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I love aromatherapy to help me wake up in the morning. Learn how to make the best shower steamers recipe with natural ingredients in our easy tutorial.
Waking up to a refreshing shower is great, but it’s even better with these DIY citrus shower steamers. The uplifting aroma helps me perk up a little more quickly and makes me feel happy.
While I used grapefruit, lemon, orange and peppermint essential oils in this batch, you can substitute other oils for your shower melts too!
Here are some of my other favorite options:
- Peppermint, Lavender, Lemon
- Lavender, Eucalyptus, Peppermint
- Lavender, Orange
- Eucalyptus, Lemon
- Peppermint, Rosemary
- Lavender, Chamomile
For more ideas, grab my free guide to choosing the right essential oils for your homemade beauty products – totally based on your skin type and preferences!
Like citrus? Check out these recipes for Lemon Drop Foot Scrub and Honey Lemon Face Mask.
Citrus Shower Steamers Tutorial
- 1 cup baking soda
- ½ cup citric acid
- ½ cup cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons distilled water - plus 6 teaspoons
- Yellow soap colorant
- 10 drops lemon essential oil
- 10 drops grapefruit essential oil
- 10 drops orange essential oil
- 4 drops peppermint essential oil
- Mixing bowl
- Silicone mold
- Add the baking soda, citric acid and cornstarch to a glass or metal mixing bowl. Whisk until all of the powders are well combined.
- Next, add the essential oils and stir well to incorporate, making sure to break up any small clumps.
- Add the water and yellow soap colorant to a small mixing bowl, then stir to evenly distribute the color.
- Sprinkle the water, 1 teaspoon at a time, over the mixture to slightly dampen it. Stir well to distribute the yellow color.
- Transfer to the flower treat mold, pressing down firmly. I like to have a baking sheet or cutting board until silicone molds to make them easier to move around.
- After all of the cavities are full, place the silicone mold in the freezer for 2 hours. Gently pop each citrus shower steamer out of its mold and store in an airtight container.
2 thoughts on “How to Make Citrus Shower Steamers”
I’m really curious about these because I recently discovered this is something you can buy but I want to choose my own scents. Why do they need to be frozen? Do they have to be stored in the freezer? The ones I’ve seen are dry and very compact so they last for 2 showers. I am curious if these could be made to be more like the ones you can purchase. I would appreciate some feedback on this. Thanks
You freeze them to help them dry and cure. They don’t need to be stored in the freezer. I’d need to see which shower melts you’re looking at to be able to see how they might differ from my homemade ones.