Remember Shower Soothers? They were made by SudaCare and were these little hockey puck things you tossed on the floor of your shower when you had a cough or cold. The hot water would hit them and turn your shower into a humidifier box with eucalyptus oils and menthol steam cleaning out your sinuses. I haven't seen them around for a long time and this allergy season is a doozie so I checked online. Sure enough, you can make them!
the most awesome and funny blog. . . Frugal by Choice, Cheap by Necessity. Here's the process that finally worked for me:
Baking Soda (two pounds)
1 cup water
Eucalyptus Essential Oils
If your grocery store has a "natural" section you will probably be able to find your eucalyptus oil there.
Mix your baking soda with your water. It will be thick and chunky.
Press together a handful and either put on to parchment paper or press into a silicone mold. I used some muffin liners.
If I do it again:
I am on the lookout for a cheap toaster oven at a garage sale that I can use for this project (and a few others). I would like to mix the oils into the baking soda/water mix and then bake the entire thing but I don't want the oven to smell like eucalyptus. It's such a strong smell, I feel like it would transfer to my baked goods the next few times I used it.