Tis the season. Unfortunately, I’m not talking about Christmas, I’m talking about cold & flu season. Both my daughter and I are starting to feel colds coming on. I’ve currently got a sore throat, and I know pretty soon I’ll be blowing my nose, hardly able to breathe… My daughter is in the same spot, so I thought I’d try making some shower bombs we can toss in a nice warm shower, allowing the scent of eucalyptus and peppermint to soothe.
What You Need to Make Shower Bombs
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- Baking Soda
- Essential Oil- You can try a blend, or add drops of single oils such as Peppermint and Eucalyptus. (Not sure where to buy essential oils? Check out this post.)
- Glass Mixing Bowl– When working with essential oils, it is always best to use glass vs plastic.
- Silicone Mold– I had that hardest time finding a silicone mold, so I have provided the link to the one I bought on Amazon.
- Air-Tight Container for Storage
How To Make Shower Bombs
Pour one cup baking soda into a bowl. S-l-o-w-l-y add 1/4-1/3 cup water until it forms moist clumps. (I know the word “moist” is disliked by many; add it to the word clumps, and it’s even worse. Sorry about that). Add 20-30 drops of essential oil and stir those in. (I love using Peppermint and Eucalyptus in equal amounts, so 10-15 drops of each). At this point the mixture should hold its shape. If it’s too dry, add a bit more water; too thin, add a bit more baking soda.
Press the mixture into the a silicone mold, and allow it to completely dry. This requires a little patience 🙂 It will take 12-48 hours (depending on the temperature and humidity level in your home) for the bombs to completely dry out while sitting on your counter.
Once thoroughly dried, pop the bombs out of the mold and store them in an airtight container. I always like to add a label so people know what they are 🙂
When you are ready to use them, place one bomb in the corner of the shower. As the hot water flows, it will slowly “melt” the bomb, releasing the aroma.
I sure hope you avoid the germs of the season, but if you happen to catch a little bug, go ahead and give these a try.
Other Options For Shower Bombs
For a little pick-me-up in the morning, try combining 10-15 drops, each, of Peppermint and Lemon essential oils in place of the oil(s) listed above. For something calming, try Lavender.
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Robin Lane says
Do they need to be covered while they dry out?
I don’t cover mine, I just let them sit on the counter and air-dry.
Mary Tumey says
THANK YOU SOO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR GREAT EXAMPLES OF HOW TO MAKE LAUNDRY SOAP AND THE FABULOUS BATH BOMBS! IM SOO EXCITED TO TRY THE BATH BOMBS BUT DUE TO “THE STAY AT HOME ORDER BY OUR GOVERNOR”, I AM GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT FOR MY MINI MUFFIN PANS, BUT I MADE THE LAUNDRY SOAP AND I STARTED MY FIRST LOAD!!!
Tianna Eddy says
Hello! Can you tell me how many this makes? Or how many cups of mix? thanks 🙂 Can’t wait to try it!
Erin Meyer says
Sorry it took me a bit to get back to you. I actually needed to make more of these for the winter season, so I decided to make them first so I could give to an accurate amount. Using the silicone mold linked to in the post, I was able to make a dozen shower bombs. Each mold is approximately 1 inch in diameter, just to give you a feel. Hope that helps.
Tianna Eddy says
Thank you so much. I appreciate it!
I hope you and your daughter feel better before Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and your family. I am looking forward to more posts from you in 2016!!
Erin Meyer says
Thanks Susan! We are both doing a whole lot better, and luckily were able to make it to all the Christmas festivities. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Happy New Year!… well, in a few days. 🙂