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Frugal Tip: Homemade Vicks Shower Disks

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, December 19, 2023 | 2 comments
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Image: Woman inside bathroom shower. Photo by The Creative Exchange on Unsplash

Have you ever seen the Vicks mentholated shower disks in stores?

Did you ever buy one? How well did they work?

Well, here is how to make homemade mentholated shower disks.

If you are congested, just pop one onto the floor of your shower, and let the steam do its work!


Image: Vicks, VapoShower Plus, Eucalyptus Shower Steamer, 12 Count
Vicks Eucalyptus Shower Steamer


🛁 Baking soda

🛁 Arrowroot powder

🛁 Water

🛁 Essential oils: eucalyptus, rosemary, and lavender.

🛁 Muffin tin

🛁 Muffin liners


Combine baking soda, arrowroot powder, water, and 15 drops (each) of lavender, eucalyptus, and rosemary essential oils.
Stir into a thick paste. (it should be thick, with some water on the top)
Scoop into a muffin tin lined with muffin cups or a silicone muffin tin.
Bake at 250 degrees until fully hardened – about 30 minutes.
Alternatively, you can set them out overnight for 12-18 hours. (Keep away from pets)
Silicone muffin tins work best to remove the shower tabs once cooled.
But if you want to use a regular muffin tin, it's best to use a cupcake liner.

NOTE: The main essential oils in these Vicks Soother Tablets are not safe for kids under 12.

For younger children, you can use Kid Safe Sniffle Stopper from Plant Therapy. Use 30 drops in place of the above essential oils.

For little ones under two, you can use Vicks BabyRub

How To Use:

Simply place one on the floor of your shower. Under the direct spray of the shower dissolves it more quickly but gives you an intense hit.

More ideas: Homemade Vicks Shower Soothers | Sustainable Cooks

From our Facebook fan page:

Connie Ng posted: OMG I miss the Vicks vapor pucks for the shower! This recipe looks very promising! I think I will be picking up ingredients for these really soon

Terri MacIver Pfeiffer posted: That's a fantastic idea! What if I slipped the disc into an old piece of pantyhose and hung it in the shower?

Image: Greenhealth | 100% Pure Essential Oil Gift Set | Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary, Sweet Orange, Peppermint, Tea Tree
Essential Oil Gift Set

Walmart Shopping Suggestions:

🛁 Arm and Hammer Pure Baking Soda
🛁 Arrowroot powder
🛁 Lavender, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary Essential Oil
🛁 Wilton Non-Stick Muffin Pan
🛁 Great Value Cupcake Liners
🛁 Silicone molds
🛁 Aromatherapy Shower Steamers
🛁 Vicks Eucalyptus Shower Steamer

Amazon Shopping Suggestions:

🛁 Arm + Hammer Pure Baking Soda
🛁 Arrowroot powder
🛁 Greenhealth 100% Pure Essential Oil Gift Set
🛁 Wilton 12-Cup Muffin Pan
🛁 Norpro Muffin Baking Cup
🛁 Silicone molds
🛁 Aromatherapy Shower Steamers
🛁 Vicks VapoShower

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About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up - and re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and Bella, the cat.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    why is it called vicks shower pucks if there is no vicks in it?

  2. I love how this recipe can be used as a decongestant. It can also be used to just relax with other essential oils. It's great to make this myself and save money. I appreciate this frugal recipe. Thanks for sharing, shalom.

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