Aromatherapy Shower Steamers DIY

Last Updated on February 5, 2021 by Ellen Christian

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These aromatherapy shower steamers are similar to the shower steamers at Lush but at a fraction of the price. Make a batch today and see.

I love using aromatherapy as part of my wellness routine. There are so many different scents that can help change how you feel. Have you had a chance to try this aromatherapy wristband?

These aromatherapy shower steamers are similar to the shower steamers at Lush but at a fraction of the price. Make a batch today and see.

Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

There are lots of different ways that you can enjoy scented bath products in your shower or bath. You can use handmade soap, bath bombs, bath oils, bath salts, and these steamers. Each one is a little bit different. But, the end goal is to add scent and good-for-you ingredients to your bath or shower routine.

How do you use aromatherapy shower steamers?

These are really easy to use. You simply take one steamer into the shower with you and wet it just a bit under the running water. 

After that, set it in the corner of the shower so that it gets a little bit wet while you’re showering. The splashing water will slowly dissolve the steamer and release the scent.

Don’t place it directly on the shower drain or right underneath the showerhead. That will make it dissolve too quickly.

two aromatherapy shower steamers in a blue soap dish

Are shower steamers worth it?

If you’re going to take a shower rather than a bath, you have fewer options to add scented products easily. So, while they won’t give you the same type of scent that a bath bomb will in a bath, to me they are definitely better than using plain soap.

The oils in the aromatherapy shower steamers will still help you to relax and unwind when you use them. They just won’t be left on your skin when you get out of the shower.

Can you use fragrance oil in shower steamers?

Essential oils are so much better for you than artificial fragrance oils. You will only get the aromatherapy benefits if you use essential oils. 

How long does a shower steamer last?

Shower steamers are meant to be used in one shower. How long it lasts really depends on how long your shower is.

If you want it to last longer, set it out of the direct water. If you take shorter showers and want it to dissolve more quickly, move it closer to the water.

an open box of essential oils

Best essential oils for aromatherapy shower tablets

  • Orange to lift your spirits
  • Eucalyptus for congestion relief
  • Rose for pampering
  • Lavender for relaxing
  • Peppermint for energy
  • Thyme clears your sinuses

Should I use a bath bomb or a shower steamer?

Not everyone wants to take a bath. For many, baths are longer and more relaxing. So, they are best for relaxing afternoons or right before bed.

But, what about people who want to take a shower before work? Or, who shower after their workout at the gym? For those people, aromatherapy shower steamers help you enjoy the benefits of essential oils.

These aromatherapy shower steamers are similar to the shower steamers at Lush but at a fraction of the price. Make a batch today and see.

Can I add flower petals?

Yes, you can definitely add dried flower petals to your shower steamers. Just be aware that if you do, they will end up being on the bottom of the shower once the steamer dissolves. You will need to clean the shower stall.

Can I use my shower steamer tablets as bath bombs?

Yes, you definitely can! Use your steamers as bath bombs and your bath bombs as steamers. Just be sure not to add too much essential oil to your aromatherapy shower steamers so it doesn’t irritate your skin.

Easy bath bombs tutorials

ingredients needed to make this project

How do you make shower steamers?

The process to make aromatherapy shower steamers is really almost identical to making bath bombs. Just check out the easy directions below. 

Supplies:

  • ½ cup baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons water

the step by step photos to make this craft

Yield: 8

Aromatherapy Shower Steamers DIY

These aromatherapy shower steamers are similar to the shower steamers at Lush but at a fraction of the price. Make a batch today and see.

These aromatherapy shower steamers are similar to the shower steamers at Lush but at a fraction of the price. Make a batch today and see.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 25 minutes
Difficulty moderate
Estimated Cost $20

Materials

  • ½ cup Epsom salts
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 40 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • Soap molds or bath bomb molds

Tools

  • Bath bomb mold

Instructions

  1. Combine the Epsom salts and baking soda in a medium-size bowl, making sure to get rid of any clumps that may have formed.
  2. Add essential oil and water, stir well.
  3. Spoon mixture into one half of a bath bomb or soap mold of your choice and press the mixture down to fill the entire mold.
  4. Let set for 24-48 hours, and remove from the mold.
  5. Store in an airtight container.
  6. To use, place near shower drain.

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