Cold and flu season is upon us, so I wanted to share something that will help with your nasal congestion during this not so lovely time of year – these DIY eucalyptus shower melts. Add one to the bottom of the shower, and these shower melts will help to relieve that nasal congestion while you shower. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Please keep in mind that these are not bath bombs, so they should never be used in the bath tub. These eucalyptus melts are strictly for the shower, as the essential oil in these will help to clear your nasal passages while you shower. To use, simply turn on the water in the shower, then hop in. Place one of these DI eucalyptus shower melts in the bottom of the shower. The steam from the hot water, and the eucalyptus essential oil will work together to help clear out nasal congestion.
Making your own products for the bath and shower is so easy, and far less expensive than it costs to purchase these items at the store. In fact, we have an entire category specifically for DIY bath and beauty that you should check out. I’m sure you will find some things that you would love to make!
How do you make a homemade shower melt?
Homemade shower melts are easy to make with just a few simple ingredients like baking soda, Epsom salt, water and essential oil.
What is a shower bomb?
A shower bomb is water activated to provide an aroma in your shower.
DIY eucalyptus shower melts
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1 cup Epsom salts
- 4 tablespoons water
- 80-100 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
- 2 tablespoons dried eucalyptus leaves
- Bath bomb molds (2.2 inch)
- Combine the baking soda and Epsom salts. Stir very well, making sure to get rid of any lumps that may have formed in the baking soda.
- Add the eucalyptus leaves and stir into baking soda/Epsom salts mixture.
- Add essential oils, then add water and stir well. You should have a somewhat pasty mixture that will form into a ball or shape well.
- Spoon mixture into one half of a bath bomb mold, pressing firmly to fill the entire mold.
- Let set 24-48 hours to set.
- To remove from mold, flip mold over and tap lightly with a spoon. They should come out fairly easily.
- Store in an airtight container and put one in the bottom of the shower close to the drain to help alleviate nasal congestion.