Spearmint Eucalyptus Shower Steamers

Refreshing Spearmint Eucalyptus Shower Steamers

These spearmint eucalyptus shower steamers are so refreshing it’s ridiculous! Learn how to make these DIY shower steamers with a strong fresh, clean scent fit for the spa. 

For many of us, there’s nothing more comforting and relaxing than a warm bath. Especially when accompanied by luxurious flower bath salts, an exfoliating lemon lavender sugar scrub, soft homemade honey soap, and glowing tea light candles.

But, who says only bath bathtub owners get to have all the luxuries? 

It turns out you can pack a lot of luxury into a shower steamer! If you’re a fan of luxurious bath soaks, but lack a bathtub – shower steamers are the next best thing!

Enjoy a spa-like steam shower when you learn how to make these DIY shower steamers. This simple recipe for spearmint eucalyptus shower steamers is so refreshing it’s ridiculous! 

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These DIY spearmint eucalyptus shower steamers are so refreshing it’s ridiculous!

What Are Shower Steamers?

Shower steamers are in fact the bathless bomb. Those without a bathtub or lacking time for a long bath soak can enjoy all the loveliness of a bath in the shower.  

Shower steamers come in many shapes and sizes including discs like these pictured above and shower tablets that I make for stuffy sinuses. No matter the size or shape a shower steamer is designed to only be used in the shower. 

They lack moisturizing ingredients that are typically included in bath bombs and are best enjoyed through aromatherapy. You see when they melt the aroma of the steamer is released into the air. 

Where should a steamer be placed in a shower?

When it comes to how to use shower steamers, you should place a steamer at the edge or corner of the floor in your shower. A placement that is just out of the water’s reach is ideal. They should never be submerged nor placed under the direct spray of water. 

When water or steam reaches the disc it will begin to melt and release its refreshing aroma into the steam. 

What you want is only the droplets of water bouncing off the walls, floor, and you, for that matter, to hit the shower steamer. It’s even better if the steam of the shower alone melts the disc. Because like a candle, the slower the burn, the better the fragrance. 

Related To: How to Make a Candle Last Longer

How Do You Make Shower Steamers Smell Stronger?

How Do You Make Shower Steamers Smell Stronger?

Well, since shower steamers aren’t intended to be applied to the skin it’s very easy to make them smell stronger. You can basically toss all you’ve learned about essential oil dilution and fragrance load out the window! 

I suggest starting with the base from the recipe below and then separating it to test with different amounts of fragrance. You may want to add a pinch of different colored mica powder to keep track of which steamer has which amount of fragrance. It also should be noted the quality of the essential oils you use can have a factor in the strength of the aroma. 

I’ve found the amount of essential oil in this recipe very refreshing. The beautiful spikes of eucalyptus not only make for great home decor, but they also have a smooth herbal scent that is readily used in eucalyptus essential oil. And spearmint, prized for its highly refreshing mint aroma and taste, adds a bright, sweetness to this shower steamer recipe with spearmint essential oil and spearmint leaves picked from my herb garden. 

Together this blend of essential oils is a duo of minty herbal freshness commonly used in spas and bath products. And now you can enjoy it at home with this DIY shower steamer recipe!

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If you enjoy the refreshing clean scent of spearmint and eucalyptus, you’ll be smitten by how easy this shower steamer recipe is to make.

How Do You Make Eucalyptus Shower Steamers with Spearmint?

If you enjoy the refreshing clean scent of spearmint and eucalyptus, you’ll be smitten by how easy this shower steamer recipe is to make. This recipe makes six shower steamers and I know you’ll want to make it again and again to enjoy endless spa steam showers!

Shower Steamer Recipe Ingredients:

1 tablespoon eucalyptus leaves

6 fresh spearmint leaves

25 drops eucalyptus essential oil 

35 drops spearmint essential oil

½ cup citric acid

2 tablespoons French gray sea salt

1 cup baking soda

1 large round silicone mold

Witch hazel in a spray bottle

How to Make Spearmint Eucalyptus Shower Steamers:

To begin place one spearmint leaf at the bottom of each section of the round silicone mold. Add 1 cup of baking soda and 2 tablespoons of French gray sea salt into a large glass or metal mixing bowl. (If you want a fine grain or smooth finish use a handheld sifter or fine mesh strainer to process each of these ingredients through.)

