My post about making your own gel air fresheners with essential oils has been extremely popular since I originally posted it a few years back. I’ve always had a feeling there was more I could do with this idea, but I wasn’t feeling any particular inspiration about the subject until recently.
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My husband has always been a snorer, bless his heart. If any of you have spouses who snore, you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say that even though I love him dearly, sometimes I have to fight the urge to smother him with a pillow. (He doesn’t really appreciate this solution, but we agree to disagree.) I’ve been highly motivated to find some sort of solution to the snoring issue for a very long time, but it wasn’t until I thought back to the gel air fresheners that I came up with the idea for a gel snore reliever!
The great thing is that this isn’t JUST helpful for snorers (and their spouses!)…it can also help clear stuffy, irritated nasal passages of any kind! So if your family tends to get colds frequently or has allergy issues, you’ll definitely want to whip up a couple of these jars.
Here’s how to make them…
Snore Relieving Gel in a Jar
- 2 packets unflavored gelatin
- 1 Tbsp salt
- 1 cup water, divided
- 2 4oz mason jars
- Marjoram, peppermint, eucalyptus, and lavender essentail oils
- Food coloring (optional)
Heat 3/4 cup of water in a small pot or pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp of salt, and stir until the salt dissolves completely.
Slowly add the contents of the 2 packets of gelatin to the water, and stir until dissolved.
Remove the mixture from heat and add the remaining 1/4 cup of water.
Pour the liquid carefully into your two 4oz mason jars, then add the essential oils. Add 5 drops each of marjoram, peppermint, eucalyptus, and lavender essential oils, for a total of 20 drops in each jar. Add a drop or two of food coloring too, if you’d like (just to make it a bit more visually interesting.)
Place the jars into your fridge to cool and solidify, then cover with a lid.
At bedtime, open the jar and hold it near your nose. Take a few deep breaths through your nose, then leave the jar open on your nightstand while you sleep.
Marjoram essential oil relieves tension and relaxes muscles, promoting restful sleep. Peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils are excellent at reducing inflammation in the nasal passages, which helps clear the airways and eliminate snoring. And finally, lavender essential oil is very relaxing, helping to carry you off to a restful, snore-less sleep. :-)
(As with all gelatin products, higher temperatures can cause this gel to liquify. If this happens, no worries! Just stick the jar back in the fridge until it has solidified again.)