Who doesn’t like a bath bomb? Okay, well I don’t because I think baths are gross. A wonderfully piping hot shower is where it’s at. That’s way I’m a big fan of these shower melts.
These shower melts are a great way of getting that luxury explosive aroma without the bath bomb experience. Personally, I make these with Doterra’s Breathe or Eucalyptus and Peppermint for when any of us have a cold. They really open up those air ways when you are all stuffed up.
Just toss them onto the shower floor, at the end away from the steady stream of water so it lasts longer, and enjoy!
Oh and by the way…this can make bath bombs too. But be sure not to use harsh essential oils for those, like Breathe or Eucalyptus. I’d go for more of a Lavender, Bergamot, Rosemary, Cedar wood, or Roman Chamomile for a bath bomb.
2 c. Baking Soda 3/4 c. Corn Starch
1/2 c. Citric Acid (this is at your local grocery store, look in the canning section)
10-20 drops Essential Oils (lavender, eucalyptus, lemon, peppermint, etc)
1/4 cup Witch Hazel
5-10 drops Food Coloring (optional)
1. Mix together the Baking Soda, Corn Starch, Citric Acid, Essential Oils, and Food Coloring (if you’re using it). I recommend doing this outside to help ventilate because the citric acid can be strong.
2. Then continuously stir while you very slowly pour the witch hazel into the bowl a table spoon -ish at a time. Keep mixing until it is the consistency of damp moldable sand.
3. Pack the mixture into silicone molds of you desired size. Or you can use muffin tin covered with plastic wrap. If you are using a muffin tin only fill it up about half way.
4. Let that sit for about 30 – 60 minutes to harden.
5. Remove them from their molds.
6. Place them in a glass jar to store for later use.
If you are looking for a fun DIY gift for the holiday season these would be perfect. They are affordable to make and you probably have everything on hand already. If you are planning on making these as gifts here is a free printable gift tag to go along with it: