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Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Making Shower Melts & Bath Salts

In the last blog I shared a recipe with you for making bath bombs and bath salts. Yet, if you are anything like me, you love a shower as much as a bath. The good news is that the aroma therapy of the bath bomb has now come to the shower in the shape of shower melts. These little cakes are placed in the corner of the shower where they will slowly dissolve, releasing their therapeutic aromas in the shower. This, coupled with the steam, will have a wonderful soothing effect on the body and soul. I share a recipe for making shower melts in today's blog.

Start by measuring a cup (250 ml) bicarbonate of soda and 1/3 cup (95 ml) water.

You will also need to gather the essential oils of your choice, as well as colouring. The colouring is optional, but I choose to use this as it makes it easier to recognize the desired essential oil I am looking for, after it is made.

Mix the bicarbonate of soda and the water in a small mixing bowl.

I then chose to divide my mixture in 3 to make 3 different shower melts. You may wish to make more or less kinds.

The first kind I made was peppermint and I used blue colouring for this. Add about 8-10 drops of peppermint essential oil and enough colouring to suit your own taste.

Mix well.

Scoop into molds with a teaspoon.

I used 8-10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil along with green colouring for my second type.

Mix well.

Scoop into molds.

Lastly, I used 8-10 drops of rosemary essential oils along with red food colouring.

Mix well.

Spoon into molds. Allow to dry for at least 24 hours.

Wait until the shower melts are completely dry before removing them from the molds.

Cut cellophane squares to wrap the shower molds in.

Lay the shower melt in the center of the square.

Fold the 2 corners in from the sides. Tape the corners down.

Fold the remaining two corners in and tape down.

Find yourself a pretty little box to present the shower melts in.

Lay them side by side in the box.

You will probably have some crumbs left over after packaging the shower melts. Gather these together.

Fill a small container with the leftover crumbs to make aromatic bath salts.

If you keep the colours of the shower melts separated, you can even layer more than one colour in the plastic tub.

Gift them, or use them, these wonderfully easy shower melts and bath salts is great for relaxing aroma therapy.

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