DIY Aromatherapy Shower Bombs

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Life can be stressful when you are dealing with work, relationships, kids, etc. You start to focus more on those situations than on yourself. It can be hard to find a balance between social life and personal well-being. You may think there isn’t a place where you can find peace and relaxation, but we have discovered it, your shower! Although a shower is deemed just a cleansing routine, adding in an aromatherapy shower bomb made from home can make your shower time a mini spa experience.

These shower bombs are easy to make and only require three ingredients, baking soda, water, and the essential oil of your choice. We have essential oil combinations that attend to life’s problems and vaporize them away with the steam of your shower.

Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup water
  • Drops of high-quality Essential Oils (Add these at the VERY end of the process for best results)


  1. Add the baking soda to a bowl and slowly add the water while stirring constantly.  Add just enough water to make a thick paste.
  2. Grab a handful of the paste, it should hold its shape and should feel more dry than wet. If too much water is added, just add a little more baking soda to the mix.
  3. Using flexible silicone molds, pack the-the mix down tightly.  It is crucial to let them dry completely. Or if the molds are oven safe, bake them in a low-temperature oven at 200 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes.  Let cool.
  4. Carefully remove from molds and store in an airtight container, ensuring they have sealed away from any air or moisture for best results.   

The essential oils come into play before you take a shower. Take the oil combination of your choosing and add in the specified drops into the shower bomb. Here is the list of oil concoctions and their purpose:

Clear sinuses: 10 eucalyptus + 10 peppermint

Relaxation: 10 lavender + 10 bergamot

Clearing your mind: 10 lemon + 10 rosemary

Balancing: 10 sage + 5 mint + 5 tea tree

Calming: 5 geranium + 10 lavender + 5 rose

Stress relief, uplifting, strengthening: 5 orange + 5 clove OR 5 cedarwood + 5 lemon

To use, put the shower bomb into the corner of your shower and allow for the steam to break down the bomb and release the essence of you time!