In this recipe we show you how to create your own shower fizzers from natural and toxin free ingredients.
What are Shower Fizzers?
Shower fizzers are small, soap-like shapes that can be placed in the bottom of a shower. When water hits them, they create a fizzy, bubbly effect. Shower fizzers are made with essential oils and other natural ingredients, which can help to create an aromatherapy experience while you shower. They can also help to exfoliate your skin and leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated.
Thanks to the power of essential oils, you can turn your shower into a five-minute spa session that will help to release tension and clear your mind.
Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular and versatile oils used in aromatherapy. Its calming and relaxing properties make it ideal for use in a variety of settings, including during massage, in the bath, or in a diffuser. lavender oil can also be helpful in reducing anxiety and promoting restful sleep. When used topically, lavender oil can soothe irritated skin and support healing. Its pleasant scent makes it a popular choice for use in a variety of natural products, including cosmetics and household cleaners.
Chamomile essential oil has a wide variety of aromatherapy benefits. It is known to be calming and relaxing, making it a popular choice for use in diffusers and massage oils. Chamomile can also help to relieve stress and tension headaches. When used topically, chamomile oil can help to soothe skin irritations and reduce inflammation.
You know those days when all you want to do is have a long soak in the bath, with a book and a glass of the good stuff, but life just laughs in your face and hands you your to-do list?
This super easy DIY is for those days.
Those days when time just forces you to settle for a shower. Trust us though, these aromatherapy fizzing melts will leave you wondering why you were so fussed about having a bath in the first place.
To make 15-20 small shower melts you will need:
- 1 Cup Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda)
- ½ Cup Citric Acid
- ¼ Cup Corn Starch
- ¼ Cup Coconut Oil
- 5 Drops of Lavender essential oil (or add more to your preference)
- 5 Drops of Chamomile essential oil (or add more to your preference)
- The contents of Two Chamomile Tea bags
Step Two: Add in your Coconut Oil and mix to bring the dry ingredients together until it resembles something like chunky bread crumbs.
Step Three: Now for the most important bit, adding in your Essential Oils.
Mix them in thoroughly and then add in your Chamomile Tea. This will create texture and make the melts look extra pretty if you want to give them as gifts.
Step Four: Pack the mixture into silicone moulds or glass ramekins lined with cling film. Make sure to press it down firmly and then leave it to dry for 24 hours. They’re worth the wait, we promise!
Step Five: Turn the moulds out and enjoy!
To use your luxurious new melts, just place them in the base of your shower, preferably out of the direct water stream. The larger you make them, the longer they will last.
Those made in the average ice cube tray will probably fizz away for around 5 minutes each, but the gorgeous scent will last for a lot longer! Store them in an airtight container or bag to keep them strong and smelling sweet.