Tis the season for colds and flu. I have been down for over two weeks with bronchitis, and my husband is on week four of pneumonia. It's not fun to be us right now! I'm still not feeling great, but I am able to get up and do a few things each day. I made sure to make these bath salts for cold and flu because they are nice to have on hand. When you feel yucky is not the time to start to think about making these. They will sit on the shelf for months, so make them now for when you need them. This is one recipe from my new book Bath Salts: 30 Easy Recipes for Fun & Profit.
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Eucalyptus essential oil is a great oil to use if you are sick because it is a decongestant. The vanilla relaxes you and smells great.
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 3 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- 8 drops vanilla extract
- Green food coloring if desired
Just mix all of the ingredients well and store in a container. If you use food coloring, it could stain plastic containers, but it won't stain your tub or your skin. Use 1/4 to 1/2 cup per bath when you have a cold or flu.
If you like making bath salts, you won't want to miss my new book Bath Salts: 30 Easy Recipes for Fun & Profit.