Cinnamon Spice DIY Shower Steamers Made With Essential Oils
These cinnamon spice DIY shower steamers are an essential oil recipe you can’t miss! They are just the thing to warm you up in the shower on cool mornings and nights of the season.
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We are entering the season of creating homemade gifts. After making large sage shower steamers for aromatherapy last summer, I got the idea to make smaller shower steamers or DIY gifts.
They are just the right size to fill pretty jars for gifting. And I cannot get enough of the warm, spicy scent of cinnamon and clove in these DIY shower steamers. They’re just the thing to warm up in the shower on the cool days of the season.
And the spicy aroma is one we are all drawn to this time of year, making them a great gift for Christmas, your Thanksgiving hostess, and everything in between!
Get ready to whip up these DIY shower steamers with cinnamon and clove essential oils with a dusting of ground cinnamon for a decadent shower to melt stress away and warm up on a chilly day!
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What does a shower steamer do?
Shower steamers fizz, similar to bath bombs. And they release essential oils into the steam of a shower to create an amazing, aromatherapeutic experience.
Unlike a bath bomb, where you soak in the ingredients, a shower steamer is intended for breathing in the aroma. You don’t need to add body oil or other nourishing ingredients as I do to make essential oil bath bombs. This means they are much easier to make than bath bombs and require fewer ingredients.
When you don’t have time for a long, luxurious bath, a quick shower with a DIY shower steamer does the trick!
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How much essential oil do I put in a shower steamer?
I’ve found that 25 to 50 drops of essential oils works best in shower steamer recipes. You can put a lot of essential oil in a homemade shower steamer because you aren’t applying it directly to the skin or bathing in it. And you don’t need a carrier oil or need to worry about diluting the essential oil.
You can also create your very own unique essential oil shower steamers. Our essential oil blends charts for fall have spicy, warm, refreshing, and grounding blends you’ll love in the shower! Just multiply the drops in a recipe by 5, and you’ll have exactly the right amount of essential oils.
Print each of these essential oil blend charts and more essential oil printables in the Oily Chic Library.
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How To Make Warm Cinnamon Spice DIY Shower Steamers With Essential Oils
These cinnamon spice DIY shower steamers are an essential oil recipe you can’t miss! The amazing spicy scent of cinnamon and clove is packed inside each little steamer. And they are incredibly easy to whip up!
Shower Steamer Ingredients
1 small round silicone mold
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1 tablespoon cornstarch
15 to 25 drops cinnamon essential oil
15 to 25 drops clove essential oil
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Cinnamon Spice DIY Shower Steamers Recipe
First, prepare the round silicone mold by cleaning, drying, spritzing with rubbing alcohol, and wiping clean. Place it on a baking sheet for ease of use.
Use a handheld sifter or fine mesh strainer to remove clumps from 1 cup of baking soda as you add it to a large glass or metal mixing bowl.
Then add 1/2 cup of citric acid and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to the baking soda. Whisk well with a stainless steel whisk to combine.
Next, add 15 to 25 drops each of cinnamon and clove essential oils while whisking to thoroughly incorporate them into the dry mixture. (As a reference, a 5ml bottle of essential oil contains 100 drops equal to 1 teaspoon).
Then spritz the mixture with witch hazel from a spray bottle, whisking as you go (if the mixture begins to fizz or foam, slow down). Now, squeeze the shower steamer mixture in your hand; if it holds its shape, it’s ready!
Then scoop the shower steamer mixture into sections of the small round silicone mold. Use the bottom of a mason jar to press the mixture into the mold. Then sprinkle ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon over the tops of the steamers.
Allow the shower steamers to dry uncovered in the silicone mold for 8 hours or overnight. Once dry, place a cookie sheet or wood cutting board on top of the shower steamers in the mold. Turn it upside down, and then as needed, gently press each shower steamer out of the mold.
Store in an airtight container in your bathroom until use in your shower.
Depending on how full you fill each section, this shower steamer recipe makes 12 to 24 DIY shower steamers.
Where should a steamer be placed in a shower?
It’s best to place a shower steamer on the shower floor away from the direct spray of the shower head. Because if you put a shower steamer under the spray of water, it will fizz and dissolve too fast.
Instead, you want tiny water droplets to slowly release the essential oils into the steam as it begins to fizz. Placing it in the corner often works very well.
These cinnamon spice DIY shower steamers are a VERY easy gift idea that is not only inexpensive but fun and nostalgic to the season. Fill a pretty jar for a friend, colleague, or sister. With the stress many of us feel during the year-end holidays, we could all use some R&R from the comforting aromatherapy of cinnamon and clove essential oils.
MORE ESSENTIAL OIL DIYS:
- Rosemary Diffuser Blends
- Essential Oil Coffee Scrub Recipe
- DIY Terracotta Clay Diffuser Stones
- Summer Essential Oil Blends Recipes
- Eucalyptus Diffuser Blends
Pin this cinnamon spice DIY shower steamers recipe to your Pinterest DIY board, and while there, follow Oily Chic for more inspired ideas. And don’t forget to print a chart of fall diffuser blends!
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