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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Vapor Rub Shower Steamers

It's that time of year where viruses, 
colds, the flu, and other bugs rear their ugly heads.
Congestion abounds and you feel like your
 head is going to explode! 

I've been wanting to try these Vapor Rub Shower Steamers for quite some time. Since everyone in my household prefers showers instead of baths they sounded perfect.

They're easy to make, just drop one or two on the floor of the shower near the drain as you get in. They dissolve during your shower releasing the vapors to help clear your congestion.

You'll need:
Your favorite silicone mold
3 Tablespoons Vicks Vapor Rub
1 cup Cornstarch
5-6 Tablespoons water
Soap coloring of your choice (optional)

In a medium mixing bowl, add the cornstarch,  

Vapor Rub,

and 4 Tablespoons water. 

Stir well to mix the ingredients thoroughly.

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 soap coloring (optional) into mixture 

and stir until you reach 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.

These make for a much appreciative gift for someone under the weather also.

These small silicone molds are the only ones I have, 
hence dropping 1-2 into the shower. 
If you have larger ones you would only need 1.

Other posts you may be interested in:
Spa Gift Basket
Sea Salt Bath Soak
Decongestant Shower Melts


  1. These will come in handy this fall and winter. I think this would make a great gift for teachers! Thanks for linking up to #trafficjamweekend

    1. Yes, a great little remembrance gift ♥

  2. Love this! I do have a question: Should these be kept in the freezer? How long will they last?

    1. I usually make them as soon as someone starts to get sick. They're used up pretty fast with none left over for any length of time. I did have a few left from last Fall still in the freezer. We've been having nasty winds scattering pollen all over. Those of us ith allergies have just used them up, they were fine. ❤

      I always keep them in the freezer and grab as I head for the shower.


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