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DIY Recipe for Sinus Congestion Treatment

DIY Sinus Treatment Shower Disks

adapted: Frugal by Choice

Please try this recipe if you suffer from sinus congestion. 

1 cup baking soda
1/3 cup water (it equals 5 T + 1t)
essential oils: rosemary, eucalyptus, and peppermint* (You can buy your oils here).


  • *oils: The original recipe used rosemary, eucalyptus, and lavender, but I added some peppermint oil because I thought it smelled good, but only add a few drops to the entire bowl because for some people when the peppermint mixes with steam it can irritate people's eyes by making them watery or making them sting.
  • If you want to make a bigger batch, the ratio is about 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water.
  • After reading through the comments on the original post, I noticed that a lot of people were allergic to lavender (it gave them migraines or rashes) so you can leave it out and just add a few more drops of the other oils.


1. In a bowl slowly combine the baking soda and 4 tbsp water to make a thick paste. If needed, add the rest of the water. If your mixture is too wet, then add a few tablespoons more of baking soda.
2. Shake 18 drops of each oil (if using peppermint oil then about 8 drops) into the bowl and stir.
3. Line a mini muffin tin with liners or a silicone mold, fill, and let sit in a dry place for 12-20 hours to dry.
4. Remove the disk from the mold, put on the floor of the shower, turn the water to hot, and prepare to feel a little better.

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