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Easy 3 Ingredient Vapor Rub Shower Cubes Introduction
Easy 3 Ingredient Vapor Rub Shower Cubes. I think Vicks is one of the most versatile preps anyone can have! It has a number of uses and every prepper should have a stash at all times.
Needless to say, I was looking for other uses for Vicks to make it an even more useful prep, when these shower cubes were suggested in a conversation.
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Allergy season is pretty miserable for me, and I am constantly stuffy. If you are an allergy sufferer, you know the feeling of constantly being stuffy and having an endless supply of snot. Seriously, I don’t understand how my body can produce as much as it does! Anyway, I digress, because it is gross.
These shower cubes are perfect for helping to relieve that congestion and make life a little bit more tolerable during allergy season. My husband also uses them when he gets the usual once a year cold or flu that happens every year like clockwork.
What I love about these is that they are easy to make. It takes a whopping three ingredients, less than 30 minutes, and boom, done. The end result is a vapor rub infused bath cube that you can place in the shower for instant relief from nasal congestion.
Have you tried making these Easy 3 Ingredient Vapor Rub Shower Cubes? Come on in and let me show you just how easy it is!
Easy 3 Ingredient Vapor Rub Shower Cubes
Vicks Vapor Rub, 3 tablespoons
Cornstarch, 1 cup
Water, 5 tablespoons
Blue and Green food coloring, optional, 2 drops of each
Place the vapor rub and cornstarch into your mixing bowl. Start to stir.
The vapor rub will need some time to warm up before it starts to really marry into the cornstarch. If you are making this in the winter time, I recommend using your hands to mix it, because the heat that comes from your hands will help speed this part of the process up.
Add in two tablespoons of water and continue to mix. You want a thick paste to form. If it needs more water, add in one tablespoon at a time until you get the desired consistency that you want.
You don’t want to add too much water, and this is a great way to control how much you add.
If you are adding in food coloring, now is the time. All this really does is add to the appearance, nothing else, so it is totally optional. I like it because it reminds me of the Vicks label and brand coloring.
Your paste is now ready for the mold!
Pack it tightly into the mold until each space is full and tight. You want to really make sure it is packed in there tightly, otherwise the cubes will fall apart easily and that’s a waste of your time and hard work.
If you are wanting to use these immediately, you can place them in the freezer for a couple of hours to help them solidify quickly.
If you don’t need them right away, just let them sit out for 24-48 hours in the mold before trying to remove them. They should pop out easily with a gentle push and not crumble or fall apart. If you are having trouble with this step, you may not have packed them tightly enough into the mold.
When you are ready to use, just grab one, and place it in the shower on the floor and the warm water will break it down and the vapors will start working their magic.
Easy 3 Ingredient Vapor Rub Shower Cubes Notes
When you put these in your shower, place them in a shallow dish or near the drain. This will keep your shower floor from becoming slippery. Slippery shower floors are not a good thing!
To store these, you can place them in a Ziplock bag and store in the freezer, or an airtight container works just fine as well. My preference is the airtight glass container.
What I love about these shower cubes is they are so easy to make, and I have a simple easy home remedy for congestion.
All of the ingredients are inexpensive, readily available, and I already have them in my pantry. You probably do as well! Vicks is amazing just for how versatile it is, which is why it is something I always have on hand. Cornstarch is used in many recipes and I keep it stocked as part of my emergency toilet. Water, well, that comes out of the tap. It doesn’t get any easier or more readily available than that.
Easy 3 Ingredient Vapor Rub Shower Cubes Discussion
Have you tried making these Easy 3 Ingredient Vapor Rub Shower Cubes yet? Did they work for you? Are you a fan? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
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