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These DIY Shower Soothers Will Clear Your Sinuses In No Time

Being stuffed up is THE WORST. These will clear things right up.

There’s nothing more soothing than a warm shower, especially when you’re feeling under the weather and it’s chilly outside.

But sometimes you need a little help clearing out your sinuses and calming a pesky cough.

Enter these DIY shower squares, which are chock-full of menthol crystals and essential oils. They are simple to make, turn a shower at home into a spa-like experience and will give you relief in no time.

Make your own shower soothers at home today, before a cold hits, then pop one out and use it in your shower if you’re feeling congested.

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Katie Wells, the brains behind the blog Wellness Mama, shared her tried-and-true recipe, but you could make your own variation using different types of essential oils. Some of the best essential oils for treating pesky respiratory ailments like a runny nose, sinus pressure and headaches, and ear pain from infection include chamomile, lavender, tea tree oil, pine, eucalyptus and peppermint.

Wells suggests mixing 1 cup of baking soda with ½ cup of sea salt or Epsom salt for the base of your shower soothers.

Next, add a few drops of water until the mixture has the consistency of slightly damp sand. Wells says you should be able to squeeze the mixture without it crumbling—if not, add a bit more water.

Mix in 20 drops each of your favorite essential oils—Wells favors a combination of eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender, rosemary and lemon. Add 1 teaspoon of powdered menthol crystals.