As my readers know from my previous post I have been battling a cold this week. I was asked for the recipe for my shower vapor discs. I used to buy the shower soothers made with Vick’s vapors in them and they helped my sinuses a lot. Well they are very expensive and so of course I went on the hunt for a cheaper and all natural DIY version. There are lots out there but the one that has worked for me is this:
1 1/2 cups Baking soda
1/2 cup water
Eucalyptus essential oil
Rosemary essential oil
Lavender essential oil
First mix the water and baking soda in a bowl until it is a paste consistency.
Then evenly distribute the mixture into a cupcake pan. I used a silicone pan so I didn’t use liners, but I’ve seen others use liners when using a metal cupcake pan. This amount is perfect for 6 discs.
You can leave this on the counter for 18-20 hours to dry out. I am impatient though and put them in my oven at 225 degrees for 15-20 min. Then I let them sit out and finish drying for about 4 hours. When they are totally dry I put 8-10 drops of each essential oil on the discs.
They keep in a dry airtight container really well. When you need to use one to help with a cold or sinuses just place on the tub floor while showering. They will slowly dissolve as you shower. The steam and essential oils will give relief from stuffy noses and sinus pressure. I personally use them right before bed when I’m under the weather to help clear me up so I can get to sleep. Thanks for stopping by :)