They are so simple to make. Shower Bombs are made from Baking Soda, Water, and Essential Oils (particularly Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Lavender). You are supposed to take a hot shower and place the Aromatherapy Shower Bomb in the corner of your shower so that is slowly breaks down and releases the oil vapors in the steamy shower.
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup water depending on your humidity
- **3-4 drops of high-quality Essential Oils Add these at the VERY end of the process for best results
Add the baking soda to a bowl and slowly add the water while stirring constantly. Add just enough water (between 1/4 and 1/3 cup of water) to make a thick paste.
When you grab a handful of the paste, it should hold its shape when you squeeze it in your hand and should feel more dry than wet.
Do not add too much water. If you do…just add a little more baking soda to the mix.
Fill your molds (silicone flexible molds are the best so they can be removed easily as they can be a little crumbly) with the paste. Pack them down tightly. Let dry completely (this is crucial). Mine took a couple of days to get a nice solid shape. Or bake them in a low-temperature oven (if your mold is oven safe) at 200 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes. Let cool.
I used a mold – silicone works best!
Carefully remove from molds and store in an airtight container. Humidity will cause them to break down. It should be good up to a few weeks if stored correctly.
**Add the essential oils to the shower bombs right before use in the shower or bath for best results!
Enjoy a relaxing shower one of these babies!