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DIY Decongestant Bath Bombs

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Stuffy nose got you down? Congestion can easily bring you down and ruin your day! Thankfully, there are ways to get relief from the congestion, sore throat, and exhaustion that come from the cold virus. 

Take a relaxing bath with these DIY Decongestant Bath Bombs and gain some congestion relief. These bath bombs are easy to make and beautiful for gift giving! If you know someone sick with a cold, send them a few of these decongestant bath bombs along with the ingredients for cold fighting mint green tea and you’ve given the gift of relief.

Need some relief in the shower? These DIY Vapor Rub Shower Melts are perfect to toss in the bottom of the shower for relief from congestion! 

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Can I use these in the shower?

These are meant for the bath. However, if you’re taking a shower, be sure you have these Vapor Rub Shower Melts on hand!

Congestion got you down? These DIY Vapor Rub Shower Melts will offer the relief you need.

Ingredients Needed for Decongestant Bath Bombs

How To Make Decongestant Bath Bombs

Add baking soda, cornstarch, citric acid and cream of tartar into a glass bowl.

Mix these ingredients together.

Add coconut oil to dry mixture. 

Add essential oils

Mix liquids into dry mixture using a whisk, spoon or your hands.

Add in mica powder. If you are doing more than one color, split the mixture evenly. We did two colors; raspberry pink and blue.

Add in the rubbing alcohol to the mixture, one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency. When mixture holds together in your hands, it is ready for the molds. If it doesn’t hold together, add a bit more alcohol until it does.

Add mixture into the molds. If using more than one color, add a bit of one, then a bit of the next, etc. until the molds are full.

If the mixture begins to dry out as you work on adding to the molds, spritz with rubbing alcohol to wet it until it forms in your hand again.

Press molds together. Tap top and side gently and release bomb from the mold. Allow to dry overnight.

How Do I Use These Bath Bombs

Drop one bomb into bath when head, sinuses or chest feels congested.

Why These Essential Oils?

  • Tea Tree — antimicrobial properties; clears congestion; eases cough
  • Eucalyptus — expectorant properties
  • Thyme — antiviral properties and works as a decongestant
  • Wintergreen — relieve nasal and respiratory congestion

Do I Have you Use Mica Powder?

Nope, this is completely optional to give the bath bombs color. 

DIY Decongestant Bath Bombs
Yield: 3 Bath Bombs

DIY Decongestant Bath Bombs

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

When you're congested, it makes it hard to do anything! These Decongestant Bath Bombs are perfect so that you can find the relief that you need!

Materials

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol
  • 5-10 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 5-10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 5-10 drops thyme essential oil
  • 5-10 drops wintergreen essential oil
  • Mica powder coloring

Tools

  • Bath Bomb Molds
  • Spray Bottle

Instructions

  1. In a glass bowl, add baking soda, cornstarch, citric acid and cream of tartar.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together.
  3. cednocednoceAdd coconut oil to dry mixture. This helps bind the ingredients together. d
  4. Add essential oils.
  5. Mix liquids into dry mixture using a whisk, spoon or your hands.
  6. Add in mica powder. If you are doing more than one color, split the mixture evenly. We did two colors; raspberry pink and blue.
  7. Add in the rubbing alcohol to the mixture, one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency. When mixture holds together in your hands, it is ready for the molds. If it doesn’t hold together, add a bit more alcohol until it does.
  8. Add mixture into the molds. If using more than one color, add a bit of one, then a bit of the next, etc. until the molds are full.
  9. If the mixture begins to dry out as you work on adding to the molds, spritz with rubbing alcohol to wet it until it forms in your hand again.
  10. Press molds together. Tap top and side gently and release bomb from the mold.
  11. Allow to dry overnight.

Notes

  • Tea tree essential oil has great antimicrobial properties and helps to clear congestion and ease your cough and other respiratory symptoms.
  • Eucalyptus essential oil, which works great as an expectorant.
  • Thyme essential oil has wonderful antiviral properties and works as a decongestant.
  • Wintergreen essential oil has powerful properties to relieve nasal and respiratory congestion.

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