Being congested is horrible, especially during the night when I’m trying to sleep. Or when I have work early in the morning. Shower melts are a nice way to clear my sinus’ and energize me when I need it. It has three simple ingredients and it doesn’t take long to make them. I made two different melts, one containing lemon and eucalyptus and the other containing grapefruit. This post may contain affiliate links. To learn more, visit our Comments and Disclosure policy page.
The Ingredients and Supplies:
1 cup baking soda
1/3 cup water
45 drops essential oils (I like using Fabulous Frannie)
Candy mold (like this one here)
For the “decongestant” shower melts, I used lemon and eucalyptus essential oils, both of which smell amazing and help to clear out congestions. The energy shower melts contain grapefruit essential oil, which helps to relieve stress and anxiety to name only a few of its benefits.
In a bowl, I added 1/3 cup water, 23 drops of eucalyptus, and 22 drops of lemon to 1 cup of baking soda and mixed it all together. It’ll feel a little like wet sand when fully mixed.
This next part can be done one of two ways. The first is to bake them at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. I did that with the grapefruit melts. Using a muffin tin, I lined it with cupcake liners and evenly distribute the mix between the eight-liners. This isn’t my favorite way since I wasn’t able to smooth the top down.
I used a candy mold for the eucalyptus and lemon. Once I’d filled the mold with the mixture, I used a butter knife to create a smooth top. This method doesn’t require the oven. To let the melts dry out, I let them sit out for over 12 hours.
When I’m ready to use one, I throw one of the melts into the shower before getting in. As the melt dissolves it becomes a steam and works kind of like a vaporizer. I store mine in a glass jar until I’m ready to use one.