Aromatherapy Shower Mist Spray Made With Essential Oils
This aromatherapy shower mist spray made with essential oils will have you hooked from the start! Turn your routine shower into a spa steam with a few quick veils of mist from this DIY aromatherapy shower spray.
I’m officially hooked on this essential oil aromatherapy shower mist, and you will be, too, right from the start! It’s all about creating a spa vibe at home.
Picture a refreshing yet relaxing earthy blend of essential oils enveloping the steam in the shower as warm water flows down your body transforming your regular shower routine with one deep breath. Followed by another until stress completely escapes your body.
If it sounds complicated to achieve – it’s not. An aromatherapy shower spray is just as easy to make with essential oils as bath salts and massage oil recipes are. And even easier to make than essential oil shower steamers.
Shower, relax and breathe in. That’s all you have to do once you bottle up an aromatherapy shower spray!
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What is aromatherapy shower mist?
An aromatherapy shower mist is very similar to a room spray made with essential oils. Room sprays are often made for deodorizing spaces such as the mudroom, water closet, kitchen, or pets area.
Whereas a shower mist is not created to mask or remove odors. Instead, it’s intended to be used for aromatherapy benefits, and it’s designed to be sprayed directly into shower steam. Because the steam created in a shower helps diffuse essential oils and disperse them into the air so they can be inhaled and absorbed by the body. Pretty cool, right?
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What does a shower mist do?
Shower mists are really a great way to reap the benefits of aromatherapy in the shower without taking extra time out of your day. And it doesn’t require you to plug something in, light a candle, burn incense, or plan a visit to the spa, for that matter.
Leave your overhead exhaust fan off for a full steam room effect. Then simply crank your shower up and give a few quick mists directly into the shower steam (it works great just above the shower door or curtain). Then step into the shower and take several slow, deep breaths to release unwanted stress.
DIY Shower mists are a perfect, easy method to enjoy aromatherapy in your regular routine!
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What Essential Oils Can You Use For Aromatherapy?
This recipe combines bold, refreshing sage, relaxing lavender, and earthy cypress essential oils. As they envelop the steam in the shower, you will feel transported to the spa without physically being there.
But you can choose practically any essential oil for aromatherapy! Even essential oils that are excellent for cleaning recipes, such as lemon, eucalyptus, and rosemary, have aromatherapy benefits. Take eucalyptus, for example, it’s a powerhouse for cleaning surfaces, but it is also used in aromatherapy to clear mental fog and offer clarity. I use it in my popular stress-relieving essential oils blends, such as this one:
Sea Breeze Essential Oil Blend
Let your worries carry off into the sea breeze with this uplifting blend of eucalyptus, spearmint, and white angelica.
2 drops Eucalyptus
2 drops Spearmint
3 drops White Angelica
Find this blend and more on our printable essential oil blend sheets in the Oily Chic Library. There are really no set essential oils needed to make a shower mist, so feel free to experiment and create blends that make you feel good.
How do you make a shower mist?
It’s super easy to make an aromatherapy shower mist with essential oils to relax the mind and de-stress. And it only requires a few items to make. This shower spray recipe infuses sage, lavender, and cypress essential oils into the perfect aroma for ultimate relaxation.
Aromatherapy Shower Spray Ingredients
4-ounce fine mist spray bottle
10 drops of sage essential oil
20 drops of lavender essential oil
5 drops of cypress essential oil
2 ounces 70% isopropyl or vodka
2 ounces of distilled water
1 pinch of dried lavender buds (optional)
How to Make an Aromatherapy Shower Spray with Essential Oils
1. Pour 2 ounces of 70% isopropyl or vodka into a 4-ounce fine mist spray bottle using a small funnel.
2. Remove the funnel and add 10 drops of sage essential oil, 20 drops of lavender essential oil, and 5 drops of cypress essential oil to the spray bottle.
3. Optionally, add one pinch of dried lavender buds (they can turn brown over time). Then fill the remaining with distilled water using a small funnel.
4. Place the spray mist nozzle on the bottle and tightly close it. Then shake it vigorously to combine all ingredients thoroughly.
How do you use aromatic shower mist?
Because there isn’t an artificial emulsifier in this shower mist recipe, you will need to shake it before each use to blend the oils with the water. Keep in mind it is natural for the oils and water to separate when the bottle has been sitting, and all it needs is a good shake before each use.
To use a shower mist spray, keep all the bathroom exhaust fans turned off. Turn the shower on and give the bottle a good shake while the water is warming up.
Then spray two to five mists directly into the shower steam (not the water stream) just before stepping into the shower.
Take several deep breaths to help relieve stress and anxiety to balance your mood.
Store the shower spray in a cool place away from direct sunlight. I keep mine in our linen closet next to the shower. Make a fresh bottle every 1–2 months.
This aromatherapy shower mist spray takes my usual shower routine and turns it into a spa at home steam! It’s almost as good as a long soak in the tub sans the pruney fingers.
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