DIY homemade Peppermint Shower Bombs made with essential oils. I’ve also seen them called Shower steamers or shower melts.
Peppermint Shower Bombs help open the sinus, and clear the mind. Great for when you need a little pick-me-up.
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What you can use these shower bombs for?
These aromatherapy Peppermint Shower bombs are great to use for colds, for stress relief, for congestion, for getting rid of headaches, and for relaxing.
These shower bombs are easy to make, and made without citric acid.
In this post I’ll tell you how to make them, how to use them, and some great info on the benefits of peppermint essential oil. Oh, and these also make great homemade gifts!
A shower bomb, or shower soother, is simply a different version of a bath bomb that melts while you take a shower.
How I ended up with a bottle of peppermint essential oil
When I made the Peppermint Patties a couple weeks ago I had to buy some peppermint oil for them.
Now I have a jar of peppermint essential oil, and was thinking of other ways to use it, when these Aromatherapy Shower Bombs showed up in my Facebook feed!
I knew I had to make these Shower Bombs.
Oh and I should add, these Peppermint Bombs aren’t for eating, they are for making your shower smell amazing, and for helping you feel a bit better if you’re feeling under the weather.
They also make great gifts!
And, it’s kind of funny, I actually used the same (affiliate link) mini star-shaped silicone molds for these Shower Bombs as I used to make the Peppermint Patties.
If I could find that cute star silicone mold that I used for these Chocolate Covered Coconut Bites I would totally make them in that, it’d be great for gift giving, but I can’t seem to figure out where I put it.
I definitely recommend using a silicone mold for these, as the flexibility of the silicone made it rally easy to remove the Peppermint Shower Bombs from the mold when they were dry.
These Peppermint Shower Bombs would also make a great gift for Valentine’s Day. Use a (affiliate link) heart-shaped silicone mold like this one to make cute little hearts!
I remember many years ago that I bought something like these, and I thought they were the most awesome thing ever. Especially when you’re sick this helps you feel a little better.
All that hot steam with the refreshing peppermint scent.
Ahhhhh! It seems to me that it helps open the sinus, and clear the mind (I’m not an expert in oils, so that’s just how it makes me feel).
Can I use different kinds of essential oils?
You could use different kinds of oils in these Shower Bombs.
Since my shower bombs are all peppermint, I used 6 drops of peppermint oil in my batch.
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How to make Essential Oil Shower Bombs
Peppermint Shower Bombs
- ¼ cup to 1/3 cup water
- 3-6 drops peppermint essential oil or any combination of oils that you like
- 1 cup baking soda
- Mix ¼ cup water and oil together in a small bowl. Place the baking soda in a separate medium bowl, and stir in the water mixture. You want a dry, thick paste. If the mixture seems too dry, add in a little more water, up to a total of 1/3 cup.
- Fill the silicone molds with the paste, packing the baking soda mixture down tightly. Let dry completely (this might take a couple of days, depending on the humidity level).
- Carefully remove the shower bombs from the molds, and store in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.
- To use, place the Peppermint Shower Bomb in the corner of your shower, and take a hot shower with it there in the corner. It will break down as the water hits it, and release the lovely scent while you shower.