DIY Sinus-Clearing Vapor Rub Discs

DIY Vapor Discs for the Shower

I’ve been stuffed up for the past few days so vapor rub has been my new best friend. I’ve even bought Vick’s Tissues. Last year, I saw a DIY for copy-cat Vick’s Shower discs and pinned it on Pinterest so that I could make them later. Since I’m sick now, I went looking for that recipe. After reading through it, I realized I didn’t have all of the essential oils I needed, but I do have vapor rub so I decided to make my own version using what I had.

If you’re feeling a bit under the weather as well, you are going to thank me for this.

diy vapor rub disc materials

Things You Will Need:
Mug
Pot
Water
Spoon
Muffin tin
Vapor rub
Baking Soda
Cupcake liners

hot water prep

Step 1
Fill your mug with water. I heated mine for two minutes. You want it to be hot but not boiling.

muffin tin prep

Step 2
While your water is in the microwave, line your muffin tin.

vapor rub

melted vapor rub

Step 3
Drop a spoonful of vapor  rub into your hot water. Swirl it around and wait for it to melt. If you really can’t breath, use two spoonfuls.

Vapor paste

Step 4
Pour some Baking soda into the bottom of the pot. Then, slowly pour some of the vapor rub water on top of it.

The goal here is to get a paste-like consistency. If you pour too much water in, just add more Baking Soda. Working in small increments works best.

If you have peppermint oil or eucalyptus oil, add a few drops to the mixture.

vapor discs in muffin tins

Step 5
Pour the paste into your cupcake liners. Just a small amount is fine. I probably filled them about 2/3 of the way.

Let them sit for 18-24 hours before you start moving them around. If your paste is too watery, you will have to wait longer.

sinus clearing shower discs

When you’re finished, you should have some wonderful sinus-clearing shower discs! My batch made about six of them. If you want more, use more water and baking soda. Depending on the consistency of your paste, you might end up with crumbly discs. That’s not a bad thing, though, since it will disintegrate in the shower anyway.

The only problem with these is that you have to wait a day to use them. So make a bunch ahead of time and store them in a cool, dry place. Then you can get them out whenever you’re stuffed up.

Hope this has been helpful for everyone. Stay well!

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15 thoughts on “DIY Sinus-Clearing Vapor Rub Discs

    • Do it! Make sure to put essential oils in it though. It’s not a effective without them. Thanks, Elise!!! Hope you guys are doing well 😀

    • Thanks, Cynthia! Doing a little bit better today. That shower was the best part of my day because I could breath for 10 minutes, haha.

  1. A nice tutorial, my only issue is the vaporub. It’s got petroleum-based ingredients that I personally don’t want to breathe in, and it’s SO worth it to get the essential oils. The cost of a bottle may make you balk, but consider that fact that the bottle will last you a VERY long time, and it’s super cheap. One drop goes a LONG way, especially peppermint oil, and there’s no melting involved.
    Thanks for the DIY recipe!

    • Yeah, i would much rather have had the oils. I plan to make another version with just those. But being that sick, I had no plans to go anywhere in the snow.

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