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Continued: Recipes for homemade cold remedies

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• 15 drops clove or cinnamon essential oil

Directions

Melt the coconut and olive oils in a double boiler. Once melted, add in the essential oils and stir. Pour into a heat-safe container and allow to cool. Store at room temperature and use liberally on chest to help clear stuffiness and congestion.

Shower Vapor Tabs

• Baking soda

• Water

• Essential oils (peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary, tea tree)

Directions

In a bowl, combine enough baking soda and water to form a paste the consistency of peanut butter. For every cup of paste, add 90 drops of the essential oil of your choice. Scoop paste into paper-lined muffin tin cups, making each tab about ¾-inch thick. Allow to air-dry overnight. Store in an airtight bag or container until ready to use.

To use, remove one tab from the paper liner and place in the bottom of the shower. As the hot water splashes the tab, it releases vapors and helps relieve congestion.

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