That day came this week, as my daughter found herself with one of those fall colds.
Following these directions that I found on beingfrugalbychoice, I took about
Suffice it to say, we're fans.
You'll need the following:
-2 or so cups baking soda
-enough water to turn that baking soda into a think paste--with a consistency that's kind of like putty
-15 drops each of essential oils--eucalyptus and lavendar (Sarah at frugal by choice also adds rosemary oil, but I didn't have any, so I left that out)
-A muffin tin (I filled up one of my 12-cups, and about half of another, but I didn't fill them full. If you fill the cups full, you won't need two tins like I did)
Place the baking soda into a mixing bowl. Slowly add the water until you have a thick paste/putty-like texture. Then add the essential oils.
Spoon the mixture into the muffin tin (filled with liners) and let sit out overnight, preferably for at least 12 hours.
I store them in a plastic container, as seen above.
*These disks are a little bit crumbly. Sarah has a set of directions to cover this, which involves baking the disks before adding the oils, and maybe I'll try that version when I use all of these. For now, I'm satisfied with the results I got here. Not bad for a little experiment.