Tis the time of year for Fall allergies and colds to inflict discomfort on us and ruin our day. Just because Summer is over doesn’t mean allergens are gone. Many people suffer from Fall and Winter allergies due to things like mold, dust and animal dander. Combat the stuffy noses and discomfort with these great relief tips and DIY Aromatherapy Shower Discs. Toss one on the floor of the shower and let the vapors relieve your nasal discomforts. It’s the perfect way to start your day! Plus they are really easy to make!
To make the aromatherapy shower discs you’ll need baking soda, cornstarch, water and essential oils. You’ll also need a muffin pan with foil muffin liners.
First whisk together 1 cup of baking soda with 1 heaping tablespoon of cornstarch so there are no clumps.
Then slowly add in 1/3 cup water and whisk together.
Pour into foil lined muffin cups, filling them halfway full. It will make 6. Then pop them in the oven and bake them at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Allow them to cool completely and then remove foil liners.
The type of effect you are looking for from your shower vapor discs will determine which essential oils you will use. For a vapor, decongesting effect you’ll want to use oils such as peppermint, thieves or eucalyptus. For an energizing start to your day try citrus oils like orange, lemon or citrus fresh. For a nighttime calming effect try peace & calming, lavender or cedarwood. Once you’ve chosen which oils you’ll be using, add 4-5 drops of essential oils to the top of each disc. Store in an airtight container.
To use simply place one shower disc on the floor of the shower and it will release the vapors as the water runs over it. It will transform your regular shower into a spa-like experience with the nasal relief you’re looking for!
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DIY Aromatherapy Shower Discs
- 1 Cup Baking Soda
- 1 Heaping Tbsp Cornstarch
- 1/3 Cup Water
- Essential Oils
- Muffin Tin
- Foil Muffin Liners
- In a medium bowl whisk together the baking soda and cornstarch so there are no clumps.
- Slowly add in the water and whisk together.
- Pour into foil lined muffin cups and fill each one about half full so you get 6 muffin cups total.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
- Allow to cool completely and then remove foil liners.
- Add 4-5 drops of essential oils of your choice to the top of each shower disc. Some recommendations include: Lavender, Peace & Calming or Cedarwood for restful nights, Citrus Fresh, Orange or Lemon for energizing mornings or Eucalyptus, Thieves and Peppermint for nasal discomforts.
- Store in an airtight container.
- To use place one shower disc on the floor of the shower and allow the water to run over it which will release the vapors of the oils in the disc.