Essential Oil Shower Steamers

DIY Essential Oil Shower Steamers

It’s no secret I’m a lover of bubble baths. I used to get giddy around the holidays just to see what new bath bombs Lush brought out and loved trying new products. Therefore, you can understand the convincing Ian had to do in order for me to move into an apartment – without a bathtub!  I went through a period of mourning, but have since adapted my “pamper night routine” to be shower-friendly.

DIY Essential Oil Shower Steamers

While I no longer can soak beneath the multicolored foam of a Lush bath bomb, I can still enjoy uplifting scents while I shower. Sadly, these shower steamers don’t come covered in glitter or release flower petals, but they get the job done. When placed in your shower they gently fizz and dissolve as they release the scent of essential oils. They are the perfect addition to your daily routine, pamper night, or with the right oils – a natural remedy for a stuffy nose.

DIY Essential Oil Shower Steamers

Essential Oil Shower Steamers

Ingredients:

  • 2 C. baking soda
  • 1 C. citric acid
  • 1 C. cornstarch
  • 2-3 Tbs. water
  • Essential oils of your choice

Directions:

  • Line muffin tins with paper casings
  • Mix together the baking soda, citric acid and cornstarch. Add one tablespoon of water at a time until the mixture reaches a snowball consistency.
  • Spoon the mixture into the muffin tins and set aside over night.
  • Store the shower steamers in an airtight container.
  • Add 1-2 drops of essential oil on the shower steamer before use. Place away from the direct stream of water and enjoy!

 

Aromatherapy Candles

DIY Aromatheraphy Candles

My cozy evening staples include a furry blanket, fuzzy socks, and a calming candle. Combine those elements with a good book or bubble bath and you are set for a relaxing night. I may have a slight obsession with candles (I have a dedicated cupboard just for their storage) and I’m often found in the candle aisle at TJ Maxx or Target smelling new scents.

DIY Aromatheraphy Candles

I’ve dabbled around with making my own candles at home, but I never tried scenting them with essential oils. When I was visiting my parents a few weeks ago I raided my mom’s craft supplies and came back with enough soy wax to make two mason jar candles. I picked two Eden’s Garden oil blends: stay alert and harmony.

DIY Aromatheraphy Candles

I’ve been lighting a candle on my desk while I work and I’ve enjoyed the light, uplifting scent each of these gives off. With a bit of ribbon, these would be cute gifts to give friends and family members!

Aromatherapy Candles

 

Supplies:

  • Soy wax melts
  • Candle wicks
  • Clean Jars
  • Essential Oil(s)

How To:

  • Clean out the containers you will be using for the candles
  • Melt enough soy wax melts on medium heat to fill the number of candles you want to make
  • Once the wax has melted, add drops of essential oil until you reach your preferred scent strength
  • Place a wick in the middle of each candle container and slowly pour in the melted wax
  • Let cool and trim the wicks if needed