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:
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?