Our recipe Live on Cooking with Mo Rose today is definitely NOT EDIBLE—but it’s great to help out your family if you’ve got a cold or flu. Try out this quick and easy recipe for Vapor Rub shower melts! Check out the Live Video on Facebook and bookmark the recipe to come back to it!!
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Vapor Rub Shower Melts!
Help soothe those nasty colds and clear sinus congestion with these 3-ingredient shower buddies!
Place the vapor rub and corn starch in a bowl and stir, slowly. (Cornstarch has a tendency to go EVERYWHERE if you’re not careful)
Add in the two tablespoons of water. Continue to mix until a thick paste forms.
If the mixture is still too dry, add another splash of water.
Once you reach the desired consistency, add a drop of food coloring (optional) and mix.
You may also mix in essential oils at this time, if desired*. A couple drops of Lavender, Eucalyptus, and/or peppermint essential oil is a pleasant addition to your shower melts.
Divide mixture evenly into clean, dry ice cube trays or silicon molds and place in freezer until set. (About an hour).
Place in an air-tight container and store in freezer or fridge until ready to be used.
More Information on Essential Oils
Vapor Rubs usually have a certain amount of Eucalyptus in the ingredients already however, it never hurts to add a few extra drops into your mixture…especially after reading up on the benefits of this plant. Apparently, it’s the ‘Go-To’ essential oil when it comes to treating respiratory problems including colds, coughs, runny noses, sore throats, nasal congestion and sinusitis. Eucalyptus oil is also an antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and decongestant, which makes it a good ingredient in many medicines that treat respiratory problems.
Peppermint not only smells delicious, it also has high concentrations of menthol, which helps provide relief to several respiratory problems including nasal congestion, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis. It wouldn’t hurt to add a few drops into your shower melts, as well.
Mo Rose is the voice of Louisville's 102.3 Jack FM's The Max. On Wednesday evenings, Mo cooks up one of her favorite dishes for our RealityMoms Facebook fans to follow along and create on their own. Tune in each week for a new recipe!
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