This is a simple How-To on DIY Shower steamers, I also have pictures in this post of shower steamers that we personally make which are not the same as the instructions, they have natural dyes in them that are safe for skin and not staining to your shower/tub.
With the cold weather creeping in this is a prime time for respiratory issues to hit home.
These shower steamers can help provide you and your family with some much-needed relief as the seasons change.
Here’s what you’ll need for homemade shower steamers:
Epsom Salts – you can pick these up at most grocery or drug stores, and use them for several things, including a detoxifying Epsom salt bath or making your bath salts.
Baking Soda – the same stuff you keep in your kitchen helps hold these shower steamers together.
Essential Oil – I’m using peppermint essential oil in this recipe because I love peppermint’s sinus-clearing, eye-opening, tingly feeling. You can use any scent you prefer. Eucalyptus is also a popular choice for shower steamers or try an immune-boosting blend or a relaxing blend.
Dried Peppermint Leaves – these are optional, but I love the look of the peppermint leaves in these shower steamers. They add a little extra peppermint umph to the steamers, although most of the peppermint scent will come from the essential oil.
The Associations of Peppermint
When you are performing spells, it is helpful to know what herbs correspond with certain intentions. By adding herbs with the right correspondences, you can make your magic even more powerful. Here are some of the main correspondence of peppermint.
- Gender: Masculine
- Elements: Fire and Air
- Planet: Mercury
- Deities: Persephone, Nyx, Hades, and Hecate
- Astrological Signs: Virgo, Aquarius, Aries, and Gemini
- Tarot Card: The Fool
- Types of Spells: Cleansing, purification, healing, divination, luck, money, success, and love
Can You Make Shower Steamers Without Citric Acid?
YES, absolutely! This shower steam recipe contains no citric acid, and they work beautifully. Citric acid is primarily used to make products like bath bombs or shower steamers fizzy. If you prefer a fizzy shower steamer, you’ll want a recipe with citric acid.
However, it’s unnecessary to make a shower steamer that does what it’s supposed to do, provide aromatherapy STEAM in the shower.
DIY Shower Steamers
Homemade shower steamers are easy to make and create a spa-like aromatherapy shower experience. This simple recipe has no citric acid and includes peppermint for a sinus-clearing, awakening steamy shower.
- ½ cup Epsom salts
- ½ cup baking soda
- 2 tbsp water
- 25 drops of peppermint essential oil or your fave mint [spearmint works wonderful too, candy cane, or even eucalyptus]
- 1 tbsp dried peppermint leaves, mint leaves or spearmint leaves
- A silicone mold of your choosing, disc types work best.
- Add the supplies to a small bowl and stir well.
- Fill 12 mold cavities with the mixture and press it down.
- Allow to sit for 24 hours, check after an hour, and then press the mixture down again.
- Once completely hardened, remove from the mold and store in an air-tight container.
- To use, place one shower steamer on the shower floor, away from the stream of water.
- Makes 12 steamers
- Store in an air-tight container away from water.
- These will keep for six months.
How To Make Shower Steamers Last Longer
Read on if you’ve tried shower steamers before and noticed they disappear quickly. A shower steamer is not meant to last for the entire shower, but there are a few things you can do to help your shower steam reach its full potential.
Don’t place it under the water stream. This is the most critical piece to make sure your steamer gets steamy. You want the hot water to slowly melt away the shower steamer, releasing the essential oil goodness throughout your shower. Please place it in the corner of the shower, away from the direct stream of water. Allow it to dissolve slowly.
Keep your shower steamers somewhere dry when you’re not using them. You want them to stay dry until it’s steamy shower time.
If you would like for us to make you some and save you the hassle of the DIY you can always hit up our shop or send us a message at any time.