I’m into making and reselling bath bombs and when i was giving them away to our neighbors to test out prior to selling, i get synonymous answers ” I don’t take baths”. I live in the South, moved here more than a year ago and just realized that a lot of people here are less inclined to use their bath tubs. I don’t know why and I don’t ask.
Given that fact, I decided to make Shower Steamers, exactly for these type of people. They can’t say “I don’t take showers” then I’d be certain that either; they don’t like supporting small businesses or simply don’t like me. That sucks right, oh well that’s life.
Making Shower Steamer is not hard, it’s like making bath bombs less the skin loving oils and butters but high amount of Essential Oils (EO). So the price in the market would be almost the same as bath bombs sometimes higher because Essentail Oils are not cheap. Hopefully people who complain “why is it too much money for a small piece of shower steamer”, well that’s really the reason; high cost of essential oils and per shower steamer contains highly concentrated EO, unless of course e seller is using Fragrance Oils (FO).
Believe me when I say, if you want a more Spa like experience, opt for “only” essential oil shower steamers.
So here’s the ingredients I use for my batch.
1 1/2 cup baking soda
1/4 cup citric acid
1 tsp kaolin clay
2+tsp Essential Oil combined (Eucalyptus and Lavender)
pinch of lavender buds – for aesthetic and additional scent purposes only
Mix everything except for the citric acid, you can add it after you already mix/blend the oil. Quickly finish it up with the witch hazel. Don’t be afraid to get it wet otherwise your batch would be too dry and messy when its time to wrap and package them. The concept is still the same as bath bombs; you should be able to hold a clump and not break when you pass it from one hand to another. If it breaks then spray more witch hazel then quickly put them in the mold, pack it tightly to ensure a smooth and beautiful looking Shower Steamers. Smells so heavenly.
Direction to use:
Place it at the edge of the tub away from the stream but can be easily reached by sprinkle from the shower so to activate the aromatherapy oil vapors. Enjoy!