Homemade Shower Disks

 

I often wake up a little stuffy in the morning and I diffuse eucalyptus in the bathroom to help clear it out while I’m showering and getting ready for my day. I’m not one to spend too much time in the shower, but when I heard about this cool shower disk I was excited to try them. I thought this is just what I need, so I decided to give them a try. Needless to say, I LOVE them and my shower was AMAZING! They were super easy to make and a great way to start a refreshing day.

What You’ll Need:

Directions:

  1. Mixed the baking soda, cornstarch, and salt in a bowl. This will be the base of the shower disks. The baking soda will absorb the essential oils, while the cornstarch and salt will keep the disk from crumbling apart. Slowly add the water until the texture looks like a thick paste.

shower disks 1

2. Line your muffin tin with liners and add about one tablespoon of the mixture to each cup. This will make 8 – 10 shower disks. Now let them dry overnight or put them in the over at 300 for 30 minutes.

3.  Once the disks are dry, top each with 3 to 5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil and then 3 – 5 drops of peppermint oil. You can also add a few drops of lavender. Let the disks dry for an hour, then they’re ready to use.

shower disks 2

4. Carefully take the disks out of the liners. The next time you take a shower, drop a disk in, let the hot water break down the shower disk and enjoy the scented steam.

Shower Disk 3

13 Comments

  1. Sandra on October 24, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    How do you store them. How long can you store them?



    • Stephanie Fritz on January 6, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      I just store them in an air tight container and they don’t last long enough at my house to worry about how long to store them, they are usually gone in a month or less.



  2. Ishouldhavedoneatrialbatch on December 15, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    I made a QUADRUPLE BATCH and baked these as instructed and they baked to the cupcake liners ? Won’t peel off. Going to air dry the second quad batch. DON’T bake!!!!



    • Stephanie Fritz on January 6, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      Mine get stuck sometimes too, I think the trick is to not over bake them, but if they do get stuck, no worries just put them in the shower with the paper on them and grab the paper when you finish your shower or bath.



  3. Cassidy C on December 19, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    I actually made these with my 3-year old son as extras for Christmas presents this weekend. We did a “relaxing” set and an “energizing” set. He had so much fun, knowing he was helping me make the gifts; he can’t wait to hand them out!



    • Stephanie Fritz on January 6, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      Cassidy, I love the idea of doing relaxing and energizing scents.



  4. Kelsey on March 15, 2017 at 12:14 am

    Would breathe work instead of eucalyptus? I need these for my stuffy nose thanks to this pregnancy 🙂



    • Stephanie Fritz on April 7, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      Absolutely yes, you really can use whatever oils you want.



  5. Shirley on March 16, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    What scents were used in each kind?



  6. Shirley on March 16, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    What scents were used in each kind?



    • Stephanie Fritz on April 7, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      Shirley, I used eucalyptus, peppermint and lavender, but if you want a more relaxing scent you could certainly use any oils from the relaxation category of oils like serenely, lavender etc.



  7. Necie on March 20, 2017 at 4:10 am

    When you bake them do they lave a scent in the oven? Just concerned that my meals will smell like oils.

    Great recipe can’t wait to try it.

    Necie



    • Stephanie Fritz on April 7, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      No, mine did not leave any scent behind. You also may want to use silicon muffin pans or molds to avoid paper sticking to the shower disc.