Aromatherapy Shower Fizzies

  • Difficulty:beginner
  • Time:20 minutes
  • Yields:Six Shower Fizzies

At the end of a long stressful day, nothing beats a steaming shower. The hot running water and soothing vapors create a great way to relax and unwind. If you’d like to improve your next shower, these Aromatherapy Shower Fizzies harness the power of aromatherapy to create a calming experience. Use the ‘Soothing Blend’ to unwind in the evenings and, the ‘Awakening Blend’ to perk up your mornings.

Simply toss the fizzy on the floor of the shower and let the aromatherapeutic vapors envelope you. The “Awakening Blend” below is the perfect way to get moving in the morning. The citrus essential oils are uplifting to the spirit and smell amazing too. Easy to make, these shower fizzies will make showering your favorite part of the day!


What You’ll Need:

1/2 cup Sodium Bicarbonate
1/4 cup Citric Acid
Witch Hazel
Droppers
Guest Mini Celtic Kells Knot Mold

Soothing Blend
2 ml Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil
1 ml Ylang Ylang III Essential Oil

Awakening Blend
2 ml Litsea Essential Oil
1 ml Red Brazilian Mandarin Essential Oil

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ONE: Add baking soda and citric acid in a large bowl and mix to combine. The baking soda and citric acid may form clumps. Use your fingers to break them up or sift the powders through a strainer.

TWO: Now add the essential oil blend of your choice. Usage rate can be higher than you would do with a traditional bath fizzy because these are meant to be inhaled, not sat in. Suggested blend amounts are above (3-4 ml per batch) though you can go all the way up to 1/4 ounce of the blend for the mixture. If you go this high, this a lot of oil. You might not even need to use witch hazel (as described in step four).

THREE: Stir the essential oils into the powders. Using your hands is the easiest method. Tip! Wear gloves if you want to protect your manicure, citric acid will dull nail polish.

FOUR: Depending on the moisture level of the current mixture, spritz the bath bombs with witch hazel. It should take between 5 – 7 spritzes. The mixture should be wet enough so when you squeeze the powder in your fist it holds its shape when you open your hand. You want to spray enough so that the powders stick together and aren’t crumbly. Be careful though because spraying too much can cause the mixture to fizz prematurely and ruin your shower fizzies.
FIVE: Once the powders hold shape, use your fingers to press the powders into the mold and produce a smooth top.

SIX: Unmold the bath fizzies after an hour and allow them to fully dry out overnight. Keep in mind that because there is such a high concentration of essential oils in these bombs, they are not meant to soak in a bath tub! Instead, set them on the floor of your shower and allow the steam to carry the scent.

How do you de-stress? Do you have any favorite essential oil blends to wake you up or calm you down?

48 Responses to “Aromatherapy Shower Fizzies”

  1. Jessica says:

    I’m really excited about these! I have tossed sad/ugly bathbombs on the floor of my shower in the past, but the scent didn’t quite do it for me. But this is the perfect solution to wanting a relaxing experience, but not wanting or being able to take a bath. Hooray! Can’t wait to try them

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  3. vanessa onwughalu says:

    omg! Wil def be trying this x

  4. Toni says:

    I love the essential oil blends that have been posted lately. I love to use them, but I don’t know how to blend very well and do not want to waste them. I can’t wait to try these as I also love making bath bombs but have no tub to use them in in and usually give them away.

  5. ML says:

    I made these for my DH, he has allergies and sometimes just cannot breathe. So a hot shower with one of these does help. But I must remind him he forgets even if he is suffering badly.
    I did not make the lavender ones yet, but I hope to.

    • Kelsey says:

      Hi ML!

      That’s great to hear! It’s amazing what essential oils can do. :)

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

      • Alexandra says:

        ML try making them with Eucalyptus it helps a lot for the breathing and people with asthma, we have breathing problems in our home (sinuses & asthma) and eucalyptus does wonders ;)

    • cathy says:

      I have been making these for some time- they are awesome! There is a sinus blend that got me though this spring- 1.5 ml eucalyptus 1.5 ml peppermint (2nd dist) and .5 ml tea tree.

