An extremely Soothing Remedy!

Posted by Denise Lawrence on 14th May 2014

After speaking with a friend yesterday I was inspired to test out a recipe to help ease the congestion brought on by a cold. She was very stuffy and said she was on her way to the doctor to get some antibiotics. I am sure her medicine will go a far way to help her, but I thought, what if she had something non-synthetic that would offer some additional relief? I remembered reading a blog about homemade “Vicks Vapor shower disks” at and thought it sounded easy enough. I modified her recipe a bit since I didn’t have any cornstarch, and I am not sure how I did this, but I forgot the salt! Anyway, mine came out just fine.

How did I make them you ask, well you need:

2 cups of baking soda
1 cup of water
12-15 drops of Essential oils eucalyptus, mint, and lavender
Muffin tin
Muffin tin liner

Mix the baking soda and water together to form a paste, then add the essential oils. Mix again to blend. Place the muffin tin liners in the muffin tin (this mixture makes about 6 disks) then spoon the mixture into the muffin tin liner, and let it sit overnight. In the morning you can take the disks out of the liner. Mine were still a little moist so I let them dry on a drying rack.

As I added the essential oils to the mix, I started to breathe easier, and I wasn’t even congested! Needless to say, making the disk is as easy as suggested, and when I tried them out? WOW! I can’t wait to give them to her! If nothing else, the feeling I got from making these was absolutely worth it.

If you are interested in learning another method for making these disks, go to

The next time you are feeling stuffy, try making these disks, drop them in your shower and take a deep breath!

Did you try them or some variation? Tell us how they worked.