 350*.

When done & cool, pop out & store immediately in a sealed contained or Ziploc bag.

Usually will stay for a good 6-8 weeks as is, or, if you want to add additional scent before use, up to 6 months total.

To use simply place in the shower, out of the direct stream of water, but close enough that the steam activates the scent.

Just remember, while there are tons of variations online as far as amounts, times, quantities, this is what works best for us. Poke & tweak at the recipe if needed til it fits your family's needs just right!

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