      All these are great for allergies and such <3

  6. Barb says:

    What eo would I use to alleviate symptoms of a cold? Eucalyptus? Would I combine that with something? This is a really nice idea!

  7. Trisha Noble says:

    Great idea! I learned bath fizzies a few weeks ago and yes indeed witch hazel (if you use too much) and make them premature fizz. So no matter how often you stuff them back into your molds a huge marshmallow will still form afterward. (but you can still use them in the bath).

    Shower fizzies make so much sense!!! I love it! Thank you for another great idea!

    • Kelsey says:

      Hi Trisha!

      I’m so glad you like this recipe! :)

      Witch Hazel is a better binding agent than water, but you’re right – too much will cause those fizzies to react!

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

  8. Alyssa says:

    These look great! I’m wondering if you could give suggestions for an essential oil or blend of separate oils to use for these fizzies when one is congested or has a cold? Maybe Eucalyptus? Mint? Both? What would you suggest?

  9. Michelle says:

    These look wonderful thanks.

  10. Cindi says:

    How many fizzes does this make?

  11. Barb says:

    It is early where I am so maybe I am missing this… but how much baking soda is used as I see you need it in the directions, but don’t see how much in the recipe??

  12. Hana S says:

    How do we store these? Is there the same danger of them ‘losing’ their fizz as bath bombs have? Thanks!

    • Kelsey says:

      Hi Hana!

      If you don’t plan to use them right away, a great way to store them is wrapping them in plastic wrap or putting them in an air-tight container.

      If you live in a humid climate, they can morph or start to react prematurely. No fun!

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

  13. Marcy says:

    Can u make them different colors?

  14. Carly says:

    I want to make a bunch of these, but it’s so humid here I’m afraid leaving them out will just make them melt. Can I put them in an oven on warm to dry/harden instead?

    • Kelsey says:

      Hi Carly!

      A great way to store these is to wrap them in plastic wrap or put them in an air-tight container and keep them in a cool, dry place.

      We haven’t put them in the oven, so I’m not sure how they would react! You may want to try a small test batch to see. :)

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

      • Carly says:

        I’m definitely going to try putting them in the oven for a bit to try and harden them up – leaving them out overnight right now would just cause them to melt instead of hardening! I’ll have to come back here and report what happens!

  15. Vicki says:

    Will very small amounts of dry colorants such as micas, oxides, or even clays or paprika work in these shower fizzies?

  16. Maggy says:

    Hi. Do I need to use a flexible mold for the shower fizzies like you do for soap, or can I use a new, metal mini muffin pan? The mini muffin size seems perfect. If I can use the muffin pan do I need to prepare the pan in any way so the fizzies will pop out before adding the fizzie ingredients? Thank you.

    • Kelsey says:

      Hi Maggy!

      We didn’t use a metal pan, so I’m not entirely sure! I think it should be fine though. You may want to line it with wax or freezer paper to make sure they pop out. :)

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

  17. Lena says:

    Hi, how much fragrance oil can I use in these? Is it the same rate as EOs?

    • Kelsey says:

      Hi Lena!

      That is correct – just substitute the same rate of fragrance oils for the essential oils. :)

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

      • Lena says:

        Thank you, Kelsey! My husband kinda ruined my excitement today when I said, Imagine shower fizzie smelling like our fav coffee FO! He said, Why would I want a coffee shower fizzie if I want to smell my citrus soap…

        • Kelsey says:

          Hi Lena!

          I would love a shower filled with the smell of coffee! It’d perk you up right away. :)

          -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

        • Sarah J says:

          I have seen one entry on Etsy that says put them in as you’re about to get in, so the bath room & shower have the scent before you get out the soap/shampoo. Do that and you could have the coffee first, then the citrus! :)

  18. Sarah J says:

    Love this!! Works much better than my previous attempts. I LOVE this mold too.

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