DIY Eucalyptus Shower Discs
Shower discs are a great way to clear your sinuses as well as keeping your bathroom smelling fresh. These all-natural eucalyptus vapour discs are simple and easy to make, they are also non-toxic, so they are safe to use around children and pets.
They are great in the toilet too!
Each year we love having children from different schools that enjoy doing work experience at Emu Ridge on Kangaroo Island. One School that has supported us for many years is the Mount Barker Waldorf School in Adelaide.
These lovely girls enjoyed their work experience with us and had fun making the vapour discs, this was one of their projects. We always enjoy having the students, they are always a great help to us. Our business is filled with diversity so they get to be involved in many different aspects of our business.
- 3 Cups Baking Soda
- 1 Tsp Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil
- 3 Drops Emu Ridge Lemon Myrtle Oil
- 1 Cup Water
- Bowl to mix it in
- Silicone Molds or Lined Muffin Trays
1. Mix the water and baking soda together to form a thick paste.
2. Add the eucalyptus oil and lemon myrtle oil to the mixture.
3. Spoon the mixture into the molds.
Hint – Silicone muffin liners really are great, they pop right out with ease, make sure you line normal muffin tins with a liner, foil works best the paper ones can get stuck to the discs.
4. Let the discs set for 24 hours until the are dry and hard.
(if you cant wait that long you can also dry them in an oven, pre-heat it to 120c and pop them in for just over an hour. If you do this add the oils after the discs have cooled as the heat will evaporate the oils, they will still soak into the disc.)
The girls had fun packing them up, and we sold them in our shop. You could do this to and give them away as a gift or simply just put them in a jar or a ziplock back to use for your own personal use.
How to Use
Put a disc in the bottom of your shower in a corner away from the main water flow when you get in. It will slowly dissolve releasing the eucalyptus oil into the shower and the steam from the shower will all rise together, helping to clear sinuses for when you have a cold or flu.
You don’t have to wait until you have a cold to use these either! Essential oils are proven to reduce stress, with so many of us now including aromatherapy into everyday life.
Hint – You are not only going to clear the sinuses, baking soda and eucalyptus oil will also clean and disinfect the bottom of the shower. Two jobs in one! To buy our Eucalyptus Oil and Lemon Myrtle Oil, as well as many of our other great products, visit our Online Store
These are also great to pop into the toilet to clean and freshen!