Vicks and Essential Oil Shower Bombs DIY

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 These Vicks and Essential Oil Shower Bombs can make that welcome hot shower even better! Loaded up with essential oils that help loosen it up and let you breathe better.

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Summer cold, winter cold, allergies, flu…whatever it is that has you all congested and miserable it could definitely use some extra help clearing it up.  Beyond tissues, saline spray, antihistamines, etc.. sometimes you need a little “extra”.

Use this Vicks and Essential Oil Shower Bombs DIY will help you combat stuffy heads, noses, and chests.

Vicks and Essential Oil Shower Bombs DIY

Vicks and essential oil Shower bomb diy ingredients

Ingredients:
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup citric acid
1-2tablespoons rubbing alcohol
1 tablespoon vapor rub
5-10 drops lavender essential oil
5-10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
5-10 drops chamomile essential oil
5-10 drops peppermint essential oil
Soap colorant or Mica powder (if desired, but not a must)
Bath bomb molds, ice cube tray or soap mold

Directions
1. In a glass bowl, add baking soda, cornstarch and citric acid.
2. Mix dry ingredients together.
3. Slowly add alcohol to mixture. I suggest adding one tablespoon at a time and mixing after each is added to see if more is needed.

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4. When mixture hold together in your hands as in the photo, it is done. If it does not, add a bit more alcohol  until it does.

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5. Add vapor rub


6. Add essential oils

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7. Add coloring if you choose to add coloring. 

8. Mix together well. I use a hand mixer, but you can use a wooden spoon or whisk.

9. Add mixture to mold of your choice.

**Be sure not to touch your mouth or eyes until you have finished this step and washed your hands or that vapor rub will sting!

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10. Allow to harden overnight. 

Vicks and Essential Oil Shower Bombs

To use: Add one Vicks and Essential Oil Shower Bomb to shower to relief sinus pressure or stuffy nose.

Keep in a container with a tight fitting lid away from moisture until ready to use.

Vicks and Essential Oil Shower Bombs

Vicks and Essential Oil Shower Bombs

Vicks and Essential Oils Shower Bombs

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 25 minutes
Difficulty Simple

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Instructions

  1. In a glass bowl, add baking soda, cornstarch and citric acid.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together.
  3. Slowly add rubbing alcohol to themixture. I suggest adding one tablespoon at a time and mixing after each is added to see if more is needed
  4. When mixture hold together in your hands. If it does not, add a bit more alcohol until it does.
  5. Add vapor rub
  6. Add Essential Oils
  7. Add coloring if you choose to add coloring
  8. Mix together well. I use a hand mixer, but you can use a wooden spoon or whisk.
  9. Add mixture to mold of your choice.
  10. Allow to harden overnight. Store in an airtight container

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