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Awakening Citrus Shower Steamers

Awakening Citrus Shower Steamers

Do you like the idea of bath bombs, but can’t handle the thoughts of taking a bath? Shower steamers are going to be your new favorite thing!

Shower steamers are basically bath bombs, for showers. They don’t have all of the extra products that are used for your skin, but they are made to create the perfect aromatherapy in the shower.

I have some really great shower steamer recipes in the works, but I wanted to start out with a favorite of mine.

These awakening citrus shower steamers are made for those early morning showers that you just can’t seem to get your body to wake up for!

Awakening Citrus Shower Steamers

The incredible citrus scents make your senses wake up and help you get ready to take on a big day. I also love that this citrus makes the entire bathroom smell fresh and clean! These shower steamers are insanely easy to make and are made with very few ingredients. Here is what you will need…

Shower Steamer Recipe

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1 cup baking soda

1/4 cup water

12 drops grapefruit essential oil

12 drops orange essential oil

orange food coloring (optional)

Citrus Shower Steamer Recipe

How to make Shower Steamers

In a glass bowl, mix together the baking soda and the water. You may need to add a little more water, but you want the consistency to not be runny at all. After you have mixed the water and baking soda together, add the essential oils and mix again. At this point, you can add food coloring. This is totally optional. I like to put food coloring in so that I can know what recipe each of my shower steamers are, without having to smell them all.

Shower Steamers to help wake you up

After you get all of the ingredients mixed, scoop the mixture into a cupcake tin with the cupcake liners in them. You can also use silicone molds. Press the mixture in firmly and then let them dry overnight. After they have dried, carefully remove them.

How to Make Shower Steamers on

When you are ready to use your shower steamer, simply place it on the floor of your shower. You don’t want it to be right under the direct spray of the water. I usually put mine in the bottom corner of my shower. The humidity created in the shower allows the essential oils to flow and you get to breathe in all of those lovely aromas!


Awakening Citrus Shower Steamers
Author: McKenzie at Girl Loves Glam
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 12 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 12 drops orange essential oil
  • orange food coloring (optional)
  1. Mix together ingredients.
  2. Place in cupcake tin, with liners.
  3. Dry overnight.

If you love taking baths, don’t forget to check out my many bath bomb recipes as well! You can also use these bath bombs as inspiration to use these scents for more shower steamers.

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Tuesday 17th of January 2023

I ant find a way to save this recipe


Wednesday 2nd of February 2022

Will the food coloring stain your tile. I have a porous tile and i am concerned. Love your page so any great things here.


Thursday 10th of February 2022

I haven't ever had an issue with it!


Tuesday 4th of January 2022

I’ve been searching for some new DIY shower steamer recipes! Can’t wait to give this a try!

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Monday 25th of March 2019

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Hector King

Monday 7th of May 2018

Nice pictures!!!!!