If you’ve been tackling a cold like I have, then you probably relish your time in the shower when the heat and humidity help loosen things up in your sinuses. I have been dropping Eucalyptus essential oil on the surfaces not being rinsed away for a boost, but there isn’t really enough permeating through my shower.
That’s where these shower cubes come in. These things are like Vicks Vapor Rub for your during shower.
MATERIALS FOR VICKS SHOWER CUBES
1 cup of baking soda
8 tbs. of baby VapoRub
2-6 tbs of water
1/2 cup of corn starch
HOW TO MAKE DIY VAPORIZING SHOWER CUBES
Combine the baking soda and cornstarch, add the 8 tbs of the Baby Rub and mix until fully combined.
One tablespoon at a time, mix in the water. You don’t want it to be runny because it needs to harden. If you accidentally make it too runny, that’s ok! Just add more corn starch.
Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray.
This step optional but a great touch for gift giving! Sprinkle a little bit of the fine glitter on top
Let it dry overnight.
Gently remove the cubes from the tray. They are soft and break easily, so don’t twist and turn the tray too much trying to remove them. Just a little loosening will do the trick and they will come right out. Keep them in a pretty cup (as pictured) or carefully place them in jars and hand them out as gifts!
After you make the cubes, you store them in an airtight container and then use them as need be. To use them, you simply place them on the floor of your shower and let the water run over them releasing all the vapor you need to clear your sinuses. Viola! Magic! If you don’t have kids in the house below age 6, you can substitute the Vicks baby rub with essential oils like fir, peppermint and eucalyptus!
For more detailed instructions follow the link below to smartschoolhouse.com. They also have many interesting articles that you might like