This time of year is my favorite. I love the crisp air, leaves changing colors, and less humidity. Who doesn’t love less humidity!? Seriously though, humdity is terrible. But it limits what I can do with my hair, so that’s a plus. 😉
Anyway, I digress.
This time of year also brings sickness! And this year my family has been hit extremely hard. We kind of expected it. Our oldest daughter recently finished chemo and radiation (whoop whoop!!) and has a low immune system for about a year. We fully expected her to be sick a lot. However, we all have been sick! My husband and I have been dealing with constant sinus infections since July; my youngest daughter, Allison, has had repeated ear infections, tubal surgery, loss of her tubes, and more ear infections. And Mary Harper has been dealing with repeated upper respiratory infections and sinus infections.
Not surprising though. While Mary Harper was receiving her treatments we lived in a very sterile environment to keep her as healthy as possible. Now that she’s building her immunity back up, it seems like we all are. We have been so susceptible to illness for months. Our medicine cabinet looks like a pharmacy.
I’ve also been on a eco-friendly kick lately. Now I’ve loved using eco-friendly products for a while. But after our cancer journey I decided to switch over all our cleaning products and every-day products to more green, eco-friendly, and DIY options as possible.
Enter, shower bombs! These shower bombs are super easy, take less than 5 minutes to mix the ingredients, and work fast! The steam from the shower melts the shower bombs and the aroma will fill your sinuses, helping clear away any congestion you may have.
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 water
- 30 drops eucalyptus oil
- 15 drops peppermint oil
- Mix the baking soda and cornstarch in a bowl until all the lumps have disappeared.
- In a measuring cup, mix the water and essential oils.
- Pour the water in the bowl of baking soda and cornstarch.
- Mix well. It will form a thick paste. Stir until all the lumps have dissolved.
- Pour the mixture evenly into a lined muffin tin. I used silicone muffin liners (reusable!) and super easy to peel off the shower bombs after they are frozen.
- Place in the freezer for about an hour.
- Remove from the liners. Store in a plastic bag, container, or jar. Keep in the freezer until you are ready to use.