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Sometimes it is the simplest of things that make me have happy.

Here is one of them.

 Herbal steam tablets.

So easy.

You will need:

1 box of baking soda

Essential oils: eucalyptus, rosemary and lavender

a mini muffin tray and muffin papers

Place the baking soda in a bowl, then add a little water at a time to form a creamy paste.  Then add 20 drops of each essential oil and stir well.

Pour into your paper lined muffin tins.  Allow the mixture to dry for a day or two.

Voila you have heavenly scented tablets ready to enjoy in your next shower.

I don’t have mini muffin tins.  I had the wrappers – I know that doesn’t make any sense.  I also used other  small decorative containers that have a pleasing shape.

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Filled and ready to dry over night.

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Store tablets in an air tight container.

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I find these scents to be soothing and restorative as well as pleasing to my allergy suffering sinuses.

To use, place tablet in a location in your shower where just a small amount of the water hits the tablet at a time, otherwise they will dissolve too quickly.  The steam will release the calming scent.

A little herbal information.

Eucalyptus – rejuvenates the mind and may decongest your sinuses.

Rosemary – Reduces anxiety and pairs nicely with lavender.

Lavender –  Calming and reduces anxiety and stress.

I hope you give these a try and that you find a little happy too.

See you later, Bye!

Kim

13 thoughts on “herbal steam tablet – DIY

  1. LaDy says:

    What a neat idea! Gotta try it and will share with the Girl Posse. 🙂

    Hugs

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    1. You should enjoy these, easy to make and a good ah spah moment. xo

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  2. What a great, easy idea! I am a huge fan of lavender oil…Will have to try this!

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    1. I took love lavender, and this is an easy way to use it. Enjoy!

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  3. Sarah says:

    Thank you for the recipe I have all the ingredients so I will have to try this! I love those containers you used too! Sarah x

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    1. Sarah, I love those old containers too. Enjoy 🙂

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  4. Winter Owls says:

    Thanks for sharing such a great idea Kim, I think my ladies group might enjoy making these!

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    1. Oh how lovely to share with other ladies around the world. 🙂

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  5. Oh Kim, this sounds like just what I need! Thank you.

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    1. 🙂 Hope everything is okay, if you need to talk…

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  6. This is a great idea, I love using scents in the shower as I don’t take many baths in the tropics of Singapore and miss a scented bath! Thanks

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    1. Cath – I just realized I wasn’t getting your posts – but I’ve been away from blog land for awhile. I’m sure it is way too hot to think about a hot bath or shower, where you are. Thanks for stopping by. xo Kim

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      1. It is too hot yes, but hopefully when I’m back in Europe for the winters I’ll be back to my baths!

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