What are Shower Steamers?
Shower steamers are small tablets made of baking soda, citric acid, and essential oils. When placed in the shower, the steam from the hot water activates the tablet, releasing the essential oils and creating a spa-like experience.
What You’ll Need
To make shower steamers at home, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- Baking soda
- Citric acid
- Essential oils of your choice
- A mold (such as a silicone ice cube tray or muffin tin)
Step 1: Mix the Dry Ingredients
In a bowl, mix together 1 cup of baking soda and 1/2 cup of citric acid. These two ingredients will react when they come in contact with water, so it’s important to mix them evenly.
Step 2: Add Essential Oils
Add 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oils to the dry mixture. You can use a single oil or create a blend of oils for a custom scent. Mix well to distribute the oils evenly throughout the mixture.
Step 3: Add Water
Using a spray bottle, add water to the mixture slowly while stirring constantly. You want the mixture to be wet enough to hold its shape when pressed together, but not too wet that it starts fizzing. It’s best to add the water slowly to avoid over-wetting the mixture.
Step 4: Mold the Steamers
Once the mixture is the right consistency, press it into your mold of choice. You can use a silicone ice cube tray, muffin tin, or any other mold that will hold its shape. Pack the mixture tightly into the mold and smooth out the top.
Step 5: Dry and Store
Let the shower steamers dry overnight or until completely hardened. Once dry, remove them from the mold and store in an airtight container. To use, simply place one or two steamers on the floor of your shower and let the steam do the rest.
FAQ about How to Make Shower Steamers
Q: Can I use food coloring to make my shower steamers more colorful?
A: Yes, you can add food coloring to your mixture if you want to make your shower steamers more colorful. However, be aware that it may stain your shower or your skin.
Q: Why do my shower steamers keep fizzing and falling apart?
A: If your shower steamers keep fizzing and falling apart, it’s likely that you added too much water to the mixture. Try adding the water more slowly or using less water overall.
Q: Can I use any essential oils for my shower steamers?
A: Yes, you can use any essential oils you like for your shower steamers. However, be aware that some oils may be irritating to the skin, so it’s important to do your research before using them.
Making your own shower steamers is a fun and easy way to enhance your shower experience. With just a few ingredients, you can create custom scents that help you relax and breathe easier. Give it a try and see how much more enjoyable your showers can be!