DIY · Essential Oils

DIY Shower Melts with Essential Oils

Shower steamers (aka shower melts and shower bombs) are a great way to add aromatherapy to your shower! As you’ll see, shower steamers are really very easy to make and only take a few ingredients.  The basic recipe is 1 cup baking soda , 1/3 cup distilled water, and 25 drops essential oil.  Yep, the recipe is very simple.  I think the really fun part is choosing which fun shape you want to make and which essential oil blends to use {see below for a few ideas to get you started}.

Someone mentioned to me the other day about adding essential oils to their shower for their own little spa get away.  Love that idea, because I really don’t always have time for a bath and so it would be awesome to add some oils to my shower.  Well, I dropped two drops of oil in my shower and it was amazing, but didn’t last real long.  Off to pinterest I go, and after “some” time, I found ideas to make shower bombs!   So, yesterday, I made some congestion releasing shower bombs, because I started to feel like I was getting sick.

This is a super easy recipe, with ingredients I already had in the house!

What you will need:

  • 1 and 3/4 c. of Baking Soda
  • 5 drops of Thieves
  • 10 drops of Peppermint
  • 5 drops of R.C.
  • 7 drops of Eucalyptus Globulus
  • 1/2 c. of Water
  • Silicone Molds


Start by adding the baking soda to an empty glass bowl.  Add in your Young Living essential oils.  For this recipe I wanted bath bombs to help ease congestion symptoms.  At the bottom I will suggest other oil combinations!   Stir the oils into the baking soda.  Slowly add the water to the mixture, then stir.  Add the mixture to silicone molds of your choice.  Place in a safe place for 8 hours to let dry. Then when your shower calls for a bomb of oils, place on the floor of the shower and enjoy!


Essential oils for wake up/feel energized/invigorating blends:

  • Peppermint + Orange + Lemon + Lime
  • Lemon + Peppermint
  • Grapefruit
  • Orange + Lemongrass

Essential oils for calming/relaxing/unwind & de-stress blends:

  • Lavender + Orange + Frankincense
  • Lavender + Bergamot + Ylang Ylang
  • Eucalyptus + Spearmint
  • Ylang Ylang + Orange + Cedarwood
  • Patchouli + Sandalwood

Essential oils for uplifting/find your happy place blends:

  • Lemon + Orange + Grapefruit
  • Lime + Spearmint
  • Lavender + Clary Sage + Bergamot
  • Geranium + Lemon + Orange

Essential oils for blends that support clear breathing blends:

  • Peppermint + Eucalyptus + Lavender
  • Rosemary + Eucalyptus + Lavender
  • Thyme + Lime + Eucalyptus
  • Cedarwood + Rosemary + Orange + Frankincense
  • Lemon + Eucalyptus

Do you have your young living essential oils yet?   If not, I would love to help you get started!

Happy oiling!

Love & Sparkle,



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