DIY Cold Relief Bath Soak
Battle the common cold with this easy at-home remedy.
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.
Hello, easy DIY bath soak. This homemade remedy uses natural household products that you may have on hand already.
- 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)
Start by mixing together the Epsom salt, sea salt and baking soda with a spoon until well combined.
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.
Optional: Stir in dried, organic lavender as the finishing touch.
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.