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Does anyone have experience with shower steamers? I've made a few batches but the scent did not come through in the shower as strong as I'd like. I am using essential oils such as eucalyptus and peppermint oil. Any tips on how to rework these batches? Thanks.

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I make shower steamers but use menthol crystals in them along with EO.   If you post your recipe we may be able to help troubleshoot.  How much EO are you using?  That will play a big part in them having a good scent throw in the shower.

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Hi Shari, here's my recipe.  I used silicone ice cube trays and each steamer came out to 1 in x 1 in.

 

20 oz. Sodium Bicarbonate
10 oz. Citric Acid
36 mL Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Witch Hazel

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20 hours ago, jfc said:

Hi Shari, here's my recipe.  I used silicone ice cube trays and each steamer came out to 1 in x 1 in.

 

20 oz. Sodium Bicarbonate
10 oz. Citric Acid
36 mL Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Witch Hazel

Feeling like I could really use these in my shower to help with allergies, thanks for sharing your recipe!

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This is the one I use:   1 oz menthol crystals (cover with 91% alcohol).  Just enough to cover and dissolve.   8 oz. Baking soda, 4 oz. Citric Acid, 2 oz. Cornstarch

 

Sift dry ingredients, mix well.  Add wet ingredient and mix well.   I also add some eucalyptus or lavender to them.  

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@jfc I'm not exactly sure.  I found this recipe quite some time ago, tried it and it worked.  So I just stuck with it. I mostly make them for me and my family. I tried selling them but they weren't big sellers. Most likely because I don't do a lot of shows during the colder months here.

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Do you think you really need the Citric Acid in these since they aren't going into a tub of water?  I'm thinking they would melt just find without it but idk, maybe I just need to try both ways.

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I don’t use corn starch in these type of things. Seems to only make the mix squishy over time.

 

citric and baking soda when hit with the shower should help boost the scent and add a sensory experience. 

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