Cold Make a steam shower block

DIY catch a cold? Make a steam shower block

The ‘r’ is still in the month and that often means that many people still have a cold. It bothered us too, so we drank cough drops, went through truckloads of handkerchiefs and drank lots of orange juice. To give our clogged airways a little space, I made blocks to take a steam shower with me.

You can do this now too.

DIY catch a cold? Make a steam shower block

Hanging over a steam bath is not for me. The idea alone makes me stuffy and I don't find it relaxing to do. However, a little steaming with dampo or vicks can provide a lot of relief. I thought there had to be another solution for that. I made blocks with Vicks Vaporub that you can put in your shower while showering.

This way you can steam while showering without it costing you extra time or energy.

What do you need?

  • 1 jar of Vicks Vaporub/Dampo/Luuf
  • 1 cup of cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • a bowl
  • ice cube tray
  • stir bar
  • possibly food coloring

How do you proceed?

Place the cornstarch and the entire contents of the Vicks jar in a bowl. Stir this together. The Vicks needs to warm up a bit before it becomes smooth, this happens while stirring. Add 3 tablespoons of water and stir until it is a thick paste. To give the cubes a nice color you can stir in some food coloring.

I did, but that's purely aesthetic.

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Then you put the thick paste in an ice cube tray. Press the paste well with the convex side of a teaspoon. I used an ice cube tray with a lid so I put it on for a while. Place the mold in the freezer for half an hour.

I myself was afraid that my entire freezer would smell like the Vicks, so I just put a plastic bag around the holder. This worked fine.

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After half an hour you can remove the cubes individually from the holder. Keep them in a sealable container in the freezer because they melt when they get hot.

If you are going to take a shower now, take a block from the freezer and place it, possibly on a saucer, in your shower cubicle. While showering, your block melts and the refreshing air is released. A nice steam shower in an instant.

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Do you sometimes use a steam bath when you have a cold? I wonder if this steam shower will work for you too.

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