DIY Shower Vapor Rub disks


The news so far has painted a grim picture of the flu epidemic and almost everyone in our house has had some form of cold. We keep ginger,lemons,honey and tea on hand to get us back to feeling one hundred. With having young kids we look for different ways to bring relief and these vapor disks work great. All you have to do is place them in the shower and the vapors will help with head and chest congestion.

You’ll need:

1 cup Baking Soda

1/3 cup Water

Essential oils; eucalyptus,rosemary and lavender

Muffin tin

Muffin liners

Add  baking soda to a bowl. Slowly stir in water until a thick paste forms (feels like putty). Spoon your mix into the liners in the muffin pan and bake for 20 minutes at 350. Add 15 drops of each essential oil to each disk.

 Make sure to remove them from the liners before using them in the shower


4 thoughts on “DIY Shower Vapor Rub disks

  1. We have nightly drinks that consist of warm water, fresh juiced ginger and lemon. Thanks for this recipe….we will be trying this next. 🙂

  2. I have noticed in other DIY recipes that they advise to add the essential oils after the carrier oil has been removed from the heat, like in creams and salves. In this recipe, your last instruction is to add the essential oils and this is after you tell the baking time. I know this is a dumb question, but was that an over site and you actually add the essential oils to the mixture before baking or do you add them after they are baked? Sorry, I’m in the beginning learning stage here!

    • For this particular recipe using the eucalyptus is safe without a carrier oil. It actually works better and you can get the full strength of the leaf. There are some oils that call for a carrier oil, and I will make sure to have that listed in the recipe !! Happy DIY’ing !!!

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