• De-stress with DIY Aromatherapy Shower Tablets
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De-stress with DIY Aromatherapy Shower Tablets

Did you know that some scents can actually improve your health? Essential oils can also help you relax or sleep, or improve your skin or digestion — their benefits go well beyond a pleasant smell. If you're feeling stressed from the hustle and bustle of life, take a moment to unwind with DIY aromatherapy shower tablets thanks to Hello Natural. Essential oils have a wide array of health benefits and shower tablets are perfect for de-stressing, relaxation and rejuvenation.

Lavender and chamomile blossoms both offer calming, soothing benefits on their own and adding essential oils provides even more benefits. Here’s a break down of what different essentials oil can do. Use a few drops of each, or pick and choose your favorites for a unique blend. Some oils also have anti-inflammatory and healing benefits, perfect when you’re fighting off an illness.

  • Essential Oils For Stress Relief
    • Cedar Wood – calming, soothing, sleep-promoting
      Bergamot – uplifting, relaxing
      Lavender – calming
      Rosemary – uplifting, increases concentration, mental acuity
      Lemon – refreshing, mental alertness, calming
      Peppermint – revitalizing, cooling, invigorating
      Eucalyptus – clarifying

      Materials

      • 2 cups baking soda
      • 2 tablespoon dried chamomile leaves or chamomile tea, optional
      • 1 tablespoon dried lavender buds, optional
      • ½ cup water, plus a little more if needed
      • Essential oils - cedar wood, bergamot, lavender, rosemary, lemon, peppermint, eucalyptus

      Instructions

      1. Using a spice grinder or mortar and pestle, grind lavender and chamomile until finely ground; combine with baking soda.
      2. Add just enough water to make a paste that holds together without being soupy or runny. Pack into small molds.
      3. Preheat oven to 350°F and bake the molds for 15-20 minutes. Remove and let cool completely. The tablets will continue drying as they cool.
      4. Sprinkle the tablets with the essential oils and allow to soak in. Transfer to a jar and store until ready to use. If using silicone molds, the tablets will be easier to pop out.
      5. Alternatively, combine the lavender, chamomile and baking soda. Stir in 10-20 drops each of the essential oils. Do not add water. Transfer the dry mix to an airtight jar and sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons of the powder on the bottom of the shower and turn on the hot water. Can also be added to bath water.
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