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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Clear Head Vapor Salts

Sometimes vapor rub isn't the most convenient treatment for a stuffy head so I developed Clear Head Vapor Salts that can be used day or night and by more than one person at a time.  A few years ago, our family was involved in a community theater musical in December, right in the middle of a terrible round of viruses with sore throats and congestion.  Every day new folks were coming in with this head cold and since singing and stuffy heads don't mix well, we treated the entire dressing room at once with a large pan of these salts on the radiator!  It helped a lot and folks started asking for more!

1Cup baking soda to soften the water and allow the other ingredients to do their thing.
1/2 Cup Epsom Salts to tickle the mucous membranes causing deeper inhalation and oxygen intake. or Borax.
1 Cup Sea Salts to create a saline effect.

1 tsp Peppermint EO
1 tsp Eucalyptus EO
1 tsp Rosemary EO
1 tsp Fir Needle EO

Mix together and store in a glass jar.  Add 1 TBSP to a quart of boiling water in a shallow bowl.  Breathe in the vapors being careful not to get too close to the hot water.  For intense treatment, cover head with a towel.  Vapors may cause tearing due to initial intensity but it's not harmful.  Breathe vapors only.  Not for irrigating nasal passages.

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