Experience Invigorating Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

Submitted by Kevin Pederson on January 15, 2013

You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to unwind and relax in a spa. Aromatherapy shower steamers are a quick and cost-efficient way to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy from the comfort and privacy of your home. Shower steamers are excellent anti-depressants and can easily be made with common ingredients from the kitchen and essential oils.

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Ingredients

The chief ingredients of aromatherapy shower steamers are one cup of baking soda, half a cup citric acid, quarter cup each of Epsom salts and corn starch, half a cup of witch-hazel, one sixth cup of honey, and two tablespoons of your favorite essential oil or oils.

How to Make

The method to make steam showers is simple. Sieve all the powdered and dry ingredients to keep away lumps, and then mix them well with a fork.


You can add flower petals if you wish. Mix along with the essential oils. Then in a spray bottle mix one part of honey and three parts of witch-hazel and spray the ingredients thrice quickly. Keep doing this until you can squeeze them together without the mixture crumbling. Once you have achieved the desired consistency, pack them into molds and keep them on a flat surface such as a cookie sheet. Allow them to dry overnight. Your aromatherapy shower steamer is now ready. Place one on the floor next to the shower and allow the released vapors to do their work while you bathe. As the aromatherapy shower steamer melts, it releases the subtle aromas of your favorite essential oils to fill your senses and calm and relax you.

If you are new to aromatherapy, here are some ideas for essential oils that can be used as ingredients in aromatherapy shower steamers. A mint and eucalyptus blend help relieve a blocked nose and sinusitis. Lavender, jasmine peppermint, or rosemary will soothe you. Patchouli is good for the skin and peppermint is beneficial for asthma. Sweet orange helps to treat obesity, improves poor circulation, and helps with stress related problems.

Warnings

The ingredients are not to be taken orally and it is advisable to keep them out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with the eyes. In case of accidental contact, do splash and clean your eyes with water. If you are allergic to any of the essential oils avoid using them. If you are new to aromatherapy, it is also a good idea to consult someone with sound knowledge of this therapeutic art to find out which blend of essential oils is best suited for your aromatherapy steam shower.

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