The cause of a sore throat isn’t always obvious. But in most cases it’s a symptom of a viral or bacterial infection.Antibiotics aren’t usually prescribed for a sore throat, even if it’s caused by a bacterial infection, as they’re unlikely to make you feel better any quicker and they can have unpleasant side effects.
What Are Shower Disks?
Shower discs are great for lots of reasons. They’re inexpensive, easy to make and can be customized to suit a number of ailments or needs. Shower discs can help you relax after a stressful day, energize in the morning or help you alleviate some seasonal discomfort in your sinuses.
Not All Shower Disks Are Created Equally
Lavender and chamomile blossoms both offer calming, soothing benefits on their own and adding essential oils provides even more benefits. Here’s a break down of what different essentials oil can do. Use a few drops of each, or pick and choose your favorites for a unique blend. Some oils also have anti-inflammatory and healing benefits, perfect when you’re fighting off an illness.
How To Make Homemade Shower Disks
Help beat the congestion naturally with these soothing shower disks that steam together with essential oils to make things better. Use these with essential oil tissue box trick and a few bowls of chicken noodle soup, and you’ll bust through that cold in no time.
- 2 cups baking soda.
- 1 cup citric acid.
- 1 cup arrowroot powder (you can substitute with cornstarch)
- 3-5 Tbsp. water.
- essential oils (see blends below for your specific needs)
- Mix the baking soda together with the essential oils until there are no more visible lumps.
- Add the water on top of the mix and whisk.
- Press the mix into your preferred molds, or a muffin tray. Let the shower disks dry overnight.
- Store in an airtight container.
Why Shower Disks Work
Yep, the recipe is very simple. I think the really fun part is choosing which fun shape you want to make and which essential oil blends to use.
Herbal steam baths have been popular all over the world in many ancient civilizations and cultures. From the Mongol’s to the Mayans, and the Romans to the Native Americans, steam baths have been used for more than just beauty and luxury; they were originally utilized for the healing properties that these steamy, fragrant baths provide.
With the steam, ancient herbalists were able to extract some of the fresh plant’s healing constituents into the air (pretty much the plant’s essential oils), to be breathed in. During times of illness, steam was used along with other herbal concoctions to help relieve congestion, loosen muscles, and soothe the mind and soul.