DIY Recipe: Essential Oil Shower Melts

April 26, 2016

Simple DIY essential oil shower melt recipeWhat’s better than relaxing in a steeping hot bath with essential oils, after a long day? For us shower people, it’s washing away the day’s worries in a hot n’ steamy, or cool and refreshing shower. But how do we combine our shower disposition with our love for essential oils? Easy to make and fun to use, Essential Oil Shower Melts are the answer to your question!

What you need:

  • 1/2 c. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 c. Epsom Salt
  • 2 Tbsp. Water (may need to add more)
  • 80 drops of EOs
  • Silicone Molds (optional)


  1. Combine baking soda and Epsom salt. Add water and EOs little by little until the mixture is slightly wet
  2. Pack mixture into silicone molds, or scoop out tablespoons of the mix. The mixture should not crumble when being packed
  3. Set aside for a day or two until they are hardened
  4. Once hardened, remove from molds and place on the bottom of your shower. Store the remaining shower melts in a jar. Enjoy!

Relaxing Essential Oil Combinations: 



  • JP says...

    I think I have an idea as to why these are not working out so well for many. It seems to me that it would probably work much better to make the baking soda and epsom salt balls, allow them to dry and harden, and then add the essential oil right before your shower. Here’s why: the balls harden because the water evaporates, and the essential oils evaporate along with the water! This may not be ideal to add the essential oil right before your shower if your giving them as gifts, but what is the point of giving aroma shower balls to friends and family if there’s no aroma?

    On April 07, 2017

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Laura! Interesting. We’re unsure why this recipe did not work out for you. We tried this recipe using 40 drops of Eucalyptus and the aroma came through very strong. We’ve since upped the amount of EOs in this recipe to ensure the recipe is very strong.

    On March 07, 2017

  • Laura says...

    There was no smell at all when I tried one of these. We used silicone molds about 1.5 inches across and 1 inch deep. 40 drops. Is there some trick to having them actually work? This is a great idea, but the results are disappointing. I tried it out of the main flow of water, in the main flow of the water, and then breaking it up and strewing it around. The only time I could smell it was if I lifted it to my nose.

    On March 06, 2017

  • Rachel says...

    I finally got around to making these. I made a 1/8 batch (2 tbsp each of the dry ingredients), yet still added the full 5 drops of essential oil. Even with using eucalyptus bath salts, there was no discernible scent when I used it in the shower. (I realize this may be in part because I used the Joy blend, which is more subtle.) The second one I used, I added 5 additional drops (this time Respiratory Ease) directly to the shower melt before using it in the shower, and whereas it wasn’t strong, it was noticeable. So for a full recipe, I’m guessing a mere 5 drops wouldn’t do anything. I was thinking to make these to have in stock for cold and allergy season, and I will definitely be adding a lot more EO than called for to make it effective for congestion.
    Thanks for the recipes! I’m enjoying experimenting, and my husband has gotten on board, asking me to find recipes for this and that. I’m loyal to your oil….. :) This is my go-to site.

    On July 17, 2016

  • Jennifer says...

    Made half the recipe. (I’m experimenting). Added RELAXATION and LAVENDER oil and emptied a bag of herbal tea with lavender with other relaxing herbs. Going to make these for my wedding guests for wedding favors.

    On June 21, 2016

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