This week I’ve been sick with what feels like the plague. My response to this is to gather as many remedies as possible so I can speed up my recovery. While I was doing this, I thought: why not set up a remedy station in our linen closet? This would be a go to place for all the things that make me feel good when I’m sick, and a reminder to take care of myself.
I decided to fill a basket with my favorite cold supplies. Some of the things I included are: an herbal chest rub, my favorite teas, cough drops, cold medicine, tissue, a heatable neck wrap, bath salts, and slipper socks. This only took a few minutes to put together, and it helped me focus on healing.
One of these remedies is so comforting and easy that I wanted to share it with you. It lifts my spirits when I feel low, quiets my cough, and makes me feel wrapped in care. I’ve also gifted it many times, and I hope it will be a gift to you this cold season.
Recipe for Comfort:
Draw a hot bath, and as the tub is filling, add 2 cups of pure Epsom salt, five drops of eucalyptus and 10 drops of lavender essential oils. Mix before you get in, so that you aren’t sitting on salt! Take a deep breath in, the eucalyptus will open your sinuses and the lavender will bring you calm. The Epsom salts are said to detoxify the body and soothe sore muscles. If you don’t have a bathtub, you can cut the recipe in half and use it as a foot soak instead.
To give this as a gift, I like to use a leftover jam jar or mason jar, and fill it with Epsom salt. Then I just add the drops of essential oils, put the lid on, and shake until it’s mixed. It looks really cute tied with a ribbon and gift tag. For the bath salts in the picture, I used a purple mason jar, and traced the lid as a template for the circle label.
Note: Make sure to keep your remedy station and your bath salts out of reach of little hands. The bath salts are likely too potent for kids to use.