This months DIY post is by my lovely contributor, KARA. Once a month some girl friends and I take turns hosting craft night, I am thinking this will be the perfect craft the next time I host! I hope you all are loving this series as much as I am! If you have made anything from the DIY series, Id love to see them!
DIY Aromatherapy Shower Melts
I don’t know about you but taking a nice hot shower is one of my favorite things in life, especially on one of these cold winter days. Being a new mom, days where I can take a long relaxing shower is few and far between, so I decided to create some essential oil shower melts for those precious ones I do get. I’m excited to share them with you today and hope you love them!
What you need:
1 cup baking soda
4-5 TBSP Water
20-30 drops of essential oils of choice
(I made one batch with 10 drops each of Lavender, Eucalyptus, and Lemongrass, and one batch with 15 drops orange and 15 drops peppermint)
Medium mixing bowls
Silicone or plastic candy mold
(I found this flower one at Hobby Lobby)
Add your baking soda to a medium sized mixing bowl.
Start with two tablespoons of water and add your essentials oils to it. I prefer my shower melts a little strong so I did 30 drops per batch. For the first batch, I did 10 drops each of lavender, lemongrass, and eucalyptus, and the second batch: 15 drops each of orange and peppermint.
Next, add your water/oils to the baking soda and use your hands to mix the baking soda and water together. Continue to add water tablespoon by tablespoon until you get the right texture. I ended up using about 5 tablespoons of water. The texture should resemble powdery snow (the kind you can make a snowball out of- see below).
Next, press your baking soda and water mixture into you silicone mold. Be sure to press down firmly so that the imprint of the mold comes out well. This yielded about nine shower melts for me, but it will depend on the size of your mold.
Pop your silicone mold in the freezer for at least an hour. Then carefully remove them from the mold by pushing them out from the bottom.
If you find that your molds tend to melt at room temp, keep them in the fridge or freezer until ready to use. I decided to wrap mine in plastic wrap and use stickers to label them, I’ll store them in a glass jar.
Now all you have to do is place them in the shower when you are ready for some relaxing scents! I like to put mine on a ledge or somewhere a bit out of the way of the water pressure so they don’t melt too quickly.
These would also make a fun gift! The combinations are endless. Next, I plan to do a mixture of peppermint and eucalyptus that I think will be great to have on hand for cold & congestion relief.
Thanks for reading, and happy relaxing!