Winter Shower Melts Recipe – Easy and Invigorating

This easy winter shower melts recipe is quick to come together and holds its shape so you can get relief from the season. Let’s get started!

Winter Shower Melts recipe for cold relief

Winter Shower Melts Recipe: Relief from the Season

Here on Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love to make our own bath products. Our bath bomb recipes for beginners and shower fizzies recipes are popular because they work for anyone!

These shower melts aren’t the ones that dissolve instantly when placed in the shower stream – I dislike it when the shower melts are gone in seconds! I’ve made an easy shower melts recipe maximizes the aromatherapy release for cold relief.

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  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salts
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2-3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 10-20 drops lime, eucalyptus, and thyme essential oils (10-20 drops of each oil, your choice)
  • blue mica powder
  • small silicone mold (I used two: this fun shape mold and this mini brownie mold)
  • spray bottle with rubbing alcohol or witch hazel
  • large and small bowls
Winter Shower Melts Recipe

How to Make This Shower Melts Recipe

These shower melts hold their shape for a while, making them great for a nice, long dose of natural sinus-relief. If you have a DIY bath playlist on YouTube, here is our winter shower melts video tutorial.

Yield: 12

Winter Shower Melts Recipe

Winter Shower Melts Recipe

These winter shower melts are a perfect DIY for when you're feeling under the weather. They're so easy to make, they are also a perfect Christmas gift idea.

Active Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salts
  • 1/2 cornstarch
  • 2-3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 10-20 drops lime, eucalyptus, and thyme essential oils (10-20 drops of each oil, your choice)
  • blue mica powder
  • spray bottle with rubbing alcohol or witch hazel


  • small silicone mold
  • large and small bowls
  • whisk


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together baking soda, Epsom salts, and cornstarch. Add the essential oils you’ve chosen to use and whisk again. 
  2. Melt the coconut oil and add into the dry mix. Use your hands (I wear gloves) to really break up any clumps. 
  3. Separate the mix and color one half with the blue mica powder (just eyeball a measurement – we used only about 1/2 teaspoon for the light blue). We left the other mix white. 
  4. Spray the dry mix with a few sprays of alcohol or witch hazel to make a mix that holds together when pressed into your hand. Do one color at a time. 
  5. Fill each cavity of the molds with mix and press down firmly. We chose to make two color melts by pressing in half blue and half white mix. 
  6. All the melts to dry IN THE MOLD for 24 hours. Gently remove from the mold and dry on the counter for another few hours before storing away.  photo collage of how to make winter shower melts with an easy recipe


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How to Store and Use These Easy Shower Melts 

These winter shower melts make a great gift for yourself or others. These aromatherapy melts should be stored in an airtight container or in airtight bags. Note: if you make larger shower melts, you can even heat-shrink them in their own cello bags.

To use our easy winter shower melts recipe, just place one of the melts in the shower’s water stream and breathe deeply. Note: these are NOT to be used as bath bombs because of the high concentration of essential oils.

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Winter Shower Melts recipe for cold relief

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