I love bath soaking salts, but baths just aren’t always practical, especially in the mornings before heading into the office. Then it’s just showers, which typically aren’t that leisurely. But an aromatherapy shower disc is an easy way to make your shower more relaxing, and they are super easy to make in your own kitchen using just three ingredients! You can customize the scent, and baking the discs dries them out enough to be handled.
Here’s what you need to make baked aromatherapy shower discs:
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- 1 cup baking soda, which is an excellent binder, and water
- 20-30 drops of essential oil, depending on how strong you want the scent to be. I used eucalyptus essential oil to add a lovely, relaxing scent. You can use any scent you’d like–just one or a mix of many.
- Mixing bowl, spoon, oven, and cupcake mold (I love this silicone mold! We got two for Christmas from my parents. Nothing sticks and it’s super easy to clean).
And here to make them:
(Don’t use any ingredients you’re allergic to, and always spot test new ingredients to make sure you don’t have a reaction to them 🙂 Use your best judgment.)
Step 1: Mix the baking soda and essential oil (I used eucalyptus), adding a few drops at a time and stirring as you go.
Step 2: Once thoroughly mixed, begin adding just about a tablespoon or two of water at a time. The goal here is to get the consistency of wet sand. Eventually I ditched the spoon to kneed and mix with my fingers…this is the easiest way to work out the last of the stubborn crumbles. Obviously no pics here because my hands were caked with baking soda.
Step 3: Press the mixture into the bottom of the silicone mold using a spoon; fill only the bottom quarter to half of each mold. Bake for approximately 5 minutes on low heat at 170 degrees. This dries out and solidifies the shower discs. The might rise just a bit as they bake, much like cupcake batter does.
Once they’ve cooled, pop them out of the molds and save them in air-tight containers.
And enjoy the lovely aroma!!