Make Your Next Hot Shower Extra Special With Aromatherapy Shower Bombs!
These wonderful, therapeutic aromatherapy shower bombs are designed to release soothing and healing vapors that help you feel better.
Variations of these might be called “aromatherapy steamers” or “fizzies”, but they all have the same therapeutic effect.
As these break down in your hot shower, the essential oils in them float up with the steam, producing a warm vapor that can help calm and soothe you, or even make you more alert and focused. The best part is that you can make these at home, and customize them with the essential oils that meet your need!
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I had recently heard about using Essential Oils to make a Shower Bomb, so I did a little research and made my own.
They are so simple to make. Shower Bombs are made from Baking Soda, Water and Essential Oils (particularly Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Lavender). You are supposed to take a hot shower and place the Aromatherapy Shower Bomb in the corner of your shower so that is slowly breaks down and releases the oil vapors in the steamy shower.
Want to make some? Here is the recipe:
Aromatherapy Shower Bombs
1 cup Baking Soda
1/4 cup to 1/3 cup water (depending on your humidity)
3-4 drops of high quality Essential Oils
- use 1-2 drops each of doTERRA Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Lavender Oils
- or use other oils for different benefits
- Add the baking soda to a bowl and slowly add the water while stirring constantly. Add just enough water (between 1/4 and 1/3 cup of water) to make a thick paste.
- Add your essential oils of choice and mix together.
- When you grab a handful of the paste, it should hold its shape when you squeeze it in your hand and should feel more dry than wet.
- Do not add too much water. If you do…just add a little more baking soda to the mix.
- Fill your molds (silicone flexible molds are the best so they can be removed easily as they can be a little crumbly) with the paste. Pack them down tightly. Let dry completely (this is crucial). Mine took a couple of days to get a nice solid shape. Or bake them in a low temperature oven (if your mold is oven safe) at 200 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes. Let cool.
- I used a mold similar to this one: Wilton Mini Silicone Mold
- Carefully remove from molds and store in an air tight container. Humidity will cause them to break down. Should be good up to a few weeks if stored correctly.