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.
Things You Will Need:
Fill your mug with water. I heated mine for two minutes. You want it to be hot but not boiling.
While your water is in the microwave, line your muffin tin.
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.
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.
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.
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!