There is nothing I like better than a soothing shower or bath after a stressful day. You can actually feel the the scented water and steam relaxing the tensed up nerves in your body. In the mornings, I like invigorating scents to help get me going. What if I told you Peppermint Essential Oil is great for both? I like lavender for relaxing, but a change every now and again is great too. Peppermint essential oil is both relaxing and invigorating! Not only does it give you a nice scent to relax with, if you use in the mornings, you may just find yourself with a little more motivation to tackle your long day! Oh, what am I saying? I love Peppermint essential oil in the mornings, at night and all times in between
Check out this super easy way to make Peppermint essential oil shower melts and turn your next shower time into sauna time!
Peppermint Essential Oil Shower Melts
Ice cube tray, miniature works best
1 cup of corn starch
2 tablespoons of water
Mixing bowl, spoon
5-7 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
Red food coloring
1. Place the peppermint essential oil and corn starch in a bowl. Mix well. The mixture will look like a crumbly powder.
2. Add in a few drop of red food coloring (optional) and continue to mix well. You may not notice a great deal of coloring until you do step 3 below.
3. Add in the two tablespoons of water. Continue to mix until the colors disperse and clumps begin to form. Please note that this amount of water will NOT be enough to make the paste you are after. It is however a starting point so you can carefully ration water in and form your paste.
4. Continue adding a few drops of water at a time, mixing well as you do. Once you have a thick paste, transfer the mixture to your mini ice cube tray. Smooth the mixture out flat.
5. Freeze the contents for 1 hour or until the mixture is set.
To use your peppermint essential oil shower melts, place the melt on the floor of the shower and turn the water on. Enjoy the shower as you usually would, yet as the water and steam hits the melt it will break down and diffuse the aroma of the oil into the air.
As long as you didn’t overdo the mixture with water, you do not need to leave the melts frozen. You can place them in a jar and store them in a cool and dry place. If your cubes seem like they are runny, opt to store them in the freezer instead.