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Video: Homemade Shower Bomb: Live A Spa Experience At Home
What better way to relax than a hot bath? The soap bubbles, the bath bombs that sparkle in the water and the scented candle: they are all a powerful antidote against the winter blues. But how can you benefit from it if you don't have a bathtub available or if you simply prefer to take a shower? A good hot shower is perfectly enough to be able to relax and de-stress. And to enjoy a true spa experience, don't hesitate to use a homemade shower spray that will completely change your morning routine.
The homemade shower bomb: what is it?
The bath bomb and the shower bomb have become increasingly popular in recent years. Colorful and fragrant, they are designed to offer a moment of softness to the skin and the senses. Unlike the bath bomb, an effervescent ball to melt in the bath water, the shower bomb does not contain moisturizing oils for the skin. On the other hand, it contains a large amount of essential oils to provide an exceptional aromatherapy experience.
How to use shower bombs?
Run the shower. Wait a few moments until the bathroom is hot and humid. Place a shower bomb at the back of the cabin. The hot water and the steam released will allow the essential oils to diffuse and exert their beneficial effect. Breathe and enjoy the scent of this little sparkling ball that promotes relaxation and brings well-being. Another option is to put the shower ball in a small organza bag to hang on the wall. So you will feel the scent more intensely.
What types of shower bombs are there?
In general, there are two types of shower bombs: those for aromatherapy and those for colds. They are both made in the same way. The difference is that the aromatherapy shower bomb is designed to improve mood, while the cold shower bomb is designed to decongest a stuffy nose. In this article, we'll show you how to make and customize both types.
Homemade menthol shower bomb to cleanse your sinuses
• 1 cup of baking soda
• ½ cup of citric acid
• ¼ cup of cornstarch *
• 1 tsp. menthol oil or menthol crystals
• 20 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
• 2 tsp. tablespoons coconut oil
• 1 small bowl
• 1 silicone mold
* Using cornstarch is optional, but this powder helps shower bombs dissolve more slowly.
1. Place the baking soda, citric acid, and cornstarch in a small bowl.
2. Incorporate also menthol oil, coconut oil and eucalyptus essential oil. Mix everything. The mixture should hold together when pressed without crumbling.
3. If necessary, spray with a little water until you get the right consistency.
4. Transfer the mixture to silicone molds and allow it to dry.
5. Homemade bath bombs need at least a full day to fully cure. Check them before removing them from the mold to prevent them from crumbling.
6. Once ready, unmold them and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 weeks or in the freezer for 2 months.
Homemade eucalyptus shower bomb for colds and flu
• 20 drops of eucalyptus, lemon, lavender and rosemary essential oils
• ¼ cup of Epsom salts
• ¼ cup of citric acid
• 1 cup of baking soda
• 1 tsp. 1 teaspoon of broken menthol crystals
• Green food coloring (optional)
• 1 spray bottle, filled with water
• 1 silicone mold
* Why use Epsom salt? Rich in magnesium and sulfur, this mineral is very popular in spas. In this recipe, it acts as a stabilizer.
1. Put the Epsom salt, baking soda and citric acid in a bowl and mix them together.
2. Spray water on the mixture and stir. The mixture should have the consistency of wet sand.
3. Add the essential oils and stir again. Stir in the broken menthol crystals.
4. Pour the mixture into the molds, tamping lightly with the back of a spoon.
5. To add a touch of color, fill the molds to ¾. Put a drop of green food coloring in the remaining mixture. Fill the molds to the edge.
6. Let the mixture dry in the molds for at least 24 hours, ideally 48 hours.
7. Unmould the shower bombs and transfer them to an airtight container.
Peppermint Eucalyptus Star Shower Bombs
• ½ cup of cornstarch
• ½ cup of baking soda
• 5 tbsp. tablespoon of witch hazel hydrosol
• 10 drops of peppermint essential oil
• 5 drops of orange essential oil
• 6 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
• Food coloring of your choice
• 1 star mold
1. Combine baking soda and cornstarch in a bowl.
2. Slowly add 5 tbsp. tablespoon of witch hazel hydrosol, making sure to remove any lumps.
3. Once the ingredients are combined, add a drop of food coloring. In this case, a drop of green will give a nice minty undertone to the shower bombs.
4. If the mixture is dry and difficult to stir, add a little more witch hazel hydrosol.
5. Finally, add the essential oils and mix everything together.
6. Use a spoon to fill the silicone mold. This recipe gives 8 small stars.
7. Very pretty, these star shower bombs make a perfect Christmas present for your loved ones or for your colleagues.
Homemade shower bombs to enjoy an aromatherapy session at home
• 1 cup of baking soda
• 1/3 cup of citric acid
• ¼ cup of cornstarch
• 10 g of menthol crystals
• 60 drops of essential oils for aromatherapy (sweet orange, bergamot, eucalyptus, lavender etc.)
1. Start by dissolving the menthol crystals by putting them in a glass with the essential oils.
2. Combine the baking soda, citric acid and cornstarch in a large bowl.
3. Stir in the menthol crystals dissolved in the essential oils. Mix.
4. Add a drop of food coloring of your choice.
5. Mix gently until the texture retains its shape after being pressed into the hands.
6. Put the mixture in the molds and let it dry.
Shower bombs in the shape of roses: a wonderful gift to give or keep for yourself
These DIY rose-shaped shower bombs are perfect for turning the morning shower into a real aromatherapy session. Best of all - you can personalize them by incorporating essential oils of your choice. Choose original molds (flowers, candies, stars, diamonds) and cast unusual bombs that will change your shower routine. Easy to concoct and inexpensive, they are a great DIY gift idea to give or keep for yourself. Just place a bomb at the bottom of the shower and get ready for an explosion of scent.
Which essential oils to prefer?
The choice of essential oils to incorporate in your shower bombs depends on the use you will make of them. In this sense, if you are looking for essential oils for stuffy nose, do not hesitate to consult our detailed article by following the link provided. We also recommend the following essential oils: clary sage, lavender, ginger, tea tree, clove. If it is a shower to relieve tension, prefer a shower spray containing essential oils, such as marjoram, neroli or sour orange, thyme, juniper, tea tree, lavender, l 'ylang ylang and rosemary.
Tips and recommendations
1. When preparing shower bombs, be sure to work quickly to prevent the mixture from drying out in the process.
2. It is recommended to keep the effervescent balls in an airtight container. A mason jar will do just fine.
3. Homemade shower bombs can be stored for 2 to 6 months in a cool, dry place.
4. Mixing wet and dry ingredients too quickly is not recommended. You risk that the mixture will activate and start to fizz.
5. Homemade shower bombs tend to explode in the mold. The most common reason is that the mixture is too wet. This causes a premature reaction.
* Sources: Menthol Shower Bomb: helloglow.co
Eucalyptus shower bomb to cure colds: abeautifulmess.com
Starry Shower Bombs: abeautifulmess.com
Rose shaped shower bombs: fitnessista.com