When buying gifts for family and friends, I recently decided that I would have a more ‘healthy living’ focus when it came to my purchases. With ideas like focusing on hobbies they like to do outside or beauty products like these shower melts that spoil them a little, giving the gift of health has been a lot of fun for me and those receiving the gifts.
Shower melts are really easy to make. I mean, if I can make them.. and I am not a crafty person..then just about anyone can make these. With just a little Epsom salt, baking soda, and your choice of essential oils, these shower melts will have you breathing easy and relaxing in your very next shower.
What Are Shower Melts
I had no idea what shower melts were until I saw them in a store one day. I grabbed a couple different ones to try at home to see if they really worked.
I was a little leery of what they were really going to smell like and was thinking I would be smelling like lavender all day long. Yet, once I tried my first one, I was really pleased with how they worked.
I used the lavender one since I was taking an evening shower and it very calming and relaxing. The aroma wasn’t overpowering at all and the melts didn’t make any kind of a mess.
Let’s Try Making Some
Although I am not a DIY’er per say, there are some projects that I am open to trying if they look easy enough to make. These shower melts, were just that type of product.
Before I get into the recipe, I want to share that it is always a good idea to check with a health practitioner before adding something like aromatherapy to your lifestyle. If you have small children, breathing issues, or any other type of allergy or health concern, it’s a good idea to ask first before using these.
They Really Are This Easy
When you see the list of ingredients, you’ll see what I’m talking about. These shower melts are extremely easy to make and take no time to prepare.Print
How To Make Healing Homemade Shower Melts
These Homemade Shower Melts are easy to make and perfect for a nice, relaxing shower.
- Category: Gifts
- Combine baking soda and Epsom salt in a medium bowl. Mix together.
- Slowly add water, and using clean hands, mix until you have a good ‘snowball’ type consistency.
- Add essential oils slowly until you achieve a nice, strong scent.
- Place in silicon molds* or use cookie cutters on top of parchment paper for a fun design.
- Allow to dry overnight or until hard.
- Store in an air-tight container
You can also cut the mixture in half before you add the essential oils and make two or more different types of shower melts.
Turn Your Shower Into A Healing Shower
Depending on what essential oil you choose will dictate what type of experience you will have.
The other night, my husband was dealing with some sinus issues, so right before he jumped in the shower, I put a pepper mint shower melt that I had made in. As the warm water hit the shower melt, the peppermint aroma began to help ease his sinus pressure and clear his head.
So far, I have only made lavender and peppermint shower melts, but here are some of the other scents I’m looking forward to trying:
- Frankincense: is said to help with inflammation and supports a healthy brain (who doesn’t need that?)
- Lemon: is said to cleanse the body and is a mood enhancer.
- Grapefruit: is said to boost metabolism (great for a morning shower)
- Orange: is also said to be an anti-inflammatory scent, helps with depression, and is an antiseptic
There are a ton of different shower melts that you can make, so it’s all up to you what you are in the mood for.
We have been using these for about a week or so now and I’m thinking the next time I make them I will make them half the size. The 2 inch ball ones lasted through almost 4 showers when placed in the back of the tub! It was great, but would like to have them not last so long so we could switch out the scents more.
We just left them in the tub in between showers, which worked perfectly, but if it had dissolved faster, I would have been able to use a different scent.
What Do You Think?
Do you think you could make something like this? Or do you already make your own shower melts? Leave me comment and let me know!
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy and healthy day!
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