Shower Bombs for Cold Season

Shower Bombs for Cold Season

Got a head cold? Just throw one of these bombs in your shower and it will help clear out clogged sinuses.


  • One jar of Vicks vapor rub (or generic brand)
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • Glitter (optional)

Directions: Mix first three ingredients together. It will take a bit of stirring to make sure the Vicks is evenly distributed. Form into balls (use gloves at this stage or just be sure not to put fingers near eyes) or press into ice cube tray to form shapes. Freeze for five minutes to set, then store in airtight container.

Cost: Generic Vicks (Wal-Mart), $2; baking soda, $1; corn starch, $2; silver glitter, $1. Total cost: $6. Made 10 to 12 half-dollar size bombs.