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Aromatherapy Shower Steamers
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Aromatherapy Shower Steamer Tablets

No time for a bath? These aromatherapy shower steamer tabs are like a bath bomb for the shower.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time10 mins
Drying time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 15 mins
Course: Bath and Body
Keyword: aromatherapy, bath bomb, essential oils, shower steamer
Yield: 6 tabs
Author: Stephanie Pollard


  • Medium-sized bowl
  • Ice cube tray or cake pop mold



  • Mix together the baking soda and citric acid in a medium-sized bowl. Just slightly moisten the dry ingredients with water or witch hazel until it clumps when you squeeze it in a fist. That will prevent over-fizzing.
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  • Mix your ingredients together (I like to do this part by hand just to make sure everything is well-blended). Add the food coloring and continue mixing until you reach the desired shade. Tightly pack the mixture into an ice cube tray or cake pop molds. Or use a cookie scoop to drop small rounds onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
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  • Allow to dry for 12+ hours, then transfer to a lidded jar until ready to use.
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These shower steamer tabs should last about 2 weeks in the fridge. 

Problems with fizzing?

These are essentially bath bombs, so adding too much water or witch hazel too fast will make them fizz up and overflow your mold. Rather than pouring the water directly into the dry ingredients, try putting the water in a spray bottle and lightly misting the top of the baking soda mixture. Use your hands to mix everything together, then lightly spray again. When the mixture just barely holds together like wet sand, you can stop adding water. Ideally, you’ll have hit the sweet spot where the mixture holds together but doesn’t set off an uncontrollable fizz reaction.

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