I used to love the vapor disks that you put in the shower when you’re sick, but I think they’ve stopped making them for some reason. I *need* a nice Eucalyptus shower disk when I have a sinus infection. While I was making my bath bombs, I realized that I could easily come up with a recipe for my own DIY shower vapor disks.
Ingredients for DIY shower vapor disks
- 1 cup of baking soda
- 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
- 1/3 cup of water
- silicone muffin tin, or good, thick, foil liners
- Young Living Essential Oils (Eucalyptus, Thieves, Peppermint, Rosemary, Lavender, etc. Good, soothing scents)
- Mix baking soda with cornstarch. I stir with a fork, chopping up the clumps as I go.
- Slowly add in the water
- Spoon your mixture into the muffin tin, or foil liners.
- Let this set for 18+ hours, or, if you are impatient (like myself) bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Baking the disks will make it easier to remove the liners, because the moisture doesn’t have as much time to soak in.
- Allow them to cool completely, or dry completely if you didn’t bake them. Remove them from your baking tray, and if you used liners now is the time to remove them.
- I store mine in an airtight container, and I add my essential oils shortly before I plan to use the disk. Just add 4-5 drops of your choice of essential oils.
- Place your DIY shower vapor disks at the back of your shower so that it receives some water, but isn’t in the direct stream.
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