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.
Besides peppermint, I think (affiliate links) Eucalyptus, rosemary, or cinnamon would be lovely. If you want to combine scents, just use 1-2 drops per oil.
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
- 1 silicone mold
- 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.
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Is it the peppermint oil you bake with or a essential oil?
Do they only keep for 2 weeks? I would like to give as stocking stuffers or office coworker gifts. Thoughts?
Miranda, peppermint oil means essential oil (the other stuff is peppermint extract). Thanks for the question I’ll update the “recipe”.
Tensie, I’ve kept them for longer than 2 weeks, but the fragrance does tend to disappear over time. If making them for gifts, you might want to increase the amount of oil you add to begin with, try doubling it. The fragrance should last that way.
Hi, can you freeze these to prolong shelf life? Thanks!
Crystal, These can be frozen, but the oil will lose some of it’s power. I’d probably refresh them after freezing with some more peppermint oil.
Hi there. Wondering if they will keep longer if refrigerated? 2 weeks is such a short shelf life & I’m trying to make these as gifts for sectoral women now to give in February…
MommaTab, if you want to make them a bit farther in advance, I’d suggest adding more peppermint oil to them. Try doubling the amount. Make sure to keep them in a tightly sealed container; the less air around them the better. I think the fridge will also help make it so the oils don’t break down as fast. What a nice gift to give – something you made yourself. 🙂