30 Days of Pinterest – Day 12
Since I’ve been feeling a little snuffly in the mornings lately, I felt it was a pretty good time to give these d.i.y. Vick’s Vapour Shower Pucks a try. I’ve never used the original Vick’s product, but if what I hear in the pintersphere is true, they are pretty difficult to find nowadays. I’ve also heard that Lush has discontinued their shower disks as well, so I have a feeling this recipe might come in handy for a few of you!
The Project Process:
Luckily, I already had all of the necessary ingredients on hand from my bath bomb experiment earlier this week.
The mixing for these was much easier than the bath bombs, and it kind of reminded me of a science experience I did once in elementary school with baking soda, water and pennies!
- 1 cup of baking soda
- 1/3 cup of water (plus a few extra tablespoons, if needed)
- Essential Oils
Mix together the baking soda and the water, adding the water slowly as you mix. Once thoroughly mixed, continue adding water (a little at a time) until the mixture reaches a putty-like consistency.
Pour into lined muffin tins, filling them up about halfway – and the hard work is done! You can either allow these to dry on the counter overnight (approximately 12-14 hours), or bake them in the oven. If you do decide to bake them in the oven, use a temperature of about 300 degrees and set a timer for about 20 minutes at a time. Although the original post says to bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees, I found my pucks turned out much better at around 40 minutes at a lower temperature.
Be forwarned! If you are baking them and you try to take them out before they are done, they will make a mess! The paper liners will tear, and if you try to pop them out of the tin with a knife they will make a hot crumbly mess. I panicked halfway through this project because it didn’t look like they would turn out. Instead, I threw them back in the oven for more drying time, and they were much easier to remove the second time around! If you have any silicone moulds, or silicone muffin liners these would be extremely useful with this craft!
Once the pucks have cooled (I waited a few hours), drop 10-15 drops of any essential oil onto the finished product. This mixture yields about 8 pucks, depending on how big you make them. However, I wouldn’t recommend trying to make giant pucks, as I’ve read there is difficulty getting them to dry properly when they are giant sized.
They are now ready to use as pick-me-ups in morning showers, or stress relievers for night time ones! Store them in an airtight container or a wide mouth mason jar, in a cool place.