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.

Hair Growth Essential Oil Treatment – DIY

My mother’s side of the family has really thin hair, especially the woman, and over the years my hair has thinned out more and more.  More so during and after my pregnancy (approx. 10 years ago).  Since then, I’ve always purchased expensive shampoos, conditioners and products trying to maintain the integrity of my hair.  Now that I’m in my early 40s, I can see another changes in my hair texture and its thinned-out more but I hide it well (at least I try to).  Last year I had some stressful moments (like losing my job twice) and I saw big chunks of hair strands that had fallen out in the shower – I was modified. I even used Rogaine for several months! I had to apply it every night, it was sticky, it wasn’t fun and I would forget to apply it.  I did see some new hair growth but I was told that once I stopped using Rogaine, it would fall out again. Also, Rogaine is a drug and with any drug, you may experience side-effects (i.e. scalp irritation, unwanted growth of facial hair, swelling, headache, dizziness, etc.) – totally not worth it!

In one of my monthly classes on Essential Oils, I met a girl who told me about the types of oils that can help hair grow.  She showed me her before & after pictures and I was really impressed. She gave me the recipe and I added one other additional essential oil (Ylang-Ylang) to the mix. Ylang-Ylang is known to strengthen, moisturize, and reduce hair loss.

Here’s the Recipe:

Hair Growth Oil Mix

1.5 oz – Fractionated Coconut Oil
1.5 oz – Jojoba Oil
2.5 oz – Avocado Oil
1 oz – Almond Oil
.5 oz – Castor Oil
30 drops – Argan Oil
30 drops – Rosemary Essential Oil
30 drops – Peppermint Essential Oils
15 drops – Ylang Ylang Essential Oils
5 drops – Horsetail Extract

Put all the oils in an applicator bottle with slant tip and apply once a week

For those who are interested, below are some of my other daily hair routine:

  • I’ve been using Nioxin System 3 (shampoo & conditioner) for the past 3 years, I buy it from Amazon (way cheaper) and I wash my hair every other day.
  • For my gray hair, I use medium brown “demi-permanent” hair color, I buy my color at Sally’s Beauty Supply but when I see my hairstylist he uses the brand Redken.
    • Demi-permanent contains no ammonia but has a small amount of peroxide and will color the hair better than Semi-permanent.
    • Demi-permanent turns my grays into a golden brown color, they look like natural highlights (its super cool!).
  • Once a week I use my DIY Hair Growth Oil Treatment (I just started this week) and below are my “before pics” … stay tuned for the after pics!

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*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.