Learn how to make these simple DIY lavender tea tree shower steamers with simple ingredients, scented with your favorite combination of essential oils!
Shower steamers are not only easy to make, they are great to have in the fall and winter months to help open up nasal passageways when the family has colds.
Keep them in the bathroom and throw a few in the shower – let them slowly dissolve and release their aroma while you wash up. Not only will it help open your nasal passage it’s quite relaxing, too!
This DIY is a simple way to create a bunch of shower steamers for yourself or family/friends. Double the recipe to make even more to have (and give as gifts!) You could pair them with a nice pair of warm, fuzzy socks and some herbal lavender sachets to make a really beautiful gift idea.
Looking for more essential oil projects and DIYs?
Lavender Tea Tree Shower Steamers
Makes 9 shower steamers
Create these refreshing shower steamers easily with just a few basic ingredients and a cylinder mold.
- ½ cup baking soda
- ½ cup epsom salts
- 2 tablespoons water
- 10 drops tea tree essential oil
- 30 drops lavender essential oil
- Kiwi soap colorant
- 15 Holes Cylinder Silicone Mold
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
First, gather your ingredients together on a flat surface. You’ll want to combine ingredients into a small bowl and stir well.
Use the spoon to add mixture to the mold. Press mixture down into the silicone mold. Then, let set for about 48 hours to fully harden.
Gently pop out of the mold and store in a tightly covered container away from moisture. To use, place one or two at the bottom of your shower.
These shower steamers are a breeze to make and can really make a beautiful gift for friends and family. Personalize with your own combination of essential oils, colorants or skip the colors altogether!
Other Essential Oil Combinations
There are a few essential oils that would be wonderful options:
Lemon – clears a sluggish mind and helps promote alertness
Spearmint – a stimulant, also promotes positive emotions
Eucalyptus – clears the mind and helps improve focus
Orange – promotes positive emotions and serves as a stimulant
If you are using essential oils, I highly recommend the Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Worwood.
If you are expecting or have little children, it’s best to invest in this additional book by Debra Raybern as well.