Are you feeling congested and under the weather? Take a hot, steamy shower with these homemade eucalyptus shower melts. Eucalyptus essential oils are terrific for helping to break up mucus and making you feel a little peppier when your energy and spirits are down.
You’ll love having these on hand the next time you or a family member are sick. Just pop one into the shower, and enjoy the pleasant aroma as this eucalyptus shower melt dissolves.
Easy Eucalyptus Shower Melts
Whenever I get a stuffy nose, I find quick relief in the shower. Just the steam alone can help break apart mucus and free up your airways a bit, but adding eucalyptus oil takes it to the next level.
These eucalyptus shower melts (or eucalyptus shower bombs) are easy to make using mostly common ingredients, like baking soda and Epsom salts. You’ll also need some eucalyptus essential oil, and the dried eucalyptus leaves just add an extra punch of scent, but they’re optional. They do help the shower melts look pretty, though, which is nice if you plan on gifting these to someone.
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How to Make Eucalyptus Shower Melts
Materials for Eucalyptus Shower Bombs:
- Baking soda
- Epsom salts
- Eucalyptus essential oil
- Dried eucalyptus leaves
- Bath bomb molds
Directions for Eucalyptus Shower Melts
Combine the baking soda and Epsom salts. Stir very well, making sure to get rid of any lumps that may have formed in the baking soda.
Add the eucalyptus leaves and stir into baking soda/Epsom salts mixture.
Add essential oils, then add water and stir well. You should have a somewhat pasty mixture that will form into a ball or shape well.
Spoon mixture into one half of a bath bomb mold, pressing firmly to fill the entire mold.
Let set 24-48 hours to set.
To remove from mold, flip mold over and tap lightly with a spoon. They should come out fairly easily.
Store in an airtight container and put one in the bottom of the shower close to the drain to help alleviate nasal congestion.
Eucalyptus Shower Melts
- ● Bath bomb molds (2.2 inches)
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1 cup Epsom salts
- 4 tablespoons water
- 80-100 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
- 2 tablespoons dried eucalyptus leaves
- Bath bomb molds 2.2 inches
- Combine the baking soda and Epsom salts. Stir very well, making sure to get rid of any lumps that may have formed in the baking soda.
- Add the eucalyptus leaves and stir into baking soda/Epsom salts mixture.
- Add essential oils, then add water and stir well. You should have a somewhat pasty mixture that will form into a ball or shape well.
- Spoon mixture into one half of a bath bomb mold, pressing firmly to fill the entire mold.
- Let set 24-48 hours to set.
- To remove from mold, flip mold over and tap lightly with a spoon. They should come out fairly easily.
- Store in an airtight container and put one in the bottom of the shower close to the drain to help alleviate nasal congestion.
Where does eucalyptus oil come from?
Eucalyptus oil comes from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree. To obtain the oil, the tree leaves are dried and then crushed and distilled to release the oils. This is one of the reasons pure essential oils are more expensive. It takes a lot of leaves to produce oil.
Does Eucalyptus oil help with colds?
The oil can certainly help relieve the symptoms associated with the common cold. Eucalyptus oil can reduce and loosen mucus so that it is easier to cough up, which will help you breathe more easily. Coughing up the mucus and clearing your chest will help make you feel better.
Does eucalyptus oil help with a cough?
Yes. Some OTC cough medicines contain eucalyptus oil. A very popular cough remedy that has been used for decades is chest rub, which usually contains eucalyptus oil. Inhaling the oil while you shower or through the use of a diffuser may also relieve your cough.
Where to buy eucalyptus oil?
Eucalyptus oil is one of the most popular oils and should be readily available anywhere essential oils are sold. With that said, make sure you’re shopping with a reputable company that sells pure oils. Some companies add additional ingredients that may not be safe when used n the same ways pure oils are used.
When to use eucalyptus oil?
Eucalyptus oil can be relaxing. It’s wonderful to use in the shower or bath, especially when in combination with lavender. It is also most often used to help relieve cold and flu symptoms that affect the upper respiratory system.
Warnings about eucalyptus oil
First off, you should always test oils before you use them in large quantities. This is especially true when applying to the skin. Most oils should also be diluted with a carrier oil. When using any essential oil, you need to make sure it is safe to use around pets and babies. Pets can be especially sensitive to certain oils, and some can even be fatal. Eucalyptus oil is especially toxic to pets. When it comes to infants, you should never use undiluted eucalyptus oil. It is said that eucalyptus radiata is safe to use around children, but you should not use eucalyptus globulus. If you have any doubts, do not put your pets or children at risk.
Other uses for eucalyptus oil
Eucalyptus oil has many benefits besides helping to relieve cold symptoms. The oil can also be used to deter mosquitoes. This is a much safer alternative to using sprays that contain harmful chemicals. Some have said that the oil can help with diabetes, but there has yet to be scientific evidence to support that claim. Because eucalyptus oil has anti-inflammatory properties, it’s great to reduce the symptoms of cold sores and heal them more quickly. The oil can also be used to help relieve joint pain and even fights stinky breath.
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