How To Make Relaxing Shower Steamers


Sometimes after a tiring day, I like taking a pleasant lengthy bathe. Shower steamers are an effective way to make it much more enjoyable! They’re much like tub bombs, however you employ them within the bathe as an alternative. Here’s make bathe steamers with totally different scents for an at house spa expertise.

These have a extra concentrated scent than most of my skincare recipes since they’re not meant to go immediately on the pores and skin. It’s an effective way to get the advantages of aromatherapy whilst you take time for self-care. Shower steamers additionally make good items for Christmas or birthdays.

What Are Shower Steamers?

Also often known as bathe bombs or bathe melts, they’re form of like tub bombs. I’ll put one on the facet of the bathtub the place the bathe water can attain it and launch the scent.

Homemade bathe steamers are activated as soon as moist and poo and odor good within the bathe. Unlike tub bombs which additionally provide pores and skin advantages, these are extra for the aromatherapy advantages.

Shower Steamer Ingredients

Shower steamers are made with quite a lot of elements that sometimes embrace baking soda, Epsom salts, citric acid, important oils, and witch hazel. You’ll additionally discover clay, botanicals, meals coloring, perfume oils, and mica powder or colorant (relying on the recipe).

My recipe makes use of baking soda and citric acid as a base. The Epsom salts assist harden them and castor oil acts as an emulsifier in order that they’re much less more likely to crumble. Kaolin clay additionally makes them tougher and may add a pleasant coloration. You might additionally add some mica powder or pure meals coloring if desired.

How to Use Shower Steamers

If you employ a mini muffin-size mould the bathe steamer ought to final for a regular-length bathe. For smaller molds, you might want two.

You’ll wish to place it in your bathe the place the water can attain them, however not wash them down the drain instantly. If they’re on the bathe flooring they’ll solely final a couple of minutes (if that). The finest place is the bath ledge or a bathe shelf. If the one choice you have got is the bathe flooring, ensure it’s as far-off from the bathe head as potential.

Different Scent Ideas

To make life simpler you may simply use a premade mix from one in every of my favourite important oil firms. I got here up with just a few recipes although which have quite a lot of advantages and odor wonderful!

Breathe Better Blend

This invigorating mix helps open up the sinuses. It’s not secure for little ones however older youngsters and adults be happy to get pleasure from! For a kid-safe model, this Sniffle Stopper mix is an efficient different.

Springtime Blend

Uplifting and helps with seasonal allergic reactions. Lemon brightens the temper and helps skinny congestion. Lavender is calming and in addition works as an antihistamine. Even when you don’t have allergic reactions, it’s positively value attempting!

Earthy Blend

This mix additionally uplifts the temper and in addition helps floor the feelings. Some research present simply smelling grapefruit might assist promote a wholesome weight! Bergamot is used to alleviate anxious emotions and stress. Cedarwood helps with nervous stress, stress, coughs, and mucus.

Shower Steamer Recipe

Add one in every of these to your subsequent bathe for a soothing, aromatherapy expertise. They additionally make nice items.

Prep Time5 minutes

Active Time5 minutes

Drying Time1 day

Total Time1 day 10 minutes

Yield: 7 bathe steamers

Author: Katie Wells

  • In a glass mixing bowl mix all the dry elements collectively along with your hand. I wore a glove for this. You can both crush any lumps along with your fingers or sift the baking soda earlier than including it to the blending bowl.

  • Add the drops of important oil and castor oil and blend effectively along with your hand till the combination resembles moist sand.

  • If the combination is simply too dry, then use a positive mist spray bottle full of vodka or witch hazel to moisten the combination. Only do 2 sprays at a time to keep away from getting it too moist.

  • Once you may squeeze the bathe steamer combination right into a clump that holds its form it’s carried out.

  • Immediately press the combination into your molds, urgent firmly.

  • Let air dry for twenty-four hours earlier than unmolding and utilizing.

Store these in an hermetic container, like a glass Mason jar, away from warmth and moisture. 
This recipe makes 7 bathe steamers if utilizing a mini muffin pan. If you employ a silicone mould the precise yield will rely on the dimensions of your molds. 

How to Make Shower Steamers FAQ

While the recipe makes use of easy elements, it may be slightly tough to make DIY bathe steamers when you’re a newbie. I’ve discovered just a few methods to make the recipe work higher in case it is advisable troubleshoot!

Add Just Enough Liquid

The citric acid is what offers the recipe a fizzy, foaming motion. If it will get too moist whereas mixing although, it should activate prematurely and your bathe steamers gained’t maintain collectively.

You can use both 80-proof vodka or witch hazel so as to add simply sufficient moisture to carry the steamers collectively. It wets the dry elements sufficient that they’ll stick collectively, however the alcohol can also be slightly drying to stop it from getting too moist.

Get Out the Clumps

Make positive the powder is totally combined earlier than including the moist elements. You may even sift the dry elements collectively first to make this simpler (minus the Epsom salts).

Can I Just Use Water?

Witch hazel has some alcohol in it which is what makes it work right here. Vodka is one other good choice. Don’t fear, the odor from the alcohol goes away as they dry. I don’t even discover it as I’m urgent them into the molds.

My Shower Steamers Fell Apart

Don’t take them out of the molds too early or the bathe steamers will crumble. They want 12-24 hours to completely dry at room temperature. Using an excessive amount of liquid will even trigger them to collapse.

If your surroundings is admittedly humid, like in the summertime or sure climates, you’ll want much less vodka or witch hazel. The dry elements will pull moisture from the air. So regulate the liquid used as wanted.

What are your favourite scents to make use of for DIY tub and bathe merchandise? Ever made bathe steamers earlier than? Leave a remark and tell us!


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