So in an attempt to be a little bit happier about having to get out of bed, I whipped up a few aromatherapy shower melts.
I used "cheer up buttercup," a blend of bergamot, orange, lime, grapefruit, and lemon oils. Seriously, it's like bottled joy.
This is hardly a scientific recipe. I dumped a box of baking soda into a bowl and added enough water to make a paste. I filled a cheap silicon baking mold with the mixture and let them dry (I baked them for a while at 250 and then let them dry the rest of the way on the counter). I added a drop of oil to each cube and put them in a jar, because everything in my house goes in a jar. (Next time I make them, I am going to mix the oil right into the paste before I put them in the molds. I am also going to skip the oven and just let them dry on the counter over night.)
To use, put one on the floor of the shower in the morning, take a deep breath, and hate waking up just a little bit less.
My mom and I made these this past weekend and she added Breathe to her melts, perfect for the sniffles or a persistent cough. Here's another great recipe for vapor shower disks that uses rosemary, eucalyptus, and lavender oils.
Want more of a "fizzy" effect in the shower or bath? (perfect for making toilet fizzies too).
Have any other tricks for me to not hate the morning so much??