Make Your Own Shower Soothers

make your own shower soothers

I was a busy bee the other night.  I was really excited about a recipe I found for shower soothers and couldn’t resist giving them a try!  First of all, like most of you, I had no idea what they were and what you do with them.  They are basically little cakes of baking soda that you put on the floor in your shower while you shower and when the hot water hits them they release fragrant essential oils.  I tried a lavender one last night and it was fantastic!

Baking soda
Essential oil of your choice (I made six cakes and used a different oil for each: sweet orange, lemon, cinnamon leaf, eucalyptus, pillow potion, and lavender.)
Silicone cupcake pan (I used a silicone mini bundt pan)

1. Mix 1 cup baking soda with 1/3 cup water

2. Fill each cupcake cup approx. half full with the baking soda/water mixture
3. Add a few drops of each essential oil to the half filled cups (I about 8 drops).
4. add more baking soda/water mix to essentially fill each cup the rest of the way
5. Bake for approx. 20 minutes at 350 degrees F

6. Allow to cool
7. Add a few drops of each essential oil to the top and bottom of each cup’s finished material

8. Store as is for up to 6 months or more.  I placed mine in small ziploc bags and wrote the name of scent on each bag.

9. You can add a few drops of each essential oil directly before use for more scent strength.

You can find essential oils here.

make your own shower soothers




  1. Michelle E says

    these look better than the ones I saw on pinterest, they look easier. I only have a tin muffin pan I hope I can use that? Thank you

  2. Lora says

    These look awesome. Love to try them. My one thought is that it might be a bit of a waste of the EO to add it before baking. I’m afraid the heat would diffuse the oil during baking. It might be more efficient to add the oil after they have cooled.

    Tea tree oil would be great for those with athelete’s foot.

  3. CarrieK says

    Maybe just make them without the oils at all, then add the oil when you are using them? Wondering about the strength of the oil after baking and storage. After all, the baking soda is just a vehicle to get the oil diffused in the shower, right? Love this! Thanks!

  4. Laura says

    Hi, has anyone tried this w/muffin tin and liners? I tried w/mini muffin tin that is coated, not silicone, and I cannot get the items out without breaking them.

  5. Pam says

    I made these using paper liners and can’t get the paper off. I don’t have a silicon pan..yet. Wonder if a little Pam spray would work with or without liners? I’m going to give that a try.

  6. Judy says

    You can buy silicon muffin tin liners at Ikea and Bed,Bath, and Beyond. They make cooking muffins so easy and I like the fact that they are reusable .

  7. pam says

    I packaged these in a re-cycled donut box as gag gift for a friend [ along with the recipe] she loved them and has since made her own. Thanks

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