Aromatherapy Shower Melts – DIY

These shower melts are fun and super easy to make (also known as Shower Bombs or Shower Steamers).  These are great for ‘shower people’ (like me) or for those who don’t have a tub to enjoy a hot bath with essential oils. They can also be used to relieve your airways if you have a congestion from seasonal threats. You can blend any essential oils, for your aromatherapy.

Ingredients:

1 Cup Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Epsom Salt
1/2 Cup of Corn Starch
3 Teaspoon of Water (may need to add more)
Food Coloring (optional)
Essential oils – approx 20 to 40 drops
– I used an Invigorating Blend which included the following essential oils: Bergamot, Wild Orange, Lemon and Douglas Fir

Instructions:

  • Combine Baking Soda, Epsom salt and Corn Starch and mix well until combined
  • Pour 1 teaspoon of water (only 1 teaspoon at at time) into the mix and stir until you get the consistency of slightly wet sand
  • Mixture should hold together when squeezed (like making a snowball) but should not appear wet at all. You may need to add slightly more water if it hasn’t achieved this consistency yet
  • Add one or two drops of any food coloring of your choice (this is optional, only if you want to add color)
  • Once you get this texture, add the essential oils and stir to combine
  • Push mixture into silicon molds, press in firmly (packed them in tightly) and leave at least 24 hours (48 is better) or until hardened
  • When dry, remove and store in air tight container
  • This recipe made 19 steamers but it all depends the size silicon molds are used

 

When you’re ready to shower, place one in the bottom of the shower.  Relax and enjoy your blend of aromatherapy 🙂

*All the information listed in this blog is for educational and informational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

9 thoughts on “Aromatherapy Shower Melts – DIY

  1. Elisa says:

    Thanks for sharing this!!! ❤❤ I am definitely going to give itva try!!
    I am so happy for the silicone ‘ice tray/candy maker molds’!!! So many uses!!!
    **side note: sad you have to put a ‘disclaimer at the end these days**

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  2. Elisa says:

    Thanks for sharing this!!! ❤❤ I am definitely going to give it a try!!
    I am so happy for the silicone ‘ice tray/candy maker molds’!!! So many uses!!!
    **side note: sad you have to put a ‘disclaimer at the end these days**

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    • Audrey says:

      Hi Erika, you’re right, I forgot to mention it in the post. At times I do mix in some of Dr. Teals Pink Himalayan salt since it contains epsom salt and it helps soothe muscle aches, joints and it smells great too! At the time of the post, I had “tennis elbow” in both elbows and I was trying anything to help with the pain and inflammation. I researched the benefits of Himalayan Salt… and I gave it a try with my shower bombs.

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  3. Michelle N says:

    Can you please tell me why you don’t bake them? I’m just wondering what the difference is between baking and just letting them sit overnight? Thank you!! 🙂

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    • Audrey says:

      Hi Michelle, from the research I’ve done online, if you bake them, the essential oil may evaporate and the heat would destroy the therapeutic properties. If you decided to bake them (perhaps to expedite the process), I would add the essential oils after they are dry and cooled off. Thank you for asking 🙂

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