DIY Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

*Update: After using these for a while and experimenting with different ways to use them I have found what I believe is a better way. I found that if they aren’t sealed in an airtight container the initial smell gets weaker the longer they are stored. My solution is to make them without adding the essential oils. Then right before you get in the shower add 3-4 drops of essential oil. They can last for 3-4 days so you can simply refresh them each time you shower until they are gone.

This video shows you how to make easy DIY aromatherapy shower steamers at home. Shower steamers can give you a spa experience right in your own shower.


  1. 2 Cups Baking Soda
  2. 1/2 Cup Citric Acid
  3. 1/2 Cup Cornstarch
  4. 30 Drops Essential Oil


Mix together baking soda, citric acid, and cornstarch. Add essential oil 10 drops at a time and mix thoroughly after adding every 10 drops. Use fine mister with distilled water to SLOWLY add water until the mixture is the consistency of wet sand. Place into molds. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside to dry. Once dry, remove from molds and place into an airtight container.

To use these shower steamers you simply need to place one in the shower away from the direct stream of water. This will allow them to last longer. The indirect splashing of water droplets and steam will slowly melt the steamer, releasing the essential oils and providing you with a spa-like experience in your own shower.

Essential Oils To Use

In these shower steamers, I used Sweet Orange essential oil. You can purchase it through our store here. You can use whatever is your favorite essential oil to get the effect you want.

Citrus essential oils are uplifting and have a fresh clean scent.

Eucalyptus essential oil is great to relieve congestion from respiratory illness.

Rosemary can be used when you desire to maintain concentration and mental acuity.

Just pick your favorite essential oil, or you could create your own blend. You could add 10 drops of 3 different essential oils and include a top note, middle note and base note oil to personalize your shower steamer to your own preferences.

Give this easy DIY aromatherapy shower steamers recipe a try and let me know how they work for you in the comments.