Share this Story

Help your kids fight flu season with DIY menthol bath bombs (VIDEO)

Whitney Coy is a freelance writer and editor based in Columbus, OH, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She writes frequently for SheKnows, as well as several other websites. She writes on topics including parenting, pets...

Give your family relief from stuffy noses with these kid-friendly menthol bath bombs

When your kid is suffering from a cold or the flu, no one in the house gets any rest.

Find some relief (for everyone) by putting your sick kiddo in the tub with one of these DIY bath bombs. She'll feel better, and you'll both finally get some sleep.

Menthol shower-bombs recipe


  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 5 tablespoons baby vapor rub
  • 2 or 3 teaspoons water
  • Mold tray


  1. Add the cornstarch to a large bowl.
  2. Add the vapor rub and mix.
  3. Add the baking soda and continue mixing.
  4. Add water and mix until well combined.
  5. Add the mixture to the mold.
  6. Freeze overnight.
  7. Place on the shower floor during a warm/hot shower and let vapors fill the shower with steam.

More for moms

7 Healthy food habits to practice with your kids
12 Digital hacks to make tech work better for your family
I asked my kids how I can be a better mom and their answers melted my heart

New in Parenting

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!

b h e a r d !

Welcome to the new SheKnows Community,

where you can share your stories, ideas

and CONNECT with millions of women.

Get Started