It seems that everyone I know is struggling with some type of upper respiratory problem and just feeling miserable with it. Patty Hirst of Dublin, Texas reminded me recently of something I used to do when I just could not draw a good breath and my head felt completely stuffed. I can’t stand sleeping with the noise of an electric vaporizer, and these seem to work just as well….actually, I think they work better.
Put these “shower pucks” on shower floor where water can easily hit them. Turn shower on as hot as you can stand it and take your shower while these melt. They will create an instant vaporizer effect and, hopefully, you will feel some of the pressure subside as your head begins to clear.
1 Cup Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Cornstarch
1/3 – 1/2 Cup Water
2 – 3 Teaspons Vicks Vapor Rub (Adjust to suit yourself.)
1. Bring water to an almost boil stage.
2. Add Vicks and let melt.
3. Add baking soda and cornstarch and stir into a thick paste.
4. Add mixture to lined muffin tin.
5. Harden over night.
6. Store these in covered container, making sure it is hidden from little hands!
Photo taken from Lisa Brickett.