Eucalyptus Shower Melts Are The DIY You Need This Flu Season

Diply 25 Sep 2018

Spring, summer, fall, winter, and the fifth season: flu season.

Yep, it comes around every year, without fail. And even if you get a flu shot and take precautions, odds are, you're bound to end up sick at some point.

So after you've loaded up on OTC meds and made yourself all the hot tea you can handle, pop a eucalyptus melt or two into your shower.

Odds are, you'll feel better, breathe easier, and be on the road to recovery.

Gather up your ingredients, and let's wash the bugs away!

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To start, mix the baking soda and citric acid together in a large bowl.

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It may surprise you to learn that citric acid is in a lot of bath bomb products. You should be able to buy some at any grocery store or large chain retailer that sells grocery products.

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Add three drops of food coloring to the baking soda and citric acid mixture.

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Mix everything together thoroughly. The idea is to just give your bath bomb a light tinge of color without turning your skin a weird shade.

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Add 20 drops of eucalyptus oil to everything and mix thoroughly again.

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Can you already feel your sinuses opening up? Yeah, that's the good stuff. Imagine how much better you'll feel after you've been breathing out of your mouth for two days.

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Next, pour witch hazel into a small spray bottle. 

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Spray the witch hazel on your mixture, and stir everything together until the mixture becomes clumpy. It should resemble the texture and consistency of wet sand.

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Place your mixture into your mold.

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Press the mixture firmly into the mold until it reaches the brim. Make sure to press as firmly as you can so your melt stays together once it's dry.

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Leave your eucalyptus shower melts to dry until they're solid.

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The drying process usually takes anywhere from 12 to 24 hours. Once they're dry, make sure to store them somewhere dry as well. You may not want to keep them in your bathroom unless you have a linen closet that's away from the humidity of your shower.

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And now you're ready to strike back whenever cold and flu season knocks you down!

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Don't forget to watch the video at the top of the article for step-by-step instructions!

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