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How To Make The Best Essential Oil Shower Melts

These essential oil shower melts are easy to make and are also a great gift idea! Simply add the essential oil blend you like to this recipe. I’m sharing several favorites.

how to make essential oil melts

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I’m really excited to share these easy shower melts with you, using products from the Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box for July. And, here’s some great news.

Simply Earth will be giving one lucky Our Crafty Mom reader the July Recipe Box so you can make your own essential oil shower melts, or several other fun projects! The giveaway is at the end of this post, so be sure to enter.

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Last month was the first box I received and I showed you how to make Natural Mosquito Repellant. This has been so helpful, especially for summer barbecues.

Mosquito repellent

If you are not familiar with Simply Earth, they are an essential oil subscription box that you can receive monthly or quarterly. Each box contains 4 bottles of essential oils, plus recipe cards.

set of 4 essential oils

Enter the code CRAFTYFREE with this link, Simply Earth Essential Oils and you’ll receive a $40 coupon in your first box!

The July box is all about the kiddos, because we know how tough it is to keep them occupied all summer! If you don’t have young kids, no worries. The box is so versatile that you can make several other things.

My daughter and I both love to pamper ourselves. But we prefer showers to baths. What better way to enjoy a relaxing hot shower than using shower melts?

The recipe I’m sharing is a base recipe that you can completely change up with the essential oils you choose to add.

I’m sharing a few of our favorite blends today and two different sizes. Here is a smaller size using a heart shaped silicone mold:

heart shaped shower melts

Aren’t they adorable? Here is a larger melt using a recycled k-cup pod:

kcup melts

This is such a great way to recycle those k-cups! Now let’s get to the super simple recipe.

repurposed k-cups to shower melts

Essential Oil Shower Melts Recipe

Kitchen Tools

  • Mixing bowl
  • Silicone mold – I used this small heart one but if you want the melts larger, recycled k-cups work great!
  • Rubber Spatula



  • 1 Cup Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup Epsom Salt
  • 20 Drops Of Essential Oil
  • Water (about 2-3 teaspoons)


baking soda

  • Pour baking soda and epsom salt into mixing bowl.
  • Slowly add water, about 2 teaspoons,  and mix well.  If  the mixture is not holding, you might need to add another teaspoon of water. 
  • Add 20 drops of essential oils of your choice and mix well.

mixing with spatula

  • Add the mixture into silicone mold or k-cups and be sure to press it so it is packed tight.  

silicone mold


  • Let the mixture dry completely. The smaller melts took about 24 hours, the k-cups about 48 hours.
  • Once they are dry, pop them out and store in an airtight container. Mason jars work perfectly!

mason jar melts

Here are a few of our favorite blends and what they are used for.

mason jar shower melts

The melts shown today were made using lavender and sweet dreams essential oil, which both came in the July recipe box.

mini truck with shower melts

My daughter likes to take showers before bed. These are perfect for promoting a calm and relaxing mood to help with sleep.

mason jar shower melt

diy shower melts

For Sleep

Use this melt at night time before going to bed to promote a healthy night sleep.

  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops sweet dreams essential oil

DIY Essential Oil Shower Melts For Colds

Use this melt when congested and stuffy. It helps promote easy breathing.

  • 8 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 6 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 6 drops breathe easy essential oil


This blend helps get you going in the morning. Use this melt for a natural energy boost.

  • 8 drops orange essential oil
  • 6 drops lemon essential oil
  • 4 drops tangerine essential oil
  • 2 drop grapefruit essential oil

Stress Relief

Use this melt when stressed and having anxious feelings, these oils can help ground the emotions and relax the mind. These 3 oils are included in the July recipe box.

  • 8 drops fir needle essential oil
  • 8 drops tangerine essential oil
  • 4 drops lavender essential oil

Homework Blend

This shower melt has essential oils in it that can help stimulate the brain, and help your child to focus and concentrate. This is perfect for a before school shower!

  • 10 drops tangerine essential oil
  • 10 drops fir needle

How To Use Essential Oil Shower Melts

heart melts

Place two of the smaller essential oil melts on the side of the shower, away from the stream of water. Once the water hits the melt it releases the essential oils into the air and steam of the shower.

Breathe in the wonderful fragrance of the oils and the benefits they bring.

There are so many fun silicone molds you can use to make shower melts and I’m sharing a few that the kids will love here:

You can also add color drops if you want. Be sure you use the drops meant for soaps, like the ones below: 

Have you tried essential oil shower melts before? If so, what are your favorite blends to use? If not, I hope this post inspires you to give it a try. We love them and think you will too!

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Shower melt recipe

Don’t forget! When you place your first order with this link, Simply Earth Essential Oils and enter the code CRAFTYFREE  you’ll receive a $40 coupon in your first box, plus the big bonus box with the items shown here:

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Friday 7th of January 2022

Love how easy this recipe is. Thank you, any tips on removing from KCups? I packed tight (maybe too tight) and now they won’t release.


Friday 17th of December 2021

Hello there. I tried making these but when I took them out of the mold they fell apart. Any idea where I went wrong?


Sunday 26th of December 2021

Did you pack them really well? They need to be pressed into the mold. You may have to play around with the amount of water you use and also try using bottle water, as your tap water may have minerals, etc that may effect the way it dries. I just made them again this year and didn't have them crumble. I'm sorry that happened and I hope these tips help.


Monday 13th of December 2021

Question. I’m finding that they are crimmbling when o pop them out of the silicone mold. Am I letting them dry too long? More water maybe?


Sunday 26th of December 2021

Did you pack them really well? They need to be pressed into the mold. You may have to play around with the amount of water you use and also try using bottle water, as your tap water may have minerals, etc that may effect the way it dries. I just made them again this year and didn’t have them crumble. I’m sorry that happened and I hope these tips help.


Sunday 24th of January 2021

I love how the melts last in the shower but I really can’t smell them,I think a lot more essential oil is needed. Anyone else have this problem?


Saturday 30th of January 2021

@ourcraftymom, I’m gonna try again and add menthol crystals to the batch, I read that enhances the scents. I’ll let you know.


Tuesday 26th of January 2021

You can definitely add more essential oils. It depends on the type and fragrance you are using. The essential oils I used from Simply Earth were very fragrant. But, it's totally up to you. Hope that helps!

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