Shower Melts Recipe With Lavender

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Are you feeling stressed with no time for a relaxing bath at the end of a long day? This shower melts recipe with lavender is made with common household ingredients and infused with essential oils. It’s the perfect way to relax and unwind with aromatherapy while enjoying a regular shower.

Shower Melts Recipe

A relaxing hot bath, with candles, and a good book sounds absolutely glorious. But honestly, I don’t have time for that luxury on a regular basis. If you’re like me and don’t have time for a bath or just prefer taking a shower, these homemade shower melts for the shower are the answer.

Using essential oils in the shower will deliver the same benefits of aromatherapy as a bath bomb, but can be easily added into your daily schedule.

This shower melts recipe only requires 3 ingredients, contains all-natural ingredients, and can be customized with any of your favorite essential oils. Shower melts make great homemade gifts for wedding or baby showers, holidays, house warming, Mother’s Day, or even a girls spa day.

Lavender Shower Tablet

What are shower melts?

Basically, a shower melt is a tablet or ball that dissolves in water and releases a delicious aroma. They are made with baking soda and essential oils and work similar to a bath bomb. Rather than placing them into a tub of water, shower melts are placed on the floor of the shower. The water activates the fizzing reaction of the baking soda, and releases the essential oils into the air.

How to Make Shower Melts

This shower melts recipe will make around 15 tablets with the silicone molds I used.

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Materials

  • Baking Soda: Holds the scent of the essential oil and gently cleans the shower floor. It provides the fizziness when water hits the shower melt.
  • Lavender Essential Oil: Lavender has so many great natural qualities. It’s calming aroma is great for rest and relaxation. Lavender helps to quiet the mind and ease stress & anxiety, making these shower melts perfect for a shower before bed.
  • Water
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spatula or Spoon
  • Silicone Mold: This is the silicone mold I used. But really, you can use any silicone mold shape you like.
  • Baking Sheet
Shower Melts Recipe

Shower Melts Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, combine the baking soda, essential oil, and water. Mix together to form a paste.

Place the silicone mold on a baking sheet.

With a spatula or spoon, add the paste to the silicone molds. Press the mixture tightly into each mold to remove any air bubbles, and smooth the tops with your fingers.

Place the pan with the mold into the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow tablets to cool completely before removing from molds (1-2 hours).

Store in an airtight container out of direct sunlight.

How to Use Shower Melts

Place one shower melt tablet on the far end of the shower floor, away from the direct stream of water. Avoid placing the shower melts directly under the water, otherwise it will dissolve too quickly.

Breathe in the delicious aromas of the essential oils and enjoy!

Jar of Shower Tablets

Storing Shower Melts

Store the tablets from this shower melts recipe in an airtight container out of direct sunlight. I like to store mine in glass canning jars similar to these. Not only do these shower melts look pretty stored in glass jars, but it helps to keep the moisture out too.

Use shower melts within 1 month for best results. They will last longer, but the essential oil scent will not be as strong.

Tips for This Shower Melt Recipe

  • When making the shower melt paste, do not add too much water. The paste should resemble damp sand, and you should be able to squeeze the paste and it holds it’s shape.
  • Try other essential oils in this shower melts recipe. Vanilla, orange, lemon, juniper berry, or eucalyptus all have wonderful scents and are great for aromatherapy.
  • Be sure the shower melts are fully cooled before storing or using them.
  • Store the shower melts in an airtight container out of direct sunlight. I like to store mine in glass canning jars.
  • Use shower melts within 1 month for best results. They will last longer, but the essential oil scent will not be as strong.
  • Play around with different silicone molds. Have fun with different shapes and sizes!
  • Keep the shower melt out of the direct stream of water in the shower otherwise they will dissolve too quickly.
Shower Melts Recipe

Homemade Lavender Linen Spray

Looking for another way to use lavender essential oil in addition to this shower melts recipe? Check out this blog post where I shared how to make homemade lavender linen spray with dried lavender and lavender essential oil.

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Shower Melts Recipe With Lavender

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Lavender Shower Melts Recipe

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Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Resting Time:2 hours
Total Time:2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 5 drops Lavender Essential Oil

Equipment

  • Silicone Mold
  • Baking Sheet
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spatula or Spoon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the baking soda, essential oil, and water. Mix together to form a paste.
  • Place the silicone mold on a baking sheet.
  • With a spatula or spoon, add the paste to the silicone molds. Press the mixture tightly into each mold to remove any air bubbles, and smooth the tops with fingers.
  • Place the pan with the mold into the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow tablets to cool completely before removing from molds (1-2 hours).
  • Store in an airtight container out of direct sunlight.

Notes

  • When making the shower melt paste, do not add too much water. The paste should resemble damp sand, and should be able to squeeze the paste and it holds it’s shape.
  • Try other essential oils in this shower melt recipe. Vanilla, orange, lemon, juniper berry, or eucalyptus all have wonderful scents and are great for aromatherapy.
  • Be sure the shower melts are fully cooled before storing or using them.
  • Store the shower melts in an airtight container out of direct sunlight. I like to store mine in glass canning jars.
  • Use shower melts within 1 month for best results. They will last longer, but the essential oil scent will not be as strong.
  • Play around with different silicone molds. Have fun with different shapes and sizes!
  • Keep the shower melt out of the direct stream of water in the shower otherwise they will dissolve too quickly.
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Servings: 15 melts

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