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DIY shower bombs using essential oils

These Shower Bombs add a luxurious aromatic experience to your shower. They are easy to make, and you can use any of your favourite oils.

Bath Bombs have been all the rage, but if you prefer showers to baths, this DIY is for you.  Whether you use oils to start the day with a pep in your step, balance the mood, or get ready for relaxation, keep a stash of these shower bombs in your bathroom for easy access.

DIY shower bombs using essential oils

Shower Bombs

This quick and easy DIY can turn your humble shower into a steamy box of essential feel-good-vibes.
Keep a stash of these shower bombs in your bathroom for easy access, and simply pop one in the corner of your shower before you start. The steam of the shower will slowly dissolve the 'bomb' and send all that beautiful smelly yumminess to tantalise your senses.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours
Makes: 2 cups


  • Bowl
  • Spoon or spatula
  • Silicone moulds of choice


Essential oils

  • 20 drops preferred essential oil see notes for essential oil suggestions


  • Combine sodium bicarbonate and water in a bowl and mix well
  • Using a spoon, tightly pack mixture into small silicone moulds and leave them to dry overnight


  • Choose your essential oil/s of the day and place a drop or two on the shower bomb you are about to use
  • Place one or two bombs in the back of your shower. For best results, find a spot away from the direct flow of water
  • Allow your shower bombs to dissolve gradually and diffuse your chosen oil


Suggested essential oils:
  • doTERRA's Balance blend- to stay calm and balanced
  • doTERRA's Citrus Bliss blend - invigorating and refreshing
  • Peppermint - to put a 'Pep in your step'
  • Lavender - for relaxing and soothing

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