DIY Sinus Relief Shower Melts combines powerful essential oils with shower steam to give you soothing relief from congestion, helping you breathe easy.
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DIY Sinus Relief Shower Melts
The Holiday season is so magical. Everyone is decorating and singing and loving life! Unfortunately, they are also spreading germs and sickness. It just goes with the cold weather as it comes in which is why these DIY shower melts come is handy.
If you live somewhere with back and forth weather like I do here in Texas, it does not help our bodies at all. We were down in the 30’s last week and today the high is 79. That is quite the difference. And everyone in my house hold has felt it and been congested. My poor daughter has been coughing up a storm! We needed some help.
I love menthol stuff! It is great to rub into my kids feet and chest before bed to help open up their noses at night while trying to breath. Sure you can buy some at the store but, I like to make my own.
My kids usually shower at night as well, so what better way to further help their congestion by making some melt aways for when they shower? Have you ever heard of these? You just throw one in the shower with you and let it melt with the water and steam and enjoy your shower as normal.
The steam from the shower and vapors from the melt aways help open you up your nose and lungs to help clear you out. When I made these, my down stairs smelled fantastic all day. I’d leave the room and come back and it would re-open up my nose.
Shower Melt Ingredients
There are several ways to make shower steamers. Some people use citric acid like you would use when making shower bombs or toilet bombs. It’s not really necessary though so I opted to use baking soda and arrowroot powder.
If you have never heard of arrowroot powder it’s basically corn starch. But unlike corn starch, it is derived from a plant that isn’t genetically modify. Corn starch is almost always made from GMO corn. So, if you do not have arrowroot powder you can buy some, or just use corn starch if that’s what you have on hand. Either works fine.
There are a ton of essential oils that are good for sinus relief. In fact, most companies make a sinus relief blend. If you have one of those you can just use it in this recipe. If you do NOT have a pre-made blend, then you get to make one. Yippee!
Some essential oils that are good for sinus relief are: Eucalyptus, Spearmint, Pine, Clove, Lavender, Rosemary, Tea Tree Oil, Peppermint, Lemon, Orange, and Cinnamon.
I choose to work with Cinnamon, Peppermint, Clove, Lemon, and Eucalyptus. You don’t have to use them all but they smell great together and work really well for decongestion.
When making things with essential oils, make sure that you do not use the same equipment for food later. Always have your own designated essential oil stuff. You can find ice cube trays at the dollar store or on amazon and yard sales and thrift stores are a great place to find mini muffin tins for these projects.
How to Make Sinus Relief Shower Melts
- Start by mixing the baking soda and arrowroot powder in a bowl.
- Then add in the essential oils. If you already have a sinus blend and are using that, then I would try adding about a teaspoon in and see if it seems strong enough for you. These blends are usually pretty strong so you don’t want to add TOO much!
- Once it seems like the essential oils are mixed in you add your water. I did a tablespoon at a time and ended up using 5 Table spoons buy my discs were still pretty crumbly. I added a little more and felt like it was a good consistency. You don’t want them too dry or they will crumble.
- Lastly, just pack the mixture into an ice cub tray or a mini muffin tin.
- Once you have these in the mold go ahead and place them in the freezer for a few hours or just leave out over night. Whichever works best for you.
How to Use Your DIY Sinus Relief Shower Melts
- When you are ready to take your shower just grab a melt away, throw it down on the floor and let the magic happen.
- You do not want it to completely melt right away so make sure it isn’t getting hit by a straight stream of water.
- When you are done with your shower, if there is anything left of it, just rinse it down the drain.
Shower melts really are a great way to use essential oils and not actually put them on your body especially if using them on kids makes you nervous. We love using these at our house and hopefully you will too.
Making Shower Steamers are a very easy project to do with kids. They also make great presents this time of year when everyone seems to be sick and needing all the help they can get. They can be used for sinus relief due to allergies too so really they work great for any time of year.