Turning Showers Into Spas With a DIY Shower Steamer

Try this fragrant, sizzling trend.


Self Care, Calm, DIY
Natural, healing ingredients for making your own shower steamer at home.

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Making your own shower steamer transforms any shower into a sweet-scented spa. When water drops onto your steamer, it releases essential oils into the air, elevating your shower experience! There are shower steamers for each and every mood, be it to induce energy, calm, or relieve congestion.

Bath bombs have been a popular home spa trend since 1989, according to Sassy Direct. While a bath bomb offers the ultimate in relaxation, what do you do if you have no tub at home, or can rarely find the time for a long soak? The answer is a shower steamer!

Also called a shower bomb or a shower melt, these DIY versions are easy to make and can be stored in an airtight container for up to two months, according to Busy Bliss. Although you can buy them online or at a shop, they are so simple to make at home, why not give it a try? Here are five self-care shower steamer recipes that could turn your next shower into a spa.

Energizing Shower Steamer

This DIY shower steamer recipe from Busy Bliss is a great morning wake-me-up. It uses a perky mix of peppermint and citrus essential oils to help you get your day going. All you need is corn starch, water and your favorite essential oils. You can keep your shower steamers in the fridge or freezer until you are ready to use one.

Eucalyptus Shower Melt for the Cold Season

These are ideal to have on hand during cold and flu season. This recipe from Busy Bliss uses baking soda, water, eucalyptus oil, peppermint essential oil, and lavender essential oil. To add bright color, you can mix in soap colorant from your local craft store.

Place your shower melt at the bottom of your stall, run a steamy shower, and breathe in these healing oils!

Natural ingredients for making your own shower steamer.

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Seasonal Allergy Steamer

My Frugal Home suggests you leave your shower melts unscented and then add the essential oils of your choice right before you step into the shower. This way, you can tailor the scent to your needs and the essential oils will be fresh from the bottle. For allergies, you can combine lavender, peppermint, and lemon essential oils.

A pink shower steamer dissolves in a woman’s hands.

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Migraine Steamer

This recipe from My Frugal Home may help alleviate the pressure of migraines, and is relieving, especially when inhaling the essential oils in steam form. Simply combine rosemary, lemon, and peppermint oils into the standard recipe. Peppermint helps stimulate blood flow, and may relieve tension headaches.

Colorful shower steamers created in different shapes.

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Sinus Steamer

Those who are looking for sinus relief may enjoy stepping into this steaming shower! My Frugal Home suggests making the recipe with eucalyptus and peppermint oils. The eucalyptus oil may help dry up congestion so you can breathe better. Run a hot shower, and let the melt do its magic as you breathe in the healing vapors!