Being sick is not a state that someone desires, especially not if you experience a stuffy nose, a sore throat, and puffy eyes. When we are in this body state we always go for the conventional decongestant, but there are some naturally made shower disks, which can help you when dealing with this issue. Moreover, they are free of chemicals, which is not the case with the used drugs.
Homemade shower disks
These shower disks are aromatic tablets which are placed in the shower while you are having your shower. As a result of the warm water and steam they are starting to dissolve thereby releasing natural essential oils which can help you in cleaning up your nose and throat. They are more like a vapor rub alternative, but in this case you do not have to apply it to your chest.
You should always opt for the homemade shower disks as even though they are easily available in the local drugstores or pharmacy, they are not one hundred percent safe for use because they are most likely to contain chemicals in them. The preparation is easy and very simple, and above all not expensive.
Recipe for Homemade Shower Disks
You have to be aware that these shower disks will work if you use the suggested dose of essential oils. You may find that this recipe contains plenty of eucalyptus, because most of the DIY items include essential oil concentration between 5-2%. But, in this case this is not high amount because you will not apply it directly onto your skin. Therefore, strictly follow the suggested dosages if you want for these homemade shower disks to fulfill their task.
- 5 cups of baking soda
- 2 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon of water
- 2 tablespoons of arrowroot powder or cornstarch powder
- ½ teaspoon / 80 drops of peppermint essential oil
- ¾ teaspoon / 120 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
- Optional use of lavender essential oil
Combine well the baking soda with the essential oils till everything is well blended in. Next, add the water and whisk. After that press the mixture into molds or you can use a muffin tray. Let them stay overnight so that they dry out. Store them in an airtight container.
Place one shower disk near the edge of the tub, or the soap dish so that it is near the water or steam, yet not right under the shower head.
Store them in a glass jar, and use whenever you want, not only when you experience some health conditions. They are great when used in the morning to acquire mental clarity and awareness.
Effectiveness of Shower Disks
These disks are effective due to the included ingredients. For instance, the peppermint contains a high amount of menthol, which aids in the cleaning up of the sinuses. Likewise, it promotes the hippocampus area of our brain which controls the mental clarity and memory. The natural scent of the peppermint incites us to pay attention and wake up. The peppermint shows anti-bacterial and antiviral properties which greatly assist in the fight against colds.
On the other hand, the eucalyptus is also rich in menthol, which aids in clearing up the nasal passages. It is also helpful in the fight against bronchitis and other breathing issues.
These shower disks can be given as a present to your closest ones, and don’t wait to get sick in order to use them.