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DIY Shower Steamers with Essential Oils

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An easy and inexpensive gift option! Use your favorite essential oils to customize these shower steamers. Place them on the floor of your shower and enjoy a spa experience.

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch (or arrowroot powder)
  • Essential oils (I used lavender)
  • Water
  • Optional: food coloring

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the baking soda, citric acid, and cornstarch. Carefully, add 1 tablespoon of water and mix well.
  2. Add another tablespoon of water and mix well.
  3. At this point, the mixture should be able to be packed together into the molds (or into spheres). If you need more water, add it a tablespoon at a time and remember that a little goes a long way! It should feel like moist sand.
  4. Stir in the essential oils (I used 30 drops of lavender for 15 steamers. I would max out at 40 drops), and food coloring (around 12 drops) if using.
  5. Pack into molds or shape into spheres and allow to dry overnight.
  6. The next morning, pop them out and store in a covered container. To refreshen the fragrance if you’re storing these for over a week, add a drop of oil to the shower steamer before using.

Notes

  • Use any essential oils you like and you know work well for you. Some of my faves are rose absolute, lavender, frankincense, tea tree, and eucalyptus.

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