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Vicks Shower Bomb Recipe


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Vicks Shower Bomb Recipe

Vicks Shower Bomb Recipe

It's that season again, where the sniffles and coughs seem to make their rounds, and we find ourselves longing for the freshness of outdoor air. Between the chilly weather and spending more time indoors, it's no surprise that we've been passing around colds all month. But, there's a little homemade remedy that can make all the difference – our Vicks Shower Bomb Recipe. These soothing shower bombs are just what you need to clear those sinuses and bring some relief. The best part? They're incredibly easy to make. Whether it's the common cold or just the need for a refreshing escape, these shower bombs are your go-to solution. Infused with the comforting essence of Vicks, they're designed to transform your shower into a haven of healing aromatherapy. So, let's roll up our sleeves and dive into the simple art of making these sinus-clearing wonders. They're not just a remedy; they're a small act of self-care in these cootie-filled times.

Vicks Shower Bomb Recipe

Supplies 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.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do you make shower bombs?

The basic process involves mixing baking soda with essential oils and water to create a paste that holds its shape when squeezed. This mixture is then pressed into molds and allowed to dry completely, which can take from 12 to 48 hours. Once dry, the bombs are stored in an airtight container.

What if my shower bombs are crumbly?

If your shower bombs turn out crumbly, it might be due to insufficient liquid in the mixture. Unfortunately, there's not much that can be done with the current batch in such a case, but you can adjust the amount of liquid in future batches.

4. How can I make the scent stronger?

To enhance the scent, you can add more essential oil during the making process or apply a few drops to the bomb before use. The way you store the shower bombs also affects the scent's longevity; they should be kept at room temperature, away from direct sunlight, in an airtight container.

Can I add color to my shower bombs?

Yes, you can use pigmented mica powder to add color. Typically, about 1/4 teaspoon is added to the baking soda and citric acid mixture.

How long do shower steamers last in the shower?

Positioning is key. Place the steamer in a corner where it's not directly hit by water, which allows it to last throughout a short shower.

What is the shelf life of homemade shower bombs?

They generally retain their scent for about 6 months. It's advisable to use them within this timeframe for optimal fragrance.

Can shower bombs be used as bath bombs?

No, shower bombs are designed for showers and would dissolve too quickly in a bathtub. They are meant for aromatherapy in the shower and not for direct skin contact like bath bombs.

Are there kid-safe options?

Yes, for kid-safe options, avoid using essential oils with high camphor content like eucalyptus and peppermint. Instead, use a blend of lemon eucalyptus, spearmint, and pine essential oils.

How do you use shower melts?

Place them away from direct water flow, ideally where only the bottom gets wet. Breathe in deeply as the essential oils vaporize into the air. They usually last for one or two showers, depending on their position and the shower duration.

Try my Valentine’s Day DIY Essential Oil Shower Bombs 

As we come to the end of our Vicks Shower Bomb crafting session, I hope you feel empowered with a simple yet effective tool to combat those seasonal sniffles. Remember, amidst the hustle of motherhood and the challenges of keeping everyone healthy, taking a moment for yourself with these soothing shower bombs is not just a remedy but a gesture of self-care. May these little aromatic wonders bring a breath of relief and a moment of tranquility to your busy days. Keep this recipe close as a go-to comfort during these cootie-filled times, and don't forget to share this little secret with fellow moms who might appreciate a simple, homemade way to ease into wellness. Here's to healthier, happier days ahead, filled with the little joys and comforts of home.


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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 ?

    1. 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.

  4. 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!!!

  5. I haven’t tried these with cornstarch before- just baking soda. This amount of cornstarch won’t clog the drains, I’m assuming?

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

    1. The mixture smells like Vicks but when I took it out there was no lingering smell. I often clean the freezer.

  8. 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!!

  9. 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.

  10. With the terrible colds we have going around in our family now these are right on time! I will be making them today. Thanks!

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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