Although I’m battling a cold right now, I don’t really get sick often but I do suffer from allergies so I have a chronic stuffy nose, which is why I wanted to try some DIY sinus clearing shower melts. I tried a bunch of different recipes that I found online and some of them failed SO horribly, that I wanted to share the one that worked. Hopefully this can save you from wasting time and money like I did – there was a citric acid one that was exceptionally dangerous, lol. This one is from A Beautiful Mess and it’s perfect!
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- Approx 5 tablespoons witch hazel
- Few drops of food coloring (optional)
- 10-15 drops essential oils (I used Eucalyptus and Peppermint too)
- Silicone mold (the previous link sold out, so try this link instead: gem shaped mold)
How to Make DIY Sinus Clearing Shower Melts:
Mix the cornstarch and baking soda together in a bowl. Slowly add the witch hazel, being careful to work out any lumps. Add a touch of food coloring (optional) and 10-15 drops of essential oils. For my sinus clearing shower melts, I opted for Peppermint and Eucalyptus essential oils. Scoop the mixture into the silicone mold and freeze overnight.
That’s it! They’re quick and easy to make, but super effective. I store these in the fridge and grab one before a shower. I place it away from the direct stream of water so it can slowly melt. Ahhhhh. Such a great thing to have around for allergy season.
I had lots of leftover supplies, so these shower melts are inexpensive to make. Since making these, I started using the Witch Hazel as a skin toner and although the smell took some getting used to, it’s really gentle on my sensitive skin and I’ve grown to love it.