DIY Easy Sneeze Soothing Tissues

I’m just starting to get over a monster of a flu bug. Considering that I got sick over a one week break from classes, I guess it could have been worse – I could’ve been trying to enunciate around a hacking cough in Japanese classes!

Today’s little trick isn’t beauty care or skin care. It’s dying-from-plague care!! 🙂

When you’re sick, you feel gross. Some people get cranky, some people get lethargic, and almost every one goes through five million boxes of tissues and despite the best of efforts, most of us end up with a red nose.

To help make an already wretched situation a little more bearable, I like to use infused tissues! The essential oils help to clear my sinuses, and to soothe my frazzled mind.

What You Will Need:

As many boxes of tissues as you want

Tape

Essential oils (I use peppermint, eucalyptus and lavender when I’m sick, and rose with lemon for day-to-day use)

STEP 1: Carefully pull open the flaps on the sides of the tissue box. Don’t cut them off, you’ll be closing the box back up when you’re done.

STEP 2: Apply a few drops of your choice of essential oils to the creases of the box flaps, on each side of the box. Be careful not to get any of the oils on the tissues!

STEP 3: fold up the box flaps and tape them closed. I just used painters tape, because I’m lazy, but you could use decorative tapes to make your box fancy.

STEP 4: Enjoy your infused tissues… and drink lots of tea!!

Scent combinations:

For extreme congestion- peppermint and eucalyptus oil. The oils act like a mild Vicks Vaporub, soothing your sinuses and helping to decongest.

For extreme sneezies- eucalyptus and lavender oil. This blend helps with decongesting, and helps relax you.

For energizing tissues- rose absolute and lemon oils. Not so great for when you’re fighting off the plague, but fine for daily use.

Remember, you only need a few drops of each essential oil, you don’t want the scent to b be overwhelming.

What do you do to get through a cold? What is your favorite natural cold remedy?

Welcome to The Raw Spa Blog!!

Hello everyone! Welcome to my new Raw Spa Blog! This is a new endeavor, so please do bear with me as I get a feel for it!

What is this “Raw Spa”, you ask? I’m so glad you did! The Raw Spa is a handcrafted artisan line of beauty care products, using fresh, raw ingredients, no creepy chemicals or dyes, and , when they are used, only the highest quality fragrances and essential oils. How do I know this to be true? Because I make them all! 🙂

You may also ponder “Why must there be a blog for this?” Which is a fair question. Besides keeping people up to date on the latest sales and products that are available from The Raw Spa, my hope is to be able to share simple DIY natural beauty care, skin care, I-think-I’m-dying-from-the-plague care (and everything in between!) recipes, tricks and tips.

The blog will (theoretically, since, as I said, I’m still figuring this all out…) be operating hand-in-hand with the new Raw Spa Kitchen, on Youtube, with a few cross-over posts from The Manneighquinne Files.

I hope you enjoy my humble little blog!

PS- here are a few of my products, just for those who think natural beauty care = boring beauty care 😉

"Whips & Kisses" bath Cupcake from the Erotica Sensualis series I just finished! Creepy free, and OH so decadent!

“Whips & Kisses” bath Cupcake from the Erotica Sensualis series I just finished! Creepy free, and OH so decadent!

"Aftercare" Salt bar from my new Erotica Sensualis series. Full of skin healing herbs and soothing essential oils... and not a phthalate or paraben in sight! :)

“Aftercare” Salt bar from my new Erotica Sensualis series. Full of skin healing herbs and soothing essential oils… and not a phthalate or paraben in sight! 🙂