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DIY Shower Steamer


Looking to transform your daily shower into a spa-like retreat? Learn how to make these super easy DIY shower steamer with products and ingredients you might already have lying at home!

These aromatic wonders not only invigorate your senses but also provide several of benefits for your mind and body. Keep on reading if you want to know how you can make your own DIY Shower Steamer.

Benefits of DIY Shower Steamer:

  1. Aromatherapy: Infused with essential oils, shower steamers release therapeutic scents that can uplift mood, alleviate stress, and promote relaxation. One of the most popular essential oils used are eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender,
  2. Respiratory Relief: The steam from shower steamers can help clear nasal passages and sinuses, providing relief from congestion and seasonal allergies, especially one blended with eucalyptus and/or peppermint essential oils.


Ingredients of DIY Shower Steamer


Examples of essential oil blends:

  • Energizing: 20 drops of sweet orange, 20 drops of rosemary and 20 drops of cedarwood
  • Flu or Cold: 40 drops of eucalyptus essential oil & 20 drops peppermint essential oil
  • Relaxing and Soothing: 40 drops of lavender essential oil & 20 drops of geranium essential oil
  • Anxiety relief: 20 drops of geranium, 20 drops of frankincense and 20 drops of clary sage


Instructions DIY Shower Steamer:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine baking soda, citric acid, and cornstarch.
  2. Add essential oils to the dry mixture and stir until well combined.
  3. Slowly add a few sprays water into the mixture while stirring continuously until it reaches a damp sand-like consistency. Please note, that you have to be careful because if you add too much water too soon, the whole thing will fizz up. 
  4. Quickly press the mixture into a silicone molds or an ice cube tray, packing it tightly.
  5. Let the shower steamers dry in the molds for 24-48 hours, or until fully hardened.
  6. Once dry, gently remove the shower steamers from the molds and store them in an airtight container. They will store for up to 6 months in a cool, dark cabinet.


How To Use a DIY Shower Steamer:

Simply place your DIY shower steamer on the floor of your shower, away from direct water flow. As it dissolves, enjoy the soothing steam and aromatic experience. With DIY shower steamers, you can turn your ordinary shower routine into a luxurious spa-like escape, promoting relaxation and rejuvenation with every breath.


  • How long do does a DIY shower steamer last in the shower? They typically last you one shower session
  • Can I add less or more essential oils? Yes, you add as many as you like. I If you prefer a strong aroma you can add more.
  • What essential oil scents are best for DIY shower steamers? 
    • For a calm, relaxing vibe use lavender, bergamot, or patchouli. 
    • For stress relief use citrus scents, like grapefruit, lemongrass, or orange.
    • To help with nasal congestion use eucalyptus, peppermint, or spearmint, or camphor. 
  • Can I use DIY shower steamers as bath bombs?  No. Shower bombs would dissolve so quickly in a tub full of water, it wouldn’t be worth it.
  • What is the shelf life of DIY shower steamer? Shower steamer don't necessarily go bad but do lose their scent over time so we recommend to store them in an airtight container for up to 6 months in a cool, dark cabinet.


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