DIY Cold Relief Bath Soak

Battle the common cold with this easy at-home remedy.

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The common cold has a way of making us feel utterly crummy. Sufferers of a stuffed-up nose, hacking cough and sneezing attacks — we have a simple solution to ease your symptoms. 

DIY Cold Relief Bath Soak

DIY Cold Relief Bath Soak

Store in an air-tight jar in a cool, dry place. When you're feeling under the weather, add a few spoonfuls to your warm bath and soak for a half hour.

Photo by: Clara MacLellan

Clara MacLellan

Hello, easy DIY bath soak. This homemade remedy uses natural household products that you may have on hand already.

DIY Cold Relief Bath Soak

DIY Cold Relief Bath Soak

You will need 1 cup epsom salt, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/4 cup coarse sea salt and essential oils that help ease common cold symptoms. Dried organic lavender is optional.

Photo by: Clara MacLellan

Clara MacLellan

Supplies

  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup coarse sea salt
  • 5-10 drops of each essential oil
  • glass jar with lid
  • dried organic lavender (optional)
DIY Cold Relief Bath Soak

DIY Cold Relief Bath Soak

Start by mixing together the epsom salt, sea salt and baking soda with a spoon until well combined.

Photo by: Clara MacLellan

Clara MacLellan

Start by mixing together the Epsom salt, sea salt and baking soda with a spoon until well combined.

DIY Cold Relief Bath Soak
Clara MacLellan
DIY Cold Relief Bath Soak
Clara MacLellan

DIY Cold Relief Bath Soak

Next, add your essential oils. I chose lavender, lemon and eucalyptus. Lavender has antiseptic and antimicrobial qualities, lemon helps boost the immune system and eucalyptus is a great decongestant.

Photo By: Clara MacLellan

DIY Cold Relief Bath Soak

Next, add your essential oils. I chose lavender, lemon and eucalyptus. Lavender has antiseptic and antimicrobial qualities, lemon helps boost the immune system and eucalyptus is a great decongestant.

Photo By: Clara MacLellan

Next, add your essential oils. I chose lavender, lemon and eucalyptus. Lavender has been said to offer antiseptic and antimicrobial qualities, lemon is said to help boost the immune system and eucalyptus is often described as a great decongestant.

DIY Cold Relief Bath Soak

DIY Cold Relief Bath Soak

Optional: Stir in dried, organic lavender as the finishing touch.

Photo by: Clara MacLellan

Clara MacLellan

Optional: Stir in dried, organic lavender as the finishing touch.

DIY Cold Relief Bath Soak

DIY Cold Relief Bath Soak

Store in an air-tight jar in a cool, dry place. When you're feeling under the weather, add a few spoonfuls to your warm bath and soak for a half hour.

Photo by: Clara MacLellan

Clara MacLellan

Store in an air-tight jar in a cool, dry place. When you're feeling under the weather, add a few spoonfuls to your warm bath and soak for a half hour.

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