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Succulents Shower Melts: Essential Oil Shower Melt Recipe

Essential Oil Shower Melts

It’s time to kick back and relax with some self-care time! I love using essential oils to make easy handmade products like sugar scrubs, but shower melts are SO much fun! They are REALLY easy to make, and you can make a bunch and give them away as gifts. 

To get started, you will need baking soda, corn starch, essential oils, a silicone candy mold, and food coloring. 

Shower Melt Supplies

Essential Oil Shower Melts

Essential Oil Shower Melts

To get started, mix the dry ingredients (corn starch and baking soda) in a bowl. Add in 2-3 drops of food coloring and start mixing and mashing. Using two different shades can give the succulents more dimension!

Essential Oil Shower Melts

Add 7-10 drops of essential oils of your choice. Feel free to do blends if you wish. You can try peppermint shower melts too. Add one teaspoon of water at a time to the mixture. Mix well. Your mixture should take on the consistency of damp sand but still be able to be “packed” well into your mold. 

Essential Oil Shower Melts

Continue to add water (you will add about 1/3 cup total) until your mixture is soft and moldable. Pack the mixture tightly into your mold. Let it sit in a cool and dry place for 24 hours. This will allow the melts to fully dry out and harden. Remove from the mold and keep in an airtight container. 

Essential Oil Shower Melts

The key is to find a mold you like! You can use a succulent mold or another flower mold for this design. You can find them at Hobby Lobby, Walmart, Joann’s, or wherever they have cake decorating supplies. 

Essential Oil Shower Melts

 How to Use Shower Melts

To use, place on the shower floor before your shower begins. When the water hits the melt will activate and release the oils. 

Succulent Shower Melts

Succulent Essential Oil Shower Melts

Yield: 8-10 melts depending on the mold used
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $20

A quick and easy DIY for shower melts!

Materials

  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons of corn starch
  • Eucalyptus, lavender, or peppermint essential oil
  • Green food coloring (we used two different shades, neon and regular)

Tools

  • Silicone candy mold

Instructions

    1. Mix the dry ingredients (corn starch and baking soda) in a bowl. 
    2. Add in 2-3 drops of food coloring and start mixing and mashing. Using two different shades can give the succulents more dimension!
    3. Add 7-10 drops of essential oil of your choice. Feel free to do blends if you wish.
    4. 4. Add ONE TEASPOON of water at a time to the mixture. Mix well. Your mixture should take on the consistency of damp sand but still be able to be "packed" well into your mold. 
    5. Continue to add water (you will add about 1/3 cup total) until your mixture is soft and moldable. 
    6. Pack the mixture tightly into your mold. Let it sit in a cool and dry place for 24 hours. This will allow the melts to fully dry out and harden.
    7. Remove from the mold and keep in an airtight container. 

    To use, place on the shower floor before your shower begins. When the water hits the melt will activate and release the oils. 

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Succulent Shower Melts

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