Second day of school in and my child comes home sick ... yuck! Just thinking about all those germs at school makes my stomach churn. [Insert gag reflex here]. So no time like any to bust open our DIY at home Vicks remedy. It doesn't get easier than this people. So we have been doing this for a number of years now. Probably since our oldest was 2 or 3. Just about the time they start getting all those sickies from other kids at day care, and our pediatrician actually told us to go out and purchase these. Years ago Vicks actually made these Vicks Disks as I call them. You just plop them in the shower with you and they help to clear all of your sinuses. Genius. Until they stopped making them. SO, I made them at home. Only I used to use eucalyptus oil, which I still do from time to time, but I have found using this one single ingredient speeds up the process.
Three ingredients are all you need ...
1. Baking Soda
3. Vicks Vapor Inhalant
Two parts baking soda, 1 part water. Add Inhalant TT. Stir and place in muffin tins. You can either leave these out over night, or if you're impatient like me, then put them in the oven for 23 minutes!
** in this particular batch, I added one drop of lemon to add some citrus in the mix, turned out great, but they do not come out as white as these babies.
The kids think they are fun, they actually don't mind taking a shower with them and little do they know, they are helping them tremendously!