Make Your Own Vicks Shower Disks

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!

Feel a cold coming on? Make your own DIY Vicks shower disks with just baking soda, water, and essential oils to clear your sinuses! This tutorial will show you how!

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
  • ⅓ 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)

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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 ⅓ C of water, but it can be more or less, so just add it slowly and see how it goes!

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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!

Feel a cold coming on? Make your own DIY Vicks shower disks with just baking soda, water, and essential oils to clear your sinuses! This tutorial will show you how!

Feel a cold coming on? Make your own DIY Vicks shower disks with just baking soda, water, and essential oils to clear your sinuses! This tutorial will show you how!

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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. A says

    9 years ago

    It would help to know how many this should make. Just got out of bed and made some in a muffin tin and got six from the recipe. Are they too big? It thought I should’ve gotten more, but they’d have been tiny if I got too many more. I will say that my sinuses are clearer just from making them. I can’t wait to try one in the shower in the morning. Thank you for a lovely idea. I have a feeling I’ll be making these again. There’s plenty of winter left!

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      9 years ago

      How many it makes depends on how big you make them. In a regular-sized muffin tin, six is about right. I used a small square silicone baking pan and got about ten. But it’s really just up to personal preference on how big you want to make them! If you fill a muffin tin all the way full then they will last longer in the shower, but if you take shorter showers you can fill the tins halfway full and it will make more!

      • A says

        9 years ago

        Thank you so much for the quick reply. I would say that I had a successful first go at this. I let them dry overnight and did not have to bake them, so extra points for being so easy. None fell apart, and the smell was amazing. I used my first one this morning, and it was a nice treat. There are so many wonderful bath products, but not much for the shower. I will be making these again soon.

  2. Holly says

    9 years ago

    I make these ALL the time! Except I use Peppermint, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary. I’ll have to try this combination as well, it sounds lovely. I make them all the time for my friends and family.

    Perhaps it’s because of the humidity where I live – but they never work out when I only leave them overnight to dry out, or if I bake them straight away. So I usually have to leave them out to dry overnight, and THEN I’ll bake them for 20 minutes at 225 degrees. And once their dry I’ll add the oils to the tops of the discs. Pop them out, toss them in a mason jar – good to go!!

    Maybe that will help anyone who is having trouble with them holding their form 🙂

    • Jessi Wohlwend says

      9 years ago

      Ooh Rosemary would be great in these! And that’s a great tip about making these in a humid environment, thank you for sharing!

  3. Gwen says

    9 years ago

    I could use those right now! I had a rough night last night, but I’m feeling better tonigh. I’m going to try these, but I need to get a pan like that. I love it!

  4. Jacque says

    9 years ago

    These are great!!! Matt would love these when he isn’t feeling well. Ill take 20 please haha

  5. Angie @ CCC says

    9 years ago

    Must try some of these! Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. Laura Beth says

    9 years ago

    Ummmm….this is genius! Can’t wait to try them 🙂

  7. Jocie@OPC The Better Half says

    9 years ago

    AWESOME idea! pinning for later!

  8. jenny@birdsandsoap says

    9 years ago

    Love these! I’ve made them before and they smell so good! I’m going to try this recipe!

  9. keri @ shaken together says

    9 years ago

    I can’t wait to make these – winter colds are the worst!

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