Recipe: Homemade Shower Soothers

We’ve all seen the commercials for Vick’s Vapor Rub shower discs or the SudaCare Shower Soothers, right? They are little discs that almost look like bath bombs.  You put them in your shower when you are having sinus issues. The vapors fill up the shower and help clear your head.  These are great for someone with a cold, a sinus infection or simply looking to de-stress.  You can easily make these from home with the right supplies.  You can even customize them with your favorite essential oils or fragrance oils for added benefits.  Here’s a recipe.  Feel free to adjust the essential oils to your liking.  For instance, if you are looking to make a great de-stresser, add in some Peppermint oil.

Shower Soother Recipe


  1. Baking Soda (also known as Sodium Bicarbonate)- Approximately 3 cups
  2. Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  3. Rosemary Essential Oil
  4. Lavender Essential Oil
  5. Water
  6. Cupcake Baking Cups
  7. Cupcake Baking Liners


In a mixing bowl, add 3 cups of baking soda, and slowly add enough water to form a thick paste.

Mix in 15 drops of each essential oil.  You can add more or less if you like.  This is also the time you would add other essential oils or fragrance oils to the recipe.  Customize it how you would like.  If these are gifts, you can also add a colored oil to give the product a pretty coloring. Mix.

Spoon paste into muffin tins and fill approximately halfway.

Let the product sit for approximately 24 hours in a cool, dry place.  Place a piece of tin foil loosely over the cupcake tin.  They will harden.

That’s it! When you are ready to shower, simply take them out of the cupcake tins and put them on the floor of your shower next time you are ready to bathe.  Be sure not to put them directly under the faucet as they will dissolve a bit too quickly.

You can buy most of the soap making supplies directly from Bulk Apothecary at wholesale prices.  The cupcake tin liners can be purchased at any grocery store.




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