Next, combine a 1/2 cup of citric acid with the mixture and whisk well with a stainless steel whisk to combine.
Then, add 25 drops of eucalyptus essential oil and 35 drops of spearmint essential oil while whisking to thoroughly incorporate each into the dry mixture. (For reference, a 5ml bottle of essential oil contains 100 drops.) 

Now spritz the mixture with witch hazel from a spray bottle, whisking as you go (If the mixture begins to fizz or foam, stop adding witch hazel or slow down the rate you are adding it). Squeeze the shower steamer mixture in your hand, if it holds its shape when you drop it back into the bowl, it’s ready! 

Scoop the shower steamer mixture on top of the spearmint leaves. Use the bottom of a mason jar to press the mixture into the mold. Repeat until you’ve filled all six sections of the mold. 

Allow the shower steamers to dry uncovered in the silicone mold for 8 hours or overnight. After drying, place a cookie sheet or wood cutting board on top of the shower steamers in the mold. Turn it upside down and then as needed gently press each shower steamer out of the mold. 

You’ll want to store these in an airtight container in your bathroom until used in your shower. 

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Those without a bathtub or lacking time for a long bath soak can enjoy all the loveliness of a bath in the shower with these refreshing DIY spearmint eucalyptus shower steamers!

Spearmint Eucalyptus Shower Steamers

Yield: 6 shower steamers

If you enjoy the refreshing clean scent of spearmint and eucalyptus, you’ll be smitten by how easy this shower steamer recipe is to make.

Materials

  • 1 tablespoon eucalyptus leaves
  • 6 fresh spearmint leaves
  • 25 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 35 drops spearmint essential oil
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • 2 tablespoons French gray sea salt
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1 large round silicone mold
  • Witch hazel in a spray bottle

Instructions

  1. Place one spearmint leaf in the bottom of each section of the round silicone mold. Add 1 cup of baking soda and 2 tablespoons of French gray sea salt into a large glass or metal mixing bowl. (If you want a fine grain or smooth finish use a hand held sifter or fine mesh strainer to process each of these ingredients through.)
  2. Next, combine a 1/2 cup of citric acid to the mixture and whisk well with a stainless steel whisk to combine.
  3. Then, add 25 drops of eucalyptus essential oil and 35 drops of spearmint essential oil while whisking to thoroughly incorporate into the dry mixture. (For reference, a 5ml bottle of essential oil contains 100 drops.) 
  4. Now, spritz the mixture with witch hazel from a spray bottle, whisking as you go (If the mixture begins to fizz or foam, stop adding witch hazel or slow down the rate you are adding it). Squeeze the shower steamer mixture in your hand, if it holds its shape when you drop it back into the bowl, it’s ready! 
  5. Scoop the shower steamer mixture on top of the spearmint leaves. Use the bottom of a mason jar to press the mixture into the mold. Repeat until you’ve filled all six sections of the mold. 
  6. Allow the shower steamers to dry uncovered in the silicone mold for 8 hours or overnight. After drying, place a cookie sheet or wood cutting board on top of the shower steamers in the mold. Turn it upside down and then as needed gently press each shower steamer out of the mold.

Notes

You’ll want to store these in an airtight container in your bathroom until use in your shower.

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Those without a bathtub or lacking time for a long bath soak can enjoy all the loveliness of a bath in the shower with these refreshing DIY spearmint eucalyptus shower steamers!

So, if you lack a bathtub or time for a long bath soak, you can enjoy all the loveliness of a bath in the shower with this refreshing shower steamer recipe. 

Did I mention these make a great gift for Father’s Day? With Father’s Day around the corner, make him a refreshing DIY spearmint eucalyptus shower steamer he can’t resist! 

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