Have you ever wanted to know how to make a shower bomb, or shower soother? It’s simply a different version of a bath bomb that fizzies and fizzles while you take a shower. It’s perfect for taking a quick “wake me up” shower as the aroma and the steam will help wake you up.
I REALLY love these. I am generally a shower person since I am constantly running in 500 directions. I honestly can’t remember the last time I took a nice, long bath. These make the quick shower experience a little more “spa” like. Check out how easy these are to make.
Below are the ingredients you will need for a shower bomb. I am including a few affiliate links so you can see exactly what I used.
How to Make a Shower Bomb
- 2 cups Baking Soda
- 1/2 cup Citric Acid
- 20 drops Peppermint essential oil
- 1 1/2 Tbsp water
- 6 drops food coloring if you want different colors (I used blue)
- Silicone Mold or other shape making product
- dropper and small bowl
If you have a Kitchen Aid mixer, this may be the easiest thing to use. Pour the baking soda and citric acid into the mixing bowl and stir well.
In a small bowl, add water, essential oil, and food coloring. Mix well.
Turn the mixer on low, and then add three to four drops of the essential oil mixture at a time. DO NOT POUR. It’s very important to just do a few drops at a time, and while the mixer is ON.
Once you have all of the ingredients mixed, you should have a light colored damp mixture. You don’t want it wet like a paste, just damp.
How to make shower soothers
I then took the mold and my tablespoon and scooped the mixture into the mold. It takes about 2 tablespoons of mixture per mold piece.
Once you have all of the mold full, take the spoon and press down to make sure they are good and compact. Allow to sit for a few hours to rest and begin to dry.
After a couple of hours carefully remove the shower bombs from the silicone mold and allow to continue to dry overnight.
You want to make sure they are in a safe place so they don’t get wet.
I like to keep these in a jar on the counter so when it’s shower time I can just grab one and go.
I love how refreshing the smell is, and how the steam and the Peppermint help open up my head congestion right when I need it. It’s a nice “wake me up”, too.
If you loved this tutorial on How to make a Shower Bomb, and are looking for other uses for essential oils, check these other ideas out!