One of my favorite things I’ve ever made using essential oils were my Vicks Shower Disks. I love popping one of them in the shower when I’m stuffy!
As I’ve been learning more about essential oils and playing around with different scent combos it occurred to me… why not make shower melts with different combinations? Who says you have to wait until you’re sick to use one!
So I found a combination of oils that I wanted to use, and decided I wanted to make the disks a little differently too.
After a little experimentation these were born, and they are awesome for waking you up in the morning and helping you get going!
Here’s what you’ll need-
1/2- Cup Baking Soda
1/4- Cup Citric Acid (you can find this in the canning section of your store or supermarket)
1/4- Cup Corn Starch
Water – you’ll add this gradually but just about a Tbsp
Yellow food coloring (optional I just thought it made them look happy!)
Lemon Essential Oil
Lime Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
(Here’s a post with my favorite resources for affordable Essential Oils)
Silicone mold or liners
In a bowl combine your baking soda, citric acid and cornstarch. Mix until well blended.
Now if you’re using food coloring add a few drops to your water. Add your water in a couple of drops at a time mixing each time. There will be a little fizzing action as the citric acid and baking soda react. You don’t want too much of that, but a little is ok. Add in water a little at a time until the mixture will stick together when squeezed, it doesn’t take much.
Add in 10 drops each of your lemon, lime, and lavender oil. Add 5 drops of peppermint. Mix your oils in thoroughly.
Now press the mixture into your molds firmly. They will puff a bit as they dry so leave a little space at the top.
I used small molds because most morning showers in this house are pretty quick, I usually throw two in for good measure though. Any size will work, how many you end up with will vary on the size of your mold.
Store in an air tight container.
To use just place them on the floor of your shower and inhale their uplifting scent!
Hope these make your mornings a little brighter & easier!!
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