During colder months, steamy showers are especially nice. Make them even more satisfying with easy-to-make, effervescent shower spheres. This recipe will deliver the fragrant aroma of our essential oils to transport you to a place of contentment. Increments of delightful aroma are released with each drop as the shower sphere dissolves. Choose your own oils for an experience that is suited to you. Makes 16 -- 1 tbsp. sized pods
DIY Shower Spheres
- 1 dash baking soda ¾ cup cornstarch ½ cup citric acid ¼ cup granulated sugar 2 ½ to 3 teaspoons our essential oil (suggested blends below) Spray bottle with water 1. Sift together baking soda and cornstarch into mixing bowl. 2. Mix in citric acid and sugar using a whisk. 3. Sprinkle mixture with essential oils and use the whisk to thoroughly blend them in. 4.Alternately wet the mixture with 1 to 2 spritzes of water followed by mixing just until the mixture is slightly damp and will clump and hold together when squeezed in hand. 5. Roll/pack mixture into one teaspoon sized balls, then let dry overnight in a warm, humidity-free room. When fully dry store in an airtight container up to six months. 6. To use, simply add one shower pod to a warm bath.* Comforting Holiday Blend 1 teaspoon cinnamon (cassia) essential oil1 teaspoon clove essential oil1 teaspoon sweet orange essential oil Fresh Forest Blend 1 teaspoon eucalyptus globulus essential oil 1 teaspoon tangerine essential oil ½ teaspoon frankincense essential oil Refreshing Citrus Clean Blend 1 ½ teaspoons mandarin orange essential oil 1 teaspoon bergamot essential oil ½ teaspoon ylang ylang essential oil Revitalizing Lavender and Mint Blend 1 ½ teaspoon lavender essential oil ¾ teaspoon peppermint ¾ teaspoon spearmint Blends provided by Aura Cacia®.