The only thing anyone with a cold wants, is to feel better. We have all been there–a scratchy throat, pounding head, and that forever-lingering congestion. Many of us can likely remember the smell of vapor rub from childhood; it was in every medicine cabinet. If you are now a mom or dad yourself, you know just how hard it is to see your little ones suffering because of stuffiness. These easy-to-make, petroleum-free shower cubes can help offer relief and break up congestion for anyone–no matter how young or old.
Often times the pediatrician will recommend sitting in the bathroom with little ones with a hot shower going because the steam helps to loosen mucus and open airways. Adding one of these Breathe Easy Shower Cubes makes it even more effective. The vapors from these cubes will work their magic to soothe and have you and your little one breathing easier. ***Please do not leave babies or children unattended.****
These also make for a great get-well-soon gift idea. Nothing shows care and compassion more than a homemade gift. Next time your friend, neighbor, or co-worker starts to look like Rudolf-the-red-nosed-reindeer, whip up a batch of these. They will be sure to thank you!
Breathe Easy Shower Cubes Recipe
- 1 Cup Cornstarch
- 2 tbsp solid unrefined coconut oil
- 2 tbsp water
- ice cube tray/silicone mold
- glass mixing bowl
- 20 drops DoTERRA Breathe Essential Oil–(contains Laurel Leaf, Eucalyptus Leaf, Peppermint Plant, Melaleuca Leaf, Lemon Peel, Cardamom Seed, Ravintsara Leaf essential oils) ahhhhh!
- Blue/Green food coloring (optional)
In a glass mixing bowl combine the cornstarch, coconut oil, and essential oil. Mix together, it will take a few minutes for the coconut oil to warm up and begin to combine with the cornstarch. Add in the water and continue to mix. You want a fairly thick paste to form. You may need to add a touch more of water–add a splash at a time as this is the best way to ensure you don’t get too much. You can now add in a drop or two of the food coloring (if you choose) until you achieve your desired color. Now press your paste into the tray/mold and place them in the freezer until they are firm. Pop the cubes out and place them into a jar. You are now ready to feel your sinuses open or package them up as a gift! Simply place one cube in the shower under warm/hot water and let your senses thank you. You may want to place the cube in a dish to prevent the shower surface from getting slippery. All ingredients are safe to wash down the drain.
We also used them another way that worked really well. Pour a large mug of hot water and add in one cube. Sit under a blanket or large towel (as a canopy) with the mug and breathe in the sinus-opening vapors. Place the remaining cubes in the freezer for later use.
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