Using shower disks can promote clear breathing and will help you avoid conventional decongestants which only mask your body’s symptoms and often have unwanted side effects attached. Depending on the aromatherapy benefits you need, you can customize the essential oils used in the shower disks. It’s totally safe to use a higher amount of these shower disks and you really need to in order to be able to smell them.
There is nothing to worry about because you won’t put them on the skin. Try this powerful homemade recipe called “Breathe Easy”!
This is the first oil used in this recipe which is great for clearing up the sinuses thanks to its high menthol content. It is the perfect pick me up for your morning shower since it is a very awakening and energizing essential oil. Moreover, it has antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Eucalyptus oil can help clear the nasal passageways because same as peppermint, it has a high menthol content. A study revealed that eucalyptus is helpful for bronchitis and has antimicrobial properties to help you recover from illness faster.
BAKING SODA & ARROWROOT POWDER
Arrowroot powder helps these shower disks to dry hard and baking soda gives them their sustenance. Keep these shower disks in a glass jar and don’t wait until cold hits to enjoy the refreshing aroma!
1.5 cups Baking soda (360 grams)
2 tbsp arrowroot powder or cornstarch powder
2 tbsp and 1 tsp water
eucalyptus essential oil (60 drops)
peppermint essential oil (40 drops)
- Small glass bowl
- Silicone mold or muffin tin
- Airtight storage container
In a small glass bowl pour the baking soda and the essential oils. Break up any lumps from the baking soda by using a fork, and also mash the essential oils in.
Then, sprinkle the water over the top of the baking soda and firmly press the mixture into your favorite molds. Allow your shower disks to dry overnight and gently pop them out of the molds afterward. Keep them in an airtight container.
Put your shower disk where the water will just barely hit it, on the edge of the tub, or the soap dish. Don’t place them directly under the shower head.