These wake up shower melts are the perfect pick-me-up for your morning! Using a great blend of essential oils they’ll have you ready to go in no time!
When I was growing up I always swore I’d never become a coffee drinker. My dad drank a ton of coffee and my sister had a pot a day habit by her senior year in high school. I said I’ll never be addicted to caffeine and need coffee to get me going in the morning.
Then my second son was born… and he decided that sleep was not a thing he would do, and for almost 3 years yours truly didn’t sleep through the night.
Coffee became my friend! And it still is, we’re besties, it helps me get moving in the morning and wakes me up in the afternoon.
However, I’m always looking for even more ways to pep up my morning and make getting my day started even easier! I love essential oils so I thought it was a great idea to make something up to utilize their power to help me feel energized!
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 these wake up shower melts were born!
After a little experimentation, these are great, 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.
After you mix it together create a little well in the middle, we’ll be putting our essential oils and water in there.
Add in 10 drops each of your lemon, lime, and lavender oil. Add 5 drops of peppermint. Mix your oils in thoroughly.
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.
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 silicone muffin wrappers, filed about 1/4 of the way up, because most morning showers in this house are pretty quick. Any size will work, how many you end up with will vary on the size of your mold.
You can store these in an air tight container right in your bathroom so they’re easy to grab and use!
To use just place a wake up shower melt on the floor of your shower and inhale its uplifting scent!
Hope these make your mornings a little brighter & easier!!