Sometimes the closest I get to some spa time is the 5-10 minutes I slip away to take a shower while the kids are napping. It’s sacred time, people! 😉 Lately I’ve been trying to think of ways to make shower time a “treat yo self” experience. Yummy smelling shampoos, fancy masks… but recently I’ve been loving these little DIY shower melts.
The peppermint and eucalyptus (with a touch of orange) smell SO incredibly refreshing and always make me feel more awake and ready for my day!
Step One: In a bowl, combine 1/2 cup of baking soda and 1/2 cup of corn starch. Stir.
Step Two: Slowly add 5 tablespoons of witch hazel to your mixture, making sure you get out any lumps. Once combined, add in a drop of food coloring. I added a touch of green to give it a minty looking color. If your mixture seems a little dry and hard to stir, add just a touch more of witch hazel. Finish by adding in 5 drops of orange, 10 drops of peppermint and 6 drops of eucalyptus essential oil to your shower melts.
Step Three: Once everything is combined, use a spoon to fill your silicone mold. This recipe made 8 small stars.
Step Four: Put your shower melts in the freezer overnight to harden. Keep in a cool place like the fridge to prevent them from melting. When you’re ready to use your melts, simply put them in your shower away from direct water so it can melt slowly. I like to put mine on the ledge of the bath in the corner or on a soap holder. For a little boost of smell, add an extra 1-2 drops of essential oil to your shower melt once it’s in the shower. Breathe in and enjoy!!
These make the perfect gift for anyone in your life in need of some “me time”! (or try another one of our spa/beauty DIYs for more relaxation) 😉 Store or give them in a cute jar or bowl, and don’t forget to keep them chilled! If you love the idea of a shower melt but don’t want to make your own, you can also just grab a ready-made one and get right to the relaxing part (or try these bath bombs when going for a soak!)…Lots of love, Sav.
Credits//Author and Photography: Savannah Wallace. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.