Natural Cold Remedy Soap
Got a cough that won’t go away or a stuffy nose that’s driving you nuts? Hop into a steamy shower and breathe a little easier with my Cold Remedy soap. Enjoy the power of steam, mint, eucalyptus, rosemary, tea tree, and camphor.
100% all-natural essential oils are used in my cold remedy soap. Each one has a particular benefit that helps you feel better after a long, hot shower:
- Eucalyptus is commonly used for respiratory support and congestion relief. It has a refreshing, camphoraceous scent that can help clear nasal passages and promote easier breathing. Inhalation of eucalyptus oil can provide a cooling sensation and may help relieve coughs.
- Peppermint has a minty and invigorating aroma. It can help soothe congestion, reduce sinus discomfort, and provide a cooling sensation. Inhalation of peppermint oil may also help alleviate headaches associated with colds.
- Tea Tree is known for its antimicrobial and immune-boosting properties. It has a fresh, medicinal scent and can help support the immune system while providing a sense of freshness. Tea tree oil is often used to help clear nasal congestion and soothe sore throat.
- Rosemary has a herbaceous and invigorating scent. It may help clear nasal congestion and support respiratory health. Rosemary oil can be used in steam inhalations or diffused to create a refreshing atmosphere.
- Camphor is believed to help relieve nasal congestion by acting as a mild topical decongestant and providing a cooling sensation that can ease breathing. Additionally, the strong aroma of camphor can help open up the nasal passages and promote a feeling of relief.
Just Add Steam
How does it all work? The warm, moist environment in a shower helps to increase humidity levels and create steam. Inhaling steam can help moisturize and soothe nasal passages, making it easier to breathe. The steam can help loosen mucus and congestion, providing temporary relief from stuffiness.
The steam from a shower can help thin and loosen mucus in the nasal passages, facilitating drainage and reducing congestion. This can provide temporary relief from a blocked or stuffy nose, allowing for easier breathing. A warm shower can help relax the body and promote a sense of well-being. This relaxation response may indirectly help alleviate symptoms of congestion by reducing stress and tension in the body, which can affect nasal and sinus passages. During a shower, rinsing your face and nasal passages with water can help wash away irritants like allergens, dust, and germs that may contribute to congestion or nasal symptoms.
When this soap is used in a hot and steamy shower, the increased air temperature allows the fragrance molecules to evaporate more easily. The increased humidity also helps to carry those molecules more easily. It’s a win-win when you are feeling terrible.