DIY Shower Bombs for Colds

The first step in making homemade shower bombs is to compile all the essential materials and tools.

One will need a mixing bowl for blending dry and wet ingredients, silicone molds to shape the bombs, and a spray bottle to lightly mist the mixture with water.

Eucalyptus essential oil is renowned for its ability to help clear nasal passages and provide sinus relief.

Alongside it, peppermint essential oil can offer a cooling sensation that may help with congestion or cold and flu symptoms.

Additionally, lavender essential oil is credited for its calming effects that can be beneficial for a restful state, which aids in recovery during a cold.

For those new to making shower bombs, the basic recipe requires simple ingredients including baking soda and citric acid to create the fizz, cornstarch to slow the reaction, and water to bind the mixture.

1 cup baking soda 1/2 cup citric acid 1/2 cup cornstarch 2-3 tablespoons water or alcohol

1. Combine and whisk 1 cup of baking soda, 1/2 cup of citric acid, and 1/2 cup of cornstarch in a bowl.

2. Gradually add 2-3 tablespoons of water or alcohol, mixing until the consistency is similar to damp sand.

3. Press the mixture into molds and allow them to dry for 24 hours.