Thursday, April 25, 2013

Homemade " Vapor shower disks"

Have you seen the commercials for the Vicks Vapor shower disk thingies?  You put one of these disks in your shower, and thanks to the vapors in it, you're magically healed, your cold is gone,
Regardless, Vicks makes these things and I'm sure they're super expensive for something that is just going to wash down your drain.

And they couldn't be any simpler.
 -Baking soda
-Essential oils: eucalyptus, rosemary, and lavender.
-Muffin tin
-Muffin liners

1) Add 1 cup baking soda to a mixing bowl.  
2) Slowly add 1/3 water until you've made a thick paste.  Add just a little water a time.  You'll want the mix to feel like putty. You may need to add a few tablespoons more water. 
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  bake these or just leave 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. put them anywhere on the floor of the shower; it doesn't matter where!
 if you're not using a silicone muffin tin, remove the liners before the pan has completely cooled.  And yes, you need to remove these from the liners in order to use.   You can store these in an plastic container, mason jar, etc.

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