How to Make DIY Shower Steamers
There’s nothing better than a relaxing, steamy shower at the end of a long day. These simple DIY Shower Steamers release soothing aromas and moisture into the air, making your shower more comfortable.
Shower steamers make a great gift. They come in a variety of scents, so you can find one that your loved one will enjoy.
Plus, they’re really easy to make!
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to make your own shower steamers using just a few simple ingredients.
Shower steamers are typically little disks that dissolve in water and release a scent of essential oil blends. Think of your shower steamer as a little essential oils diffuser in your shower.
What are the benefits to using shower steamers?
Shower steamers can offer a range of benefits, including aromatherapy, unclogging your pores, clear a stuffy nose and removing dead skin cells.
These shower steamers are great for clearing out sinus congestion and helping to relieve respiratory problems. There are many aromatherapy benefits for using menthol shower steamers, especially during flu season.
Shower steamers are also a great way to relax after a long day. The scent and the heat from the steamer can help to soothe tired muscles and clear your mind. Plus, they’re an easy way to add moisture to the air in your bathroom, which can help with dry skin or asthma symptoms.
How are Shower Steamers different than Bath Bombs?
Shower steamers are typically made with essential oils. They are designed to dissolve in water more quickly at the bottom of your shower, producing a scented mist that can be inhaled for relaxation. A bath bomb is also typically made of essential oils, but they are designed to dissolve slowly under the running tap for use in the bathtub or dishwasher.
- ½ cup baking soda
- ½ cup epsom salts
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp dried eucalyptus leaves
- 15 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
- 15 drops peppermint oil
- Small silicone mold or you can use mini muffin tins
Add the dry ingredients to a large bowl, then add the water and eucalyptus leaves, and stir.
Add the essential oils to the bowl, and stir well.
Using the back of a spoon, press mixture to the mold cavities, then press down with the spoon to pack it down real good.
Let set in a dry place for 24-48 hours.
Unmold the eucalyptus shower bombs and store in an airtight container.
1 mold makes 12 steamers
How to Use Shower Steamers
To use, let the water run becoming hot and steamy. Place your steamer at the corner on the floor of the shower, out of the direct steam of the shower. When the hot water hits the steamer the essential oil vapors will release, the best part.
Each Shower Steamer will work for 1 shower. By the end of your shower you will feel rejuvenated.
How to Store Your Homemade Shower Steamers
Your eucalyptus shower steamers will last for up to 1 year, if stored correctly in an airtight container like a mason jar. You can top them off with a few drops of essential oils to make sure they have the same scent of the essential oil as before!
Now that you know how to make your own homemade shower melts, there’s no excuse not to give yourself a soothing daily shower. Make these DIY Shower Steamers today!
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