The news so far has painted a grim picture of the flu epidemic and almost everyone in our house has had some form of cold. We keep ginger,lemons,honey and tea on hand to get us back to feeling one hundred. With having young kids we look for different ways to bring relief and these vapor disks work great. All you have to do is place them in the shower and the vapors will help with head and chest congestion.
1 cup Baking Soda
1/3 cup Water
Essential oils; eucalyptus,rosemary and lavender
Add baking soda to a bowl. Slowly stir in water until a thick paste forms (feels like putty). Spoon your mix into the liners in the muffin pan and bake for 20 minutes at 350. Add 15 drops of each essential oil to each disk.
Make sure to remove them from the liners before using them in the shower
This is the time of year that we stay in doors, instead of going out. We light fires,make soup,watch great movies and enjoy friends and family. It is also a time where people are hustling and bustling with the holidays and forget to take some time for themselves. Well one answer to beating stress is implementing aromatherapy into your home life. Aromatherapy has been around since Egyptian times and was revered for it effects on physical and spiritual well-being. You can use essential oils in so many places to give yourself a boost or to wind down. For example you can use lavender or rose on your sheets and pillow cases. Lavender is a calming oil, perfect for insomnia or anxiety and rose is an aphrodisiac and mood enhancer. You can add oil to baths , oil burners, showers or humidifiers. If you add an oil such as pine or cedarwood to your logs, you can burn them and they will release the wonderful aroma through your whole home (Sprinkle the oils a couple hours before you burn the logs.) Research the oil that will be perfect for you mood at the time. If you need a boost of energy and confidence try citrus essences such as Lemon, Lemongrass, or Orange. For anxiety try Bergamot, Chamomile, Cypress, Jasmine, Lavender, or Sandalwood. For colds and flu symptoms try Eucalyptus, Tea tree, Cinnamon, or Rosemary. Oils are highly effective and economical. You can treat your whole family just by boiling some water and adding these essential oils. They smell great and will have you feeling better.