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Vicks Shower Bomb Recipe
It is that time of year where cooties run rampant. We are inside more instead of in the fresh air and we have seemed to pick something up from someone. We have been sick on and off all month. This Vicks Shower bomb recipe will help open up your sinuses and best of all they are easy to make.
Vicks Shower Bomb Recipe
1/2 cup of Baking Soda
1 cup of cornstarch
5 tablespoons of Vicks vaporub (Can use baby Vicks for a more gentle smell)
Add a teaspoon of water as your see fit. (I did 3)
Mold tray (ice cube, chocolate)
First start by getting your bowl and add in your corn starch. Now add in your Vicks and mix it around until well combined. This will be strong smelling so maybe wear gloves if your sensitive or open a window. Now add in your baking soda and mix well. IF you find you need more moisture add a tea spoon at a time but do not over do it or it won’t form right. Then mold the mixture into your ice cube tray to other molding tray. Then you will want to freeze it for a few hours. Take out and pop them out of the molds. You can place then into small jars for yourself or use them as gifts.
All you do then is place one in the shower with you near the drain and let is fill your shower and hopefully clear your nose.
– note- I used a chocolate mold tray I got from the craft store but you can buy many great ones from Amazon.
Sharon Stogner says
lol! I came to this post because I wanted to know what in the heck Vick’s Shower bombs were. I thought they were something to eat . But since I got here…I like this idea 🙂 Thanks!
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These are pretty genius! I used to get something kinda like these when I lived in Germany, these would be awesome to tuck into a get-well basket for a sick friend.
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YVONNE WOODSTOCK says
Oh wow, what a clever and helpful idea! Thank you so much for sharing. These would be so beneficial when our sinuses act up.
Trisha Hudson ( says
I’m glad I found these. These will be an afternoon craft for myself and my boys this week.
This is ingenious!
I swear Vick’s VapoRub is a miracle worker. I used it when I was young and every time I get sick I use it still. It works wonders. What a great idea for another way of using it.
it also works on sore muscles, i use it on my legs after a long day of work.
I have to say, awesome idea. I will definitely be trying this Vicks Shower Bombs Recipe. Thank you for sharing, however I do have a question. In the picture your shower bombs have what looks like sparkles or colored pieces. How did you achieve that?? The shower bombs look nice like that. Thank you again for the idea, I look forward to more ideas.
Lauretta Cofer says
I too was wondering what the little colorful looking balls are in your Shower Bombs. I am also wondering if these make the floor of the shower slippery ?
They are glitter and didn’t make the floor slippery. I made these for Christmas presents so I dressed them up a little more than they practically needed to be.
Are they stored in the freezer or once they’re in the jar/container they’re ok to be stored in the bathroom?
We store them in the bathroom like we do our vicks but I make small batches and we use them up within a few months.
Can you use them in a hot bath?
Yes 🙂 They are like bath bombs too.
Courtney Whisenant says
I cannot wait to try these! I have a friend a work that raves about these 🙂
Sarah M says
Love this! I used to go nuts over Lush’s bath bombs. This seems like it’d be great when feeling ill 🙂
Jennifer Rogers says
This is an amazing idea for the cold and flu season and I making some! Thanks for posting this!
How many little shower bombs does on batch make? And you can use them in a bath as well right?
Looks cool. I am going to make these
Mariah Chezem says
This is so cool!!! How have I not heard of this before? So going to do this. My asthma/allergies are horrible this time of year!!!
These are so beautiful!
Heidi Robbins says
So glad I found this just in time for winter!
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I haven’t tried these with cornstarch before- just baking soda. This amount of cornstarch won’t clog the drains, I’m assuming?
This is new to me, and such a clever idea to help deal with a cold.
This is a great idea, I am going to try them. Do you think the Vick’s will make your shower floor slippery?
Thank you so much for sharing, we have the crud running through our house.
Bridget Harrison says
I love your directions they don’t seem complicated or the need for appliances which makes me want to try this out plus your tip of just using a chocolate mold something that you can find at any craft store is fantastic no need to spend alot of money to get well.
This is an amazing idea! Thanks for sharing 🙂
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Does the vick’s mixture make the freezer smell?
The mixture smells like Vicks but when I took it out there was no lingering smell. I often clean the freezer.
Ashley Easterbrook says
I am so excited to try this, I have bought so many things to get rid of my congestion and this will definitely save a lot of time and money looking for the right item! Thanks for sharing!!
I love this idea! Can’t believe it’s so simple!! Thank you!
Erica E says
This is a great idea! I just pinned it, and I will definitely have to try these the next time I have a cold!
Dotty J Boucher says
I love what you did here and definitely could use these. I am going to share this post also on my facebook.
jeani b says
this is awesome! i am going to make a batch of these for myself and my family. perfect for the weather-changing and everyone getting sick.
Shelley Joy P says
Thanks for the recipe! 🙂 I pinned it so I could give it a try. I love the smell of Vicks.
Mary Gardner says
With the terrible colds we have going around in our family now these are right on time! I will be making them today. Thanks!
Olivia Caldwell says
How do you use these??
I had to use a lot more water than what is listed in the recipe but I love these things! I gave them to my aunts and cousins for Christmas as they are all teachers, so they are always getting bugs from their students. I also added food coloring to the water to make them colorful and it worked really well!
We’ve had the crud going around our house so I just made up a batch of these! Wonderful idea!
Not a mom, but definitely a dad. I just made some and added a little lavender to half the batch for night time use, and left it plain for use in the morning. Glad I found this cool little mixture.
shelly peterson says
These are a great idea to use when every one is locked up inside and getting sick. I would love to try and make these.
My sister-in-law is a teacher and my brother works outside even in the winter. Perfect for them!
I followed this recipe to a T and my bombs didn’t freeze. What could be the problem?
Mine aren’t melting quickly in the shower. Is that normal or is there anything I can do to make them melt better?
Why is the vick’s component crossed off on your recipe?
The link was broken, I fixed it. Thanks for letting me know.
So excited to try these!