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Peppermint Oil for Congestion with DIY Shower Steamers

Sinus congestion is uncomfortable to say the least. It may make it difficult for you to breathe or sleep. One of the best Uses for Peppermint Oil is for congestion and breathing. Learn How to Use Peppermint Oil for Congestion with these tips and make these amazing shower steamers!

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How to Use Peppermint Oil for Congestion

Peppermint and eucalyptus shower bombs are perfect for congestion and discomfort. Simply place the shower steamer on the floor of your shower and let the hot water and steam release the therapeutic oils. The eucalyptus and peppermint will help open up your nasal cavities so you can breath easier.

These tablets melt quickly in hot showers, releasing aromatic, invigorating steam scented with peppermint and eucalyptus. The refreshing vapors can help ease discomfort caused by minor colds or congestion.

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Does Peppermint Oil Clear Congestion?

Peppermint has been shown to relieve the pressure and inflammation of congested nasal passages, resulting in relief from sinus infection symptoms like cough and colds.

Peppermint oil can help reduce mucus production, which is excellent for clearing up sinuses, especially when used in the shower with shower steamers!

It also has anti-inflammatory properties that may help relieve some of the pain and pressure when you have a sinus infection or cold.  The oil contains antioxidant and antibacterial properties that might help to fight bacteria that trigger sinuses. Peppermint oil contains a property called menthol. Menthol works by thinning the mucus in the nasal passage and opening up the nasal canal.

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What Other Oils are Good for Congestion?

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus has antispasmodic properties that reduce inflammation, relax the sinuses and muscles in the upper respiratory tract, and relieve pain. It is a mild decongestant and expectorant that works to thin mucous secretions in the lungs, giving you a clearer air passage.

It is a robust and clean fragrance that can help to reduce symptoms of sinus irritation. The aroma of eucalyptus is well known for relieving tension and opening up nasal passages; it’s an essential oil that clears the mind and inspires comfort.  

Eucalyptus oils contain a compound known as cineole that studies have found to improve headaches, stuffy noses, and runny noses.

Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary has various health benefits, including relieving headaches, boosting memory, improving circulation, fighting respiratory infections like colds and flu, and reducing sinus pressure.

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea tree oil contains antibacterial, antifungal properties that may help fight viruses and bacteria that are the leading cause of sinus infections. It may also help reduce inflammation from its anti-inflammatory properties.

Peppermint and Eucalyptus Shower Steamers

Makes 12 if using the same mold

Supplies

Directions

  1. Add the dry ingredients to a bowl, then add the water and eucalyptus leaves, and stir.
  2. Add the essential oils to the bowl, and stir well. 
  3. Using a spoon, add the mixture to the mold cavities, then press down with the spoon to pack it down real good.
  4. Let set in a dry place for 24-48 hours. 
  5. Unmold, and store in an airtight container.
  6. To use, place at the corner of the shower, allowing the steamer to get wet, which will release the essential oil vapors. Do not keep in a direct water stream.
peppermint and eucalyptus shower steamers

Peppermint and Eucalyptus Shower Steamers

Yield: 12

Materials

Instructions

  1. Add the dry ingredients to a bowl, then add the water and eucalyptus leaves, and stir.
  2. Add the essential oils to the bowl, and stir well. 
  3. Using a spoon, add the mixture to the mold cavities, then press down with the spoon to pack it down real good.
  4. Let set in a dry place for 24-48 hours. 
  5. Unmold, and store in an airtight container.
  6. To use, place at the corner of the shower, allowing the steamer to get wet, which will release the essential oil vapors. Do not keep in a direct water stream.
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Donna @ Modern on Monticello

Wednesday 2nd of February 2022

I have wanted to know how to make these so thank you for sharing the recipe. Peppermint oil is my favorite scent to diffuse and use around the house. #HomeMattersParty

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