Free your sinuses with these Vapor Rub Shower Melts. You’re going to be amazed at how easy these are and the relief they provide.Viruses like this come with all sorts of symptoms like congestion and sinus pressure. Relief is key so here’s Vicks to the rescue!
How to Get Relief from the Cold and Flu
A steamy shower, warm compress on the face where sinuses are provides effective relief from the annoying cold and flu congestion and head pressure. You can also add a cool mist humidifier into the room when you sleep at night and use a saline nasal spray.
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- Silcone Mold
- Vicks Vapor Rub
- Food Coloring (optional)
How to Make Vicks Vapor Rub Shower Melts
- Mix the cornstarch, Vapor Rub and water together.
- Add additional water as needed until a thick paste forms.
- Drizzle some blue and green soap colorants into the mixture and stir.
- Transfer the vapor rub paste into your silicone molds.
- Freeze to allow the shower steamers to harden.
How to Use
Place one vapor rub melt on your shower floor and allow the hot water to run over it. This will activate the vapors from the Vicks rub to cause a steam in your shower that will help ease a cold or congestion.
Will the bottom of the shower be slippery?
Place the Vicks Vapor Rub Shower Melt either over the drain or in the corner of the shower. If you put it right under your feet, the floor may become slippery.
Can I use these in the bath?
These melts are meant for the shower, and are not made as bath bombs. However, check out these DIY Decongestant Bath Bombs that are perfect when you want to take a bath instead of a shower.
Will your drains be clogged?
You don’t have to worry because of the amount of water that is flushing behind them when you use these.
Is Food Coloring required?
The food coloring in these are optional. It will not stain your tub for the same reasons the cornstarch won’t clog your drains.
How to Store
Keep these melts in an airtight glass jar in your freezer until you’re ready to use them. They melt slower that way offering you effective relief from the congestion that comes with a cold or flu.
How long will they last in the freezer?
Keep these melts in the freezer for up to 4 months! Make a batch before cold and flu season so they’re ready for when you need them.
- In a medium mixing bowl, add the cornstarch, Vapor Rub and 4 Tablespoons of water. Stir well to mix the ingredients.
- If the mixture still seems too dry, add more water as needed (up to 6 Tablespoons) until a thick paste forms.
- Drizzle 3-4 drops of the blue and the green soap colorants into the mixture and stir until you achieve your desired color.
- Transfer the vapor rub paste into your silicone molds, filling up to the top of each mold.
- Freeze for 2 hours to allow the shower steamers to harden.
Once frozen, transfer to an airtight container or plastic Ziploc bag. I keep mine in the freezer until ready to use.
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