Homemade aromatherapy bath + shower melts for sinus relief

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Oh mamas, is there anything worse than watching your little one suffer through stuffy noses and feeling lousy? One of our best tools is running a hot shower or bath to help open their sinuses up, and every year we make these shower steamers with essential oils to ease their symptoms. You do not want to be without these. This recipe is extremely easy, requires minimal ingredients and will have you or your little one feeling better in no time. 

Isn't it strange how our children can go from healthy to full-blown sick right away? That's why I always have a batch of these on hand, stored in our freezer for when we need them. Not only are they nourishing to the skin, but my kids also love how they melt away in the shower and are a fun sensory experience all while providing aromatherapeutic relief. 

 

Aromatherapy:

I chose to use the oils I find myself picking consistently when my children are sick. Lavender, raven, and eucalyptus. Both raven and lavender are found in the US premium starter kit, so if that's all you have - just use those! If you need to grab a kit, contact me, or grab your kit here. 

Lavender:

Lavender essential oil has a scent that's a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. I add a few drops of lavender whenever I'm trying to create a relaxing space.

Raven:

Raven essential oil blend is a cool, refreshing combination of Eucalyptus Radiata, Lemon, Peppermint, Ravintsara, and Wintergreen essential oils. A chilly, minty blend with sweet undertones, Raven creates a cooling sensation and provides a comforting aroma when applied topically to the chest and throat. Like an effervescent breeze through a grove of eucalyptus trees, Raven provides a refreshing aromatic experience when diffused or inhaled directly. The naturally occurring constituents eucalyptol, menthol, and methyl salicylate provide an invigorating and empowering experience and seriously helps with congestion.

Eucalyptus:

This one is optional as raven blend already contains eucalyptus radiata, however I add it for additional benefits. If you don't have it, just omit.    

Eucalyptus Blue is grown and distilled on Young Living’s farm in Ecuador. This essential oil is high in eucalyptol, which has a calming and invigorating scent when diffused. Its distinctly fresh aroma is sharp and clean, sparking a sense of refreshment and renewal. Popular in salons and spas, Eucalyptus oil promotes a stimulating and rejuvenating environment anywhere it’s diffused. 

How to use:

Simply have them rub these on their chest and neck for some immediate sinus relief in the shower!

My favorite way to use them is to run a really hot shower and allow it to fill the tub. The shower creates more steam in our bathroom. While it fills the tub I keep the door closed so that the room fills with steam. I like to add two drops of eucalyptus directly to the tub as well. I let the tub fill almost entirely, then add a little cold water to make sure the temperature is comfortable for my little ones. Once it's ready, I bathe them and rub these shower melts over their chests. The extra steam, time relaxing in the bath + the shower melts has my children feeling so much better afterward.

How to make:

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir well.

The mixture should hold together when squeezed without crumbling, like wet sand. If it is crumbling to the point you can not handle it to place into a mold, add a few drops of coconut oil with a doppler until it feels like wet sand.

Place mixture into a mold of choice. We used this one. 

Place in the fridge and let it harden for 2-6 hours.

Store in the freezer until needed.

eucalyptus shower melts

eucalyptus shower melts

Ingredients

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup corn starch
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 20 drops eucalyptus blue essential oil
  • 20 drops raven blend essential oil 
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil

Instructions

    Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir well.

    The mixture should hold together when squeezed without crumbling, like wet sand. If it is crumbling to the point you can not handle it to place into a mold, add a few drops of coconut oil with a doppler until it feels like wet sand.

    Place mixture into a mold of choice. We used this one. 

    Place in the fridge and let it harden for 2-6 hours.

    Store in the freezer until needed.

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Here are some more ways to help your family feel well!

Here are some other ways to help your family feel well!

Offer plenty of liquids to stay hydrated. Obviously plenty of water electrolytes. 

Make some elderberry syrup and elderberry gummy bears

Make some honey tea lollies

Diffuse this same young living blends in your diffuser. Lavender, eucalyptus, and raven for relaxing spa like vibes in the room you're trying to get comfortable in. If you don’t have the purest essential oils from Young Living, I highly suggest taking a look here

Avoid using perfume or artificial fragrances (from harsh cleaning products) that irritate the lungs. We use Thieves household cleaner and love to use these Homemade non toxic reusable thieves “bleach” wipes for keeping our surfaces sparkly clean

Wash your linens with Thieves lemon, lavender and sage non toxic liquid laundry detergent

Gargle with saltwater

Get plenty of rest!