Along with the cooler fall and winter weather inevitably comes cold and flu season. Truth be told, some days I don’t mind the excuse of staying in my fleece pajamas and sipping hot cocoa because I am feeling “under the weather.”
But I do not like having a stuffy head! I found a fun recipe on Pinterest for natural cold remedies vapor rub discs, that really work wonders to clear your sinuses.
They were inexpensive to make, and very simple. I thought they would make a perfect gift to keep on hand this season, for my friends and family.
Let’s get started!
Supplies needed to make your own natural cold remedies disks:
- Clear Cupcake Boxes
- Cupcake Liners– I used foil lined liners, but look at these:
- Polka Dot Liners and Color Wheel – So fun! Consumer Crafts has quite the supply of darling cupcake liners!
- Eucalyptus Oil
- Peppermint Oil
- Baking Soda- I purchased mine in bulk at Costco
- Pocket Tissues (optional)
- “Under the Weather” Gift Tag (download and print)
- Ribbon (to wrap box)
- Mixing Bowl, Measuring Cup, Spoon and Water
In a medium sized mixing bowl measure out your baking soda. You will need three cups.
Fill the liners about halfway full. If you have extra left in the bowl, add more to the liners until the mixture is gone.
Be patient. The strange texture of the mixture levels itself out if you give it a few minutes.
Set them in a safe place, where kids or pets won’t get to them. They need to sit and cure overnight.
Add your essential oils. I used Eucalyptus and Peppermint.
I added 6-8 drops of both the Eucalyptus and peppermint to each natural cold remedies disc. Again, you can experiment with how strong you would like your disc to be.
Allow the oils to absorb into the disc for a few minutes. Assemble your cupcake box.
Aren’t these adorable?
I created a digital tag. The digital elements I used were from a free kit created by Kara Henry. She is amazing! You can find her downloadable kits here –> Craftastical!
Click HERE to download the printable PDF.
Select “Save as” and save the photo to your desktop so you can find it easily. The image can then be uploaded to any online photo processing lab, or printed on your home printer. It is sized to be printed as a 6×4 photo. You will get two tags from one printing:
A nice thing to have on hand this season, for you– and your family and friends.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).