It's flu and cold season again. How are you holding out? What are your favorite home remedies? In our house, we're big on using eucalyptus oil to ease congestion. It's completely natural and does what those nasty pharmaceuticals can't. It clears your head instantly. Recently, I tried out a friend's recipe for eucalyptus shower tablets on my sick other half. He gave them rave reviews.
Why not just buy them?
I have nothing against the store bought version. I simply don't know what's in them. Call me crazy, but I like to know what's in the products I'm using. If I can make them myself, that makes me doubly sure there are no harmful ingredients. That's why I was glad to find such a convenient way to ease congestion with a homemade product. It doesn't hurt that making them myself saves money or that this is an environmentally friendly product.
Here's how to make homemade eucalyptus shower tablets:
*1 cup baking soda
*1/3 cup water
*15 drops eucalyptus oil per tablet
*Mix baking soda and water together
*Divide mixture evenly into 6 muffin cups
*Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes
How to use them:
*When you are ready to use each tablet, drip 15 drops of eucalyptus oil on it.
*Place on shower floor.
*Shower as usual
How does it work:
The tablet dissolves, releasing eucalyptus vapor into the shower steam. You get clean and clear sinus and chest congestion at the same time.
*Face the tablet as you shower to maximize effectiveness.
*Great for cranky sick kids who won't tolerate eucalyptus on their chests.