Ah, Fall. The kids are back in the school. The weather is turning cooler. And everyone is coughing, sniffling, and sneezing. I used to buy Vicks Shower Soothers but I believe they are discontinued. And unless you have no television, internet, or get the newspaper, you’ve no doubt heard how bad this flu season is. I love these budget friendly tips for avoiding the flu this season but if you catch it anyway, these shower soothers will come in handy. They come in handy for allergy season too!
My sinuses tend to get painfully tender. So for sinus support and relief, I have a stash of natural, simple to make, copycat homemade Vicks shower soothers on hand. This recipe is ridiculously easy and makes a bunch.
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For a while, I remember seeing Vicks shower tablets in stores. I went looking for them but couldn’t find any. (If I had known how easy it would be to make my own using only natural ingredients, I wouldn’t have wasted my time searching stores for them.)
DIY Shower Soothers menthol discs
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- 1 1/2 cups baking soda
- 1/2 cup water
- silicone molds (or muffin tin and liners)
- Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- Myrtle Essential Oil
- Peppermint Essential Oil
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Preheat oven to 325°
Mix the baking soda and water in a bowl. Stir until it is a smooth consistency.
Fill the silicone mold or muffin tin with the baking soda/water paste.
Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 15 minutes or until hard.
Remove the mold from the oven and allow to cool until it is cool to the touch.
Gently pop out the discs and spread on a clean, dry surface.
Place 1-5 drops of peppermint oil, 2-4 drops of Eucalyptus, and 2-4 drops of Myrtle on each disc.
Store in an airtight canister or jar.
To use the homemade soothing shower discs:
Drop one disc on the shower floor when you are showering. As the disc melts, it will release the oil into the steam of your shower for instant relief and sinus support. These simple, homemade soothing shower discs are a great way to relax and clear your head!
Why these oils?
Myrtle provides respiratory support and is soothing. I don’t see this oil in many recipes but it is handy!
Eucalyptus essential oil promotes health and well-being. It is also known for providing respiratory support and is found in many natural cough drops.
Peppermint has a calming and invigorating scent. It is also great for respiratory support along with many other uses!
Make sure you keep these on hand for when the cold or flu strikes. For more ways to prepare for winter colds check out the ultimate moms guide to prepare for winter.
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Can you put this in a kids bath?
I have! But if your child is very young, I would let it melt first before putting him or her in. Note-when my kids were babies I used Johnson and Johnson’s soothing menthol bath wash instead.
This is soooo awesome!! My husband has such a tough time with his sinuses, and I know these really would be incredibly soothing to him-especially when he’s in the midst of a sinus infection. I love that there is nothing harmful in these, and that they are so simple! Definitely going to be trying this out. Thanks for sharing <3
Lovely! Can’t wait to make these 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
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