DIY Shower Melts

DIY Shower Melts | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

By now, we’ve probably all heard of and even tried bath fizzies, but have you tried shower fizzies? Similar to a bath bomb, but not quite such that it immediately disintegrates, a shower melt (fizzy) allows favorite essential oils to permeate the shower steam, and lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, and other oils can all offer an amazing addition to the shower when added to this homemade fizzy recipe.


I actually discovered shower melts last winter when I had a cold I could not kick. My friend brought over a basket with tea and these little shower melt hearts that were laden with eucalyptus oil. Not only did adding one of these to my shower that day help relieve my sinus congestion, it actually made the shower more relaxing, like a day at the spa.

After trying them with much success when it came to helping clear my sinuses, I decided to try my hand at making some homemade shower melts with this recipe. I have experimented with adding lots of different kinds of oils, but my favorite right now is 10 drops of peppermint oil, 10 drops of lavender and 5 drops of bergamot oil.

Ingredients for Shower Fizzies

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 20-25 drops essential oil(s) of choice
  • witch hazel for spritzing
  • Silicon molds with small shapes
  • spray bottle

How to Make DIY Shower Steamers
Step One

Place baking soda and citric acid in bowl, stir well. Now, add 20-25 drops of the essential oil or oils of your choice. For helping stuffy sinuses, peppermint, tea tree and eucalyptus would be good choices.

Step Two

Spray mixture with witch hazel until slightly damp. Do not get this overly wet, the consistency should now resemble wet sand.
Shower Steamer Recipe

Step Three

Mold the mixture into the silicon mold shapes. Press in until firm. Allow to dry for 4 hours.

Step Four

Press on the back of the mold to release your shower melts. Stretch the mold a bit around one to loosen, if needed. Store these in an airtight container or jar.

To Use:

Place a shower melt near the water but not directly in it. The heat and steam will allow it to release the essential oils during the shower, helping relax you and open up sinuses and breathing passages.

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