You may have heard of bath bombs, but have you ever heard of shower bombs? They can work wonders for you and your family, whether you’re feeling sick or you just need a bit of stress relief. The Idea Room recently tried their hand at making some after a bought of sickness made its way into their house. Luckily, they found great success with them.
They are so simple to make and made a huge difference in clearing up our stuffy nasal passages. Shower Bombs are made from Baking Soda, Water and Essential Oils (particularly Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Lavender). You are supposed to take a hot shower and place the Aromatherapy Shower Bomb in the corner of your shower so that is slowly breaks down and releases the oil vapors in the steamy shower. The vapor fill your airways and help ease the discomforts of your sickness and congestion.
Here’s what you need to make them for yourself:
- 1 cup of baking soda
- 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup water
- 3-4 of essential oils (for Cold & Flu Shower Bombs, use 1-2 drops each of eucalyptus, peppermint, and lavender oils). For stress relief, calming effect or other, customize the oils to your preferences.
And here’s what you do:
- Add baking soda to a bowl, then slowly stir in the water. Add just enough water to make a thick paste.
- Add in the oils and mix all together. Note: when you grab a handful of the mixture, it should hold its shape, even when you squeeze. It should feel more dry than wet.
- Fill flexible silicone molds with paste, making sure to pack down mixture tightly. Leave them for a couple of days to dry completely, or bake them at 200 degrees in the oven for 30-45 minutes. If you bake, allow to cool before working with them again.
- Carefully remove bombs from molds and store in an airtight container. Store for up to 3 weeks if stored correctly!