Aromatherapy Shower Discs

Shower discs are great for lots of reasons. They’re inexpensive, easy to make and can be customized to suit a number of ailments or needs.

Shower discs can help you relax after a stressful day, energize in the morning or help you alleviate some seasonal discomfort in your sinuses.

A few years ago I would have gone to the local drug store for all these needs. But now that I’m paying as much attention to the ingredients in the products of my bathroom cabinets as my kitchen cabinets-I have new remedies.

Recipes for shower discs are a dime a dozen, but this one has a secret ingredient! yep—it’s corn starch.

Many homemade shower discs have a very uneven and wrinkled surface, don’t hold their shape, and can barely make it to the shower before breaking into a thousand pieces. Not these. Cornstarch is the remedy for all of that. Don’t you just love secret ingredients?

First, gather these things from your kitchen. I can almost guarantee you already have them.

AROMATHERAPY SHOWER DISC

INGREDIENTS

  • Baking Soda

  • Cornstarch

  • Muffin Tins

  • Foil Lined Muffin Liners (Don’t skimp - use the fancy foil lined liners. I promise you’ll regret it if you don’t.) or better yet silicone is the best!

  • Essential Oils (see below for suggestions)

Lavender or Chamomile great for late night showers before bed.

Eucalyptus or Peppermint are good for nasal discomforts.

Lemon or Orange essential oils are invigorating and energizing for early morning showers.

Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang are sensual oils.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix 1 cup of baking soda with 1 heaping tablespoon of cornstarch. Wisk these dry ingredients together, ridding your mixture of any baking soda clumps.

  2. Slowly add in ⅓ cup water.

  3. Pour this concoction into foil lined muffin liners in your muffin tin.

  4. Let this set for 18 hours, or, for more immediate results, bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. I’ve found that baking these discs results in liners that are much easier to remove.

  5. Once they’ve completely cooled, remove the liners and add 4-5 drops of your choice of essential oils. Lavender or Chamomile great for late night showers before bed while Eucalyptus or Peppermint are good for nasal discomforts. Lemon or Orange essential oils are invigorating and energizing for early morning showers.

  6. Be sure to store them in an airtight container to prevent evaporation and to retain their aromas and healing properties.

Recipe from: homegrownandhealthy.com/diy-gift-idea-aromatherapy-shower-disc

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