These aromatherapy shower steamers recipes and blends are just what you’re looking for. You can make these easy shower fizzies to invigorate or soothe. Let’s get started.
Aromatherapy Shower Steamers
It’s no secret that there are people who do.not.take.baths.ever. Unless I’m in a very relaxing setting (a.k.a. vacation), I don’t. And 99% of the bath bombs I make are for my daughter, friends and family members, or to be given as gifts.
But that doesn’t mean I don’t take part in the benefits of healthy scents of aromatherapy shower fizzies. Just this morning, I combined two: a strawberry fields blend (strawberry + lemongrass) and a coconut.
It was heaven and was the perfect thing after an early morning workout. So I’m going to share a bit about these fun and beneficial additions to your DIY beauty and bath arsenal.
Aromatherapy Shower Fizzies – Recipes and Oil Blends
There isn’t a specific amount I will give you for each of these, though I will say I list them in decreasing order. As you can tell by the shower steamer ingredients below, you can use much more scent oil in shower steamers.
Shower Fizzy Blends to Invigorate and Awaken
- citrus blends (lemon, grapefruit, orange, tangerine, etc.)
- peppermint and lemon (trust me, it’s the bomb-diggity)
- lemongrass and a citrus (we like orange)
Shower Steamer Blends to Soothe and Relax
- lavender and most anything (our favorite is vanilla)
- ylang-ylang and bergamot or lavender (you can even try all three together)
- cedarwood and orange (great for men!)
Blends to Heal
- sinus congestion – eucalyptus, peppermint, and lavender
- cold – lemon and eucalyptus
- mood booster – lemon and rosemary
Shower Steamer Recipe – Quick Melt Shower Fizzy Recipe
If you’re the type to take quick showers and want a big aromatherapy benefit during that time, this quick-acting shower steamer recipe is for you.
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup water
- add 25 drops essential oils (see above for our favorite blends)
Easy Shower Fizzies Instructions
- Mix the baking soda and water together into a paste. Add 25 drops of essential oils. Note: if making bath bombs, this recipe will not work.
- Pack the shower steamer mix tightly into a silicone pan.
- Let dry overnight in the mold and then another 24-48 hours to harden.
- Store in an airtight container.
Note: you can bake the shower fizzies at 350 degrees for 10-20 minutes, however, this is unnecessary unless you live in a very humid climate.
Shower Steamer Recipe – Long-Lasting Fizzies
If you’re more the type to languish in the shower (or want shower steamers to last more than one shower), this long-lasting shower steamer recipe is for you.
- 1/2 cup baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
- 1/4 cup citric acid
- 20-25 drops of essential oils (can substitute fragrance oil)
- witch hazel (in a spray bottle for moistening the mix)
Long-Lasting Aromatherapy Shower Steamers Instructions
- Mix the baking soda and citric acid together. Wear gloves if mixing by hand.
- Incorporate the oils. Once everything is mixed, spray the witch hazel (between 5-10 sprays). The mixture is ready when you can press it together and it keeps its shape.
- Press the mixture in your mold and pack well.
- Leave the molds to rest (2 hours at a minimum or even overnight).
- Pop out the shower fizzies and let them dry overnight.
- Store in an airtight container.
Over to You
Which recipe and scent combinations will you try first? Right now, I have a few strawberry, coconut, and peppermint blends to get through before I make any more.