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Homemade vicks shower disks

Posted by on Dec. 9, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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Sarah's Homemade Vicks Shower Disk Thingies
-Baking soda
-Water
-Essential oils: eucalyptusrosemary, and lavender
-Muffin tin
-Muffin liners

1) Add baking soda to a mixing bowl.  Updated to add - I don't really measure.  Maybe 2-3 cups?

2) Slowly add water until you've made a thick paste.  Updated to add: add just a little water a time.  You'll want the mix to feel like putty.
3) Add 15 drops of each essential oil.
4) Spoon in to a muffin tin, and let sit out for 12-18 hours.  You can also bake these, but I just left them out overnight.
5) Pop these suckers out of the paper liner, plop it in your shower, and let the essential oils steam away your stuffy nose.  Edited to add: put them anywhere on the floor of the shower; it doesn't matter where!  

Added 4/7/12 - for anyone who is having issues with these being "crumbly", try using 1 cup of baking soda and 1/3 cup of water (plus maybe a few tbslp more) and baking for 20 minutes at 350.  THEN add a few drops of each essential oils to the cooled "puck".  That was a suggestion from a commenter and I tried it this morning with great success!  I'm a quick shower taker (less than 5 min), and my "disk" was only about 1/3 gone at the end of the shower.
by on Dec. 9, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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Janet
by Bronze Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 11:47 PM

 Thanks!

Mrs.Andrews
by on Dec. 10, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Oh this is a good idea!

JoJoBean8
by Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 7:44 PM

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by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 12:05 AM

Good idea!
Thanks for sharing :)

Harris06
by Bronze Member on Dec. 12, 2012 at 12:52 PM

These are awesome!! I still would rather buy them for the convenience but since I can't anymore, I make them! haha 

wandep
by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Interesting! Those might be worth trying.

jerzeetomato
by Member on Dec. 14, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Awesome info!!!  I love having these around for my kids when their allergies are kicking in!

flowerfunleah
by Bronze Member on Dec. 16, 2012 at 5:24 PM
Thank you for sharing! Definitely gonna make these! I could have totally used this when dd was stuffy and we steamed the bathroom.
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