Shower Steamers and Melts Made with Essential Oils

Shower steamers (aka shower melts and shower bombs) are a great way to add aromatherapy to your shower!

Today for Fun Finds Friday, I’ve gathered up some of my favorite posts on how to make shower steamers.

As you’ll see, shower steamers are really very easy to make and only take a few ingredients.

The basic recipe is 1 cup baking soda , 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup distilled water, and 25 drops essential oil.

Yep, the recipe is very simple.

I think the really fun part is choosing which fun shape you want to make and which essential oil blends to use {see below for a few ideas to get you started}

 

Essential oil shower steamers and melts-- No time for baths, but love the aromatherapy benefits of bath bombs? Try shower melts! 15+ ideas for essential oil blends to use in shower steamers (1) to wake up & feel energized, (2) to calm and relax, (3) to uplift and (4) to support clear breathing.

 

Here’s a great video from TheBargainHound on YouTube showing how she makes shower steamers.

Around the 3-1/2 to 4 minute mark you can see the consistency you’re looking for with the baking soda and water mixture.

And at the end of the video, you can see what the shower steamers look like once they’ve dried.

 

essential oil shower steamer recipe

click here to get a free printable of the recipe

1 cup baking soda

1/4 cup to 1/3 cup distilled water

25 drops essential oil (see below for essential oil blends to customize your shower steamers for energy, calming, uplifting and congestion)

 

to make: 

  • add 1 cup baking soda to a glass mixing bowl
  • add distilled water — start with 1/4 cup, then add more water if needed — you want it to be the consistency of slightly damp sand
  • mix well
  • add essential oils and mix again
  • scoop into silicone molds
  • use the back of a spoon or your finger tips to press down firmly on the mixture
  • allow to dry overnight in the molds
  • once completely dry, remove from molds

 

to use:

  • Place on the floor of the shower.
  • I have a smaller shower, so I put mine on the floor in the corner of the shower — you want to put it in a spot on the floor where it will be out of the main shower spray but still get hit with some water.
  • The heat of the shower and occasionally getting hit by water will dissolve the baking soda and release the scent of essential oils into the air

 

tips:

  • Some other shower steamer recipes use ingredients used in bath bombs (a.k.a. bath fizzies), but there’s no need to put those more expensive ingredients (like citric acid) in a shower steamer.  Baking soda, water, and essential oils are all it takes to make a good shower steamer.
  • If you live in a humid area, it might take longer for your shower steamers to dry.  Make sure they are completely dry before you try to remove them from the molds.
  • If your shower steamers are not drying as fast as you’d like, you can dry them out faster in a low temperature oven (250-300 degrees).
  • If you want to change up your essential oils, you can omit the essential oils from the recipe and make “blank” shower steamers.  Then just add a few drops of essential oils to the shower steamer right before you want to use it.
  • Store your shower steamers in an airtight container.

 

click here to get a free printable of the recipe

Essential oil shower steamers and melts-- No time for baths, but love the aromatherapy benefits of bath bombs? Try shower melts! 15+ ideas for essential oil blends to use in shower steamers (1) to wake up & feel energized, (2) to calm and relax, (3) to uplift and (4) to support clear breathing.

 

essential oils for wake up/feel energized/invigorating blends

peppermint + orange + lemon + lime

lemon + peppermint

grapefruit

orange + lemongrass

 

essential oils for calming/relaxing/unwind & de-stress blends

lavender + orange + frankincense

lavender + bergamot + ylang ylang

eucalyptus + spearmint

ylang ylang + orange + cedarwood

patchouli + sandalwood

 

essential oils for uplifting/find your happy place blends

lemon + orange + grapefruit

lime + spearmint

lavender + clary sage + bergamot

geranium + lemon + orange

 

essential oils for blends that support clear breathing

peppermint + eucalyptus + lavender

rosemary + eucalyptus + lavender

thyme + lime + eucalyptus

cedarwood + rosemary + orange + frankincense

lemon + eucalyptus

 

 

Essential oil shower steamers and melts-- No time for baths, but love the aromatherapy benefits of bath bombs? Try shower melts! 15+ ideas for essential oil blends to use in shower steamers (1) to wake up & feel energized, (2) to calm and relax, (3) to uplift and (4) to support clear breathing.

Super cute silicone molds make these shower steamers even more fun!  And they make great gifts!

Christmas (stocking, gingerbread man, Christmas tree)

snowflakes

flowers (green)

flowers and leaves (pink)

squares

hearts

 

click here to get a free printable of the recipe

Essential oil shower steamers and melts-- No time for baths, but love the aromatherapy benefits of bath bombs? Try shower melts! 15+ ideas for essential oil blends to use in shower steamers (1) to wake up & feel energized, (2) to calm and relax, (3) to uplift and (4) to support clear breathing.

 

Check out these great ideas for shower steamers

Lemon Essential Oil Shower Melts  from Sunny Sweet Days

Essential oil shower steamers and melts-- No time for baths, but love the aromatherapy benefits of bath bombs? Try shower melts! 15+ ideas for essential oil blends to use in shower steamers (1) to wake up & feel energized, (2) to calm and relax, (3) to uplift and (4) to support clear breathing.

DIY Peppermint Shower Bomb from Pink When

Essential oil shower steamers and melts-- No time for baths, but love the aromatherapy benefits of bath bombs? Try shower melts! 15+ ideas for essential oil blends to use in shower steamers (1) to wake up & feel energized, (2) to calm and relax, (3) to uplift and (4) to support clear breathing.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil Shower Melts from This Rollercoaster Called Life

Essential oil shower steamers and melts-- No time for baths, but love the aromatherapy benefits of bath bombs? Try shower melts! 15+ ideas for essential oil blends to use in shower steamers (1) to wake up & feel energized, (2) to calm and relax, (3) to uplift and (4) to support clear breathing.

Duck Shaped Shower Steamers from Curious Country Cook

Essential oil shower steamers and melts-- No time for baths, but love the aromatherapy benefits of bath bombs? Try shower melts! 15+ ideas for essential oil blends to use in shower steamers (1) to wake up & feel energized, (2) to calm and relax, (3) to uplift and (4) to support clear breathing.

Heart Shaped Shower Steamers from Amanda Brunngraeber

Essential oil shower steamers and melts-- No time for baths, but love the aromatherapy benefits of bath bombs? Try shower melts! 15+ ideas for essential oil blends to use in shower steamers (1) to wake up & feel energized, (2) to calm and relax, (3) to uplift and (4) to support clear breathing.

Grapefruit Shower Melts from Happy Mothering

Essential oil shower steamers and melts-- No time for baths, but love the aromatherapy benefits of bath bombs? Try shower melts! 15+ ideas for essential oil blends to use in shower steamers (1) to wake up & feel energized, (2) to calm and relax, (3) to uplift and (4) to support clear breathing.

Flower Shaped Shower Steamers from Bargain Briana

Essential oil shower steamers and melts-- No time for baths, but love the aromatherapy benefits of bath bombs? Try shower melts! 15+ ideas for essential oil blends to use in shower steamers (1) to wake up & feel energized, (2) to calm and relax, (3) to uplift and (4) to support clear breathing.

Peppermint & Eucalypus Shower Melts from Mad in Crafts

Essential oil shower steamers and melts-- No time for baths, but love the aromatherapy benefits of bath bombs? Try shower melts! 15+ ideas for essential oil blends to use in shower steamers (1) to wake up & feel energized, (2) to calm and relax, (3) to uplift and (4) to support clear breathing.

 

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