Inhaling a few drops of essential oils during your morning or nightly shower can help you: improve immunity, relax, unwind, energize, detoxify, relieve cold symptoms and most importantly... promote happiness! Many essential oils (like lavender and the citrus family) are effective antidepressants and mood boosters. I'm still in the midst of an extensive Medical Aromatherapy certification and love sharing tips and tricks from classes along the way. These shower bombs are similar to your bath bombs, you put the tabs on the shower floor, the steam from the shower carriers the essential oils to your nose. Making the bombs is just as therapeutic as using them because you're working with the delightful aromas. Make these with friends and family and watch their moods lift!
Essential Oil Suggestions:
Relaxation: Roman Chamomile, Bergamot, Lavender, Sage, Clary Sage
Wake-Up: Peppermint, Rosemary
Happy: Neroli, Sweet Orange
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/4 tsp bentonite clay
2 ML Essential Oil (Try mint for waking up in the morning. I also love Eucalyptus.)
Mold of any type, we use silicon baking molds for these
Optional, Natural Colorants like mica powders or dried/powdered herbs
Mix all of your dry ingredients together in a bowl, making sure to mix out all clumps. Distribute everything evenly. Add you essential oil and mix thoroughly. Next, you're going to gently add in your witch hazel. In class, we use a spray bottle. You don't want to add too much liquid because the reaction will cause your show bombs to fizz. You want just enough to where the consistency is like wet sand. When the consistency is right, press your shower bombs into your molds and let it dry overnight.
Just writing this up has me excited to mix more batches to sell next month online and at local markets (If you're local, I'll be at The Landing for Art Walk). These are delightful to make and use. I hope you'll experiment with different blends for different needs...or just for fun!