Essential Oil Infused Tissues
It’s that time of year, isn’t it? Empty tissue boxes are popping up all over my house. BTW, why am I the only one who knows how to get out a new one?! This is one of my favorite mom hacks with essential oils! It’s super easy and comforting. Just give it a try next time you are dragging that tissue box around with you.
The mom info: When you need tissue support, these just feel amazing. You breathe in all of that comforting that soothes and helps open things up. It’s just good, like comfort food, when you need it. The real info: There are lots of essential oils that provide great, natural respiratory support. When we breathe in oils, the molecules travel to the lungs and interact with the respiratory system there. Adding the oil-goodness to the tissues is a fast, easy way to get that support where you need it. (And maybe trick stubborn kiddos or spouses into using them???)
What You Need:
Instructions (These seriously could not be any easier!):
⭐️ Remove tissues from box and place inside plastic baggie.
⭐️ Add 3-4 drops of Essential Oil to cotton ball.
⭐️ Seal cotton ball with tissues inside baggie for 8-24 hours.
⭐️ After the essential oil has infused your tissues, you can place them back in the tissue box if you like. I prefer to keep mine sealed in the baggie. They stay stronger that way, and they travel well!
What Oils to Use
Young Living has a couple of blends that are designed for respiratory support, so these are my go-to choices. I use RC blend for myself and my hubs, and SniffleEase for my littles. If you don’t have these, you might try Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint or Raven blend. Whatever floats your boat.
Now, the important stuff. ‘Cause, Mama, I know if you are reading this you are probably looking for a better way, right? Remember the part above that talked about how molecules of oil interact with the respiratory system? That makes them AWESOMESAUCE! But it also means they have to be high quality. Did you know that a bottle of essential oil can be labeled “100% Pure” if it only contains 5% essential oil?! Um, what?! Sooo….WHAT the heck is the rest of the 95% then? I don’t want to know. I checked out companies and quality and I use Young Living oils with my fam to make sure they are getting only the good stuff and that I’m getting what I’m paying for. You can check out more HERE.
Mix it up and be creative! When spring or fall brings a change in the seasons outdoors and we are reaching for our tissues again, I make these with Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint essential oils for a little seasonal support. 😉 Have you tried this? What is your favorite oil to use??? Give me some more ideas, peeps!
You can throw these in the car, in your purse, kiddo’s back pack, diaper bag, gym bag, or just drag them around the house with you! And check out this POST for more ideas on keeping everyone healthy!