Have you ever wanted to know how to make a shower bomb or shower soother? It’s merely a different version of a bath bomb that fizzes and fizzles while you take a shower. It’s a great project and a perfect gift idea. (VIDEO BELOW!)
Shower bombs are perfect for taking a quick “wake me up” shower as the aroma, and the steam will help wake you up.
If you are looking for something relaxing, consider trying these Stress Away Shower Soothers after this project!
Shower Bombs Recipe
I love these.
Generally, I am a shower person since I am always 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 like a “spa.” Check out how easy these are to make.
Below are the ingredients you will need for a shower bomb. I include a few affiliate links so you can see 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 a 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 critical to 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 moist.
How to make shower soothers
I then took the mold and my tablespoon and scooped the mixture into the mold. It takes about two 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 right and compact. Allow the mixture 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 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.
Stress Away Shower Soothers are also fantastic and easy to make. You can find them here!
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Peppermint Shower Bombs Recipe
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 20 drops essential oil Peppermint, or your favorite
- 1 1/2 tbsp water
- 6 drops food coloring
- Pour the baking soda and citric acid into the mixing bowl of a stand mixer and stir well.
- In a small bowl add water, essential oil, and food coloring. Mix well.
- Turn the mixer on low and then slowly add three to four drops of the essential oil mixture at a time. DO NOT POUR. Keep the mixer ON and slowly add the drops
- Drop tablespoons full of the mixture into your desired mold and pack the mixture well.
- Once the mold is filled, set it aside and allow the Shower Bombs to air dry for 4-8 hours. If you're not in a rush, let them dry overnight for best results. Carefully pop them out of the molds and let them continue to dry if needed.
- To use one of the shower bombs, place it in the shower or the bath tub with water and allow it to fizz.
- Store these shower bombs in an airtight container in a dry place. I like to store mine in mason jars.
- Gift these in little tiny mason jars. It’s always a favorite gift for our teachers during Christmas!
- Use different colors, essential oils, and molds to make different shower bombs and designs.