How To Make Healing Homemade Shower Melts

When buying gifts for family and friends, I recently decided that I would have a more 'healthy living' focus when it came to my purchases. With ideas like focusing on hobbies they like to do outside or beauty products like these shower melts that spoil them a little, giving the gift of health has been a lot of fun for me and those receiving the gifts.

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Shower melts are really easy to make. I mean, if I can make them.. and I am not a crafty person..then just about anyone can make these. With just a little Epsom salt, baking soda, and your choice of essential oils, these shower melts will have you breathing easy and relaxing in your very next shower.

What Are Shower Melts

I had no idea what shower melts were until I saw them in a store one day. I grabbed a couple different ones to try at home to see if they really worked.

I was a little leery of what they were really going to smell like and was thinking I would be smelling like lavender all day long. Yet, once I tried my first one, I was really pleased with how they worked.
box of shower melts

I used the lavender one since I was taking an evening shower and it very calming and relaxing. The aroma wasn't overpowering at all and the melts didn't make any kind of a mess.

Let's Try Making Some

Although I am not a DIY'er per say, there are some projects that I am open to trying if they look easy enough to make. These shower melts, were just that type of product.

But First..

Before I get into the recipe, I want to share that it is always a good idea to check with a health practitioner before adding something like aromatherapy to your lifestyle. If you have small children, breathing issues, or any other type of allergy or health concern, it's a good idea to ask first before using these.

ingredients for shower melts on a marble surface
They Really Are This Easy

When you see the list of ingredients, you'll see what I'm talking about. These shower melts are extremely easy to make and take no time to prepare.

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Turn Your Shower Into A Healing Shower

Depending on what essential oil you choose will dictate what type of experience you will have.

The other night, my husband was dealing with some sinus issues, so right before he jumped in the shower, I put a pepper mint shower melt that I had made in. As the warm water hit the shower melt, the peppermint aroma began to help ease his sinus pressure and clear his head.

shower melts on a blue plate on top of a towel

So far, I have only made lavender and peppermint shower melts, but here are some of the other scents I'm looking forward to trying:

  • Frankincense: is said to help with inflammation and supports a healthy brain (who doesn't need that?)

  • Lemon: is said to cleanse the body and is a mood enhancer.

  • Grapefruit: is said to boost metabolism (great for a morning shower)

  • Orange: is also said to be an anti-inflammatory scent, helps with depression, and is an antiseptic

There are a ton of different shower melts that you can make, so it's all up to you what you are in the mood for.


We have been using these for about a week or so now and I'm thinking the next time I make them I will make them half the size. The 2 inch ball ones lasted through almost 4 showers when placed in the back of the tub! It was great, but would like to have them not last so long so we could switch out the scents more. 

We just left them in the tub in between showers, which worked perfectly, but if it had dissolved faster, I would have been able to use a different scent.

What Do You Think?

Do you think you could make something like this? Or do you already make your own shower melts? Leave me comment and let me know!

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy and healthy day!

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  1. I've seen shower melts but never bought any. How long does it take for them to dissolve?

  2. This is awesome! Who knew making your own is so easy!

  3. I purchased some of the shower melts you had pictured above as a Christmas gift. Now that I know they are so easy to make I'm going to try making some for myself. Probably will make them as gifts for next Christmas too! Thanks for the tip!

  4. Wow that does sound super easy. I’ve never even heard of shower melts. I’ll have to give this a try!

  5. I had never heard of shower melts before! So intriguing!

  6. I'm always fascinating what the fact how many products we buy and at the same time those same products can be easily made at home. I love your new approach regarding saving money while in same time practicing hobbies you like.

  7. I know. Crazy isn't it. These weren't priced too badly, so I can see purchasing them for convience, but they are SUPER easy to make.

  8. Thanks Jessica. They are pretty cool!

  9. Thanks Rachel! I hope you get the chance to try. They are really cool!

  10. Sure thing Kathy. We have used them a few times now and I'm going to go back and edit the post a little.
    I would definitely used some smaller molds. The 2 inch balls we made last through almost 4 showers! LOL! They are great in lasting that long, but I would prefer one per shower so I can switch up the scents.

  11. Thanks Emily. I know, they were SUPER easy to make!

  12. Hi Cassi.
    Sorry it took me awhile to get back to you.
    I'm actually going back in to this post and edit it to add a note.. I made 4 2 inch balls and they lasted through almost 4 showers. We put them in the back of the tub during the shower and just left them there. They worked great, but I'm thinking I would make them half the size so I could change out the scents more. Let me know if you try it.

  13. I've made 3 batch's the last 2 I made as double. The only thing I'm finding is that I really have to pack the molds I'm using. (Halloween shapes).

  14. Hey Trisha! So sorry it took me a while to get back to you! Glad you are liking these. I was just getting ready to make us a new batch too. The peppermint ones are great for cold and flu - stuffy heads and such.

  15. I just made a bunch of different ones to give as gifts for Christmas this year. So easy to make. I also made a batch last week to try out my self and seen what you were talking about how they lasted for so long. With these last batches made I used a rounded tablespoon as my mold. They are holding shape well and making my house smell so yummy as they are drying. Thank you for sharing.

  16. They were easy to make. I just hope they turn out. I am not sure if I got the right would stick together for most part but be kinda crumbly. Also I wasn't sure if I needed to leave them in the cookie cutters I used so I left some in the butter and took others out. I am not a DIY person but if this works I will keep doing it! Thanks for the recipe!

  17. Hi Carol~
    I'm so thrilled you tried these out. Yes, sometimes the consistency can be a bit tricky. I'm not sure if it has to do with the quality of the epsom salt or what. I have had that issue before too. Hope you get the chance to play around with the recipe a little more. Enjoy the nice showers!!

  18. I used my granddaughter's soap molds to make hearts. I made several small ones. I never treat myself to store-bought things like this and was so happy to find it so easy. Next time I will make a different scent and make a spa variety but for the test I used Euplitice; something me and hubby can enjoy.


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