When cold and flu season hits there is very little that can bring you comfort besides some good medicine and a hot bath or shower. If you are a shower fan I have these Homemade Shower Vapor Discs or the DIY Vapor Rub Bombs that will bring you some amazing relief. But, if you are a soak in a hot tub kind of patient but still want to enjoy a head clearing essential oil combo this Cold & Flu Vapor Bath Soak is a must have in your DIY bath and body arsenal.
It combines eucalyptus, lavender, and sore muscle soothing and detoxifying Epsom salts to create a soak that opens up your stuffy nose and relaxes you for relief! You need just a few ingredients so let’s get started so you have a batch ready when cold and flu season blows through.
2 cups Epsom Salt
1 cup baking soda
1 T. coconut oil
15 drops eucalyptus essential oil
15 drops lavender essential oil
8 drops tea tree essential oil
*optional- soap colorant
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl until thoroughly mixed.
If you are going to color your bath soak, stir in soap safe colorant. I combined blue and yellow to create a green to easily identify my soothing vapor bath soak. Add until your desired color is reached.
Transfer your mixture to a jar with a tight-fitting lid, a quart mason jar is a perfect fit. Include a small measuring cup for scooping out your bath soak. I make a batch for myself and one to keep on hand to treat a sick friend or family member when they really need it!
To use: Pour 1/2 cup to 1 cup of crystals under running water, soak for at least 20 minutes to get the best result from your vapor soak.