Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Home Remedy Collection: Homemade Shower Soothers

A couple of days ago I decided to do a few posts on home remedies.  With all the finger pointing on who got who sick, and cold and flu season in full swing,  I decided to be more proactive and find some cures "relievers".
Of course these are my opinions, and sometimes you just need a doctor! 
  I am always more intrigued to try a home remedy, than some awful tasting syrup that makes you forget what your first symptoms were cuz your trying your damnedest  to keep it down.
My first home remedy: A knock off of a discontinued product.
  I never did see these SudaCare Shower Soothers on the market, but I thought it was a good idea...maybe not a cure, but perhaps a bit of relief.. 
I found a recipe here...  Frugal By Choice; Cheap By Necessity!  After looking around some more, I discovered other bloggers have made these too.
 I was reading some comments on the above mentioned blog,  and had discovered this oil mixture called "Thieves Oil".  I looked around and found the recipe here.... Mountain Rose Blog  You can read why it is called this and its attributes. Both blogs are great!  I am sure I will reference both again while searching for the perfect cold/flu remedy.

I made a slurry of the  Sodium Bicarbonate and water.  I added a tablespoon of water at a time to 1/2 cup of Sodium Bicarbonate.  Once it was paste like, I added the essential oils...
8 drops of clove oil
7 drops lemon oil
4 drops of cinnamon oil
3 drops of eucalyptus oil
2 drop of rosemary oil

Mix well to incorporate the oils.   Pack into an ice-cube mold that I got from Ikea.   Dry overnight.  Slip them out of the mold and into a plastic sealed bag to keep all the oils from evaporating.

 I used two  in the shower cuz they're small.   Just place it on the floor of your shower and let the water gently dissolve it.  Don't put it by the drain or it's gone in 30 seconds.  If anything, I really enjoyed the smell.  Mix that with  hot steam and voila, not a cure.  Not even close to a cure......well maybe a moment of total relaxation, which is kinda the same thing when you are under the weather......I give this a
 *one out of five*
The best way to use these is to place them in a pot of boiling hot water, make a towel tent and steam yourself!

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