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I really love winter, but I hate the cold and flu season that comes with it! The last thing I need is to get sick, so when I start to feel a twinge of illness, I make up a batch of homemade DIY Vicks shower disks. Hot steamy showers are a great way to loosen up all the gunk in your head, and if you add a shower disk, the eucalyptus and other essential oils will give you a little extra boost!
The eucalyptus in these DIY shower disks really helps open up my sinuses, and the peppermint helps me wake up and be more alert, which is great to combat fatigue!
DIY Vicks Shower Disks
Here’s what you need to make a batch of these shower disks for yourself: (affiliate links below)
- 1 C baking soda
- 1/3 C water
- muffin tins or molds (silicone is best if you have it, but if you don’t, a metal muffin tin with cupcake liners will work too)
- glass mixing bowl
- Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Lavender essential oils (learn more about essential oils here)
It’s really easy to make these things! Put the baking soda in the mixing bowl and slowly add water, stirring the whole time, until the baking soda mixture has the consistency of paste. It should be about 1/3 C of water, but it can be more or less, so just add it slowly and see how it goes!
Add about ten drops each of the eucalyptus, peppermint, and lavender oils to the mixture and stir well.
Then spoon the mixture into your muffin tins or silicone molds. If you’re using muffin tins, make sure to put a cupcake liner in each cup before spooning in the baking soda mixture.
If you’re in a hurry, you can bake the shower disks in the oven at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Or if you just let them sit on the counter overnight, they’ll be dry by the morning!
Once the shower disks are dry, pop them out of the silicone molds or muffin tins and store them in an airtight jar. Add one to the floor of your shower in the morning, and let the essential oils and steam help clear out the gunk in your head!
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P.S. if you liked this project, check out these other great ways to use essential oils!
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