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Homemade Vicks Shower Disk Thingies-Baking soda-Water-Essential oils: eucalyptus, rosemary, and lavender. -Muffin tin-Muffin liners
1) Add baking soda to a mixing bowl.  Updated to add - I don’t really measure.  Maybe 2-3 cups?
2) Slowly add water until you’ve made a thick paste.  Updated to add: add just a little water a time.  You’ll want the mix to feel like putty.
3) Add 15 drops of each essential oil.
4) Spoon in to a muffin tin, and let sit out for 12-18 hours.  You can also bake these, but I just left them out overnight.
5) Pop these suckers out of the paper liner, plop it in your shower, and let the essential oils steam away your stuffy nose.  Edited to add: put them anywhere on the floor of the shower; it doesn’t matter where!  
Extra suggestions in case this method is just not working for you!
for anyone who is having issues with these being “crumbly”, try using 1 cup of baking soda and 1/3 cup of water (plus maybe a few tbslp more) and baking for 20 minutes at 350.  THEN add a few drops of each essential oils to the cooled “puck”.  That was a suggestion from a commenter and I tried it this morning with great success!  I’m a quick shower taker (less than 5 min), and my “disk” was only about 1/3 gone at the end of the shower.

Homemade Vicks Shower Disk Thingies
-Baking soda
-Water
-Essential oils: eucalyptusrosemary, and lavender
-Muffin tin
-Muffin liners

1) Add baking soda to a mixing bowl.  Updated to add - I don’t really measure.  Maybe 2-3 cups?

2) Slowly add water until you’ve made a thick paste.  Updated to add: add just a little water a time.  You’ll want the mix to feel like putty.

3) Add 15 drops of each essential oil.

4) Spoon in to a muffin tin, and let sit out for 12-18 hours.  You can also bake these, but I just left them out overnight.

5) Pop these suckers out of the paper liner, plop it in your shower, and let the essential oils steam away your stuffy nose.  Edited to add: put them anywhere on the floor of the shower; it doesn’t matter where!  

Extra suggestions in case this method is just not working for you!

for anyone who is having issues with these being “crumbly”, try using 1 cup of baking soda and 1/3 cup of water (plus maybe a few tbslp more) and baking for 20 minutes at 350.  THEN add a few drops of each essential oils to the cooled “puck”.  That was a suggestion from a commenter and I tried it this morning with great success!  I’m a quick shower taker (less than 5 min), and my “disk” was only about 1/3 gone at the end of the shower.

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