When I made the Peppermint Patties a couple weeks ago I had to buy some peppermint oil for them. Now I have a jar of peppermint oil, and was thinking of other ways to use it, when these Aromatherapy Shower Bombs showed up in my Facebook feed! I knew I had to make them. Oh and I should add, these Peppermint Shower Bombs aren’t for eating, they are for making your shower smell amazing, and for helping you feel a bit better if you’re feeling under the weather.
And, it’s kind of funny, I actually used the same silicone molds for these Peppermint Shower Bombs as I used to make the Peppermint Patties. If I could find that cute star silicone mold that I used for these Chocolate Covered Coconut Bites I would totally make them in that, it’d be great for gift giving, but I can’t seem to figure out where I put it. I definitely recommend using a silicone mold for these, as the flexibility of the silicone made it rally easy to remove the bombs from the mold when they were dry.
I remember many years ago that I bought something like these, and I thought they were the most awesome thing ever. Especially when you’re sick this helps you feel a little better. All that hot steam with the refreshing peppermint scent. Ahhhhh! It seems to me that it helps open the sinus, and clear the mind (I’m not an expert in oils, so that’s just how it makes me feel).
You could use different kinds of oils in these Shower Bombs. Besides peppermint, I think Eucalyptus, rosemary, or cinnamon would be lovely. If you want to combine scents, just use 1-2 drops per oil. Since my shower bombs are all peppermint, I used 6 drops of peppermint oil in my batch.
- ¼ cup to 1/3 cup water
- 3-6 drops of peppermint oil or any combination of oils that you like
- 1 cup baking soda
- Mix ¼ cup water and oil together in a small bowl. Place the baking soda in a separate medium bowl, and stir in the water mixture. You want a dry, thick paste. If the mixture seems too dry, add in a little more water, up to a total of 1/3 cup.
- Fill the silicone molds with the paste, packing the baking soda mixture down tightly. Let dry completely (this might take a couple of days, depending on the humidity level).
- Carefully remove the shower bombs from the molds, and store in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.
- To use, place the Peppermint Shower Bomb in the corner of your shower, and take a hot shower with it there in the corner. It will break down as the water hits it, and release the lovely scent while you shower.
Adapted from The Idea Room