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Homemade Vicks Vapor Tablets

Love the discontinued Vicks shower melts? Make your own homemade Vicks shower tablets! This recipe is without citric acid and uses vapor rub giving your shower the eucalyptus smell that is perfect for those of us who suffer from allergies or sinus pressure.
Course Craft - non-edible
Keyword Homemade Vicks Vapor Tablets
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 Disks


  • Your favorite silicone mold
  • 3 Tablespoons Vicks Vapor Rub
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 5-6 Tablespoons water
  • Blue and green soap colorant


  • In a medium mixing bowl, add the cornstarch, vapor rub and 4 Tablespoons of water. Stir well to mix the ingredients.
  • If the mixture still seems too dry, add more water as needed (up to 6 Tablespoons) until a thick paste forms.
  • Drizzle 3-4 drops of the blue and the green soap colorants into the mixture and stir until you achieve your desired color.
  • Transfer the vapor rub paste into your silicone molds, filling up to the top of each mold.
  • Freeze for 2 hours to allow the shower steamers to harden.


*Once frozen, transfer to an airtight container or plastic Ziploc bag. I keep mine in the freezer until ready to use. HOW TO USE Place one vapor rub melt on your shower floor and allow the hot water to run over it. This will activate the vapors from the Vicks rub to cause a steam in your shower that will help ease a cold or congestion. ENJOY!
* Please note that if you do not have a bath mat in your shower, the floor of the shower could become slippery when in use. Please use caution.