Breathe Easy Shower Steamer Recipe

If you’re feeling under the weather or struggling with congestion, there’s nothing like a hot shower to lift your spirits and clear your sinuses. But with Simply Earth’s Breathe Easy Shower Steamer Recipe, you can take your shower to the next level.

Packed with powerful essential oils and menthol, this little cube of goodness can help you breathe easier and feel refreshed in no time. And the best part? It’s easy to make at home, so you can enjoy the benefits whenever you need a little pick-me-up. Give it a try and see how the power of steam and natural ingredients can transform your shower routine.

What Are Shower Steamers?

Have you heard of shower steamers? Perhaps you know them by one of their many other names – shower bombs, shower fizzies, shower tablets, or shower melts. No matter what you call them, these little wonders can transform a regular shower into a soothing, aromatic spa experience. Once they come into contact with water, the steamers release fragrant essential oils that mix with the warm steam. The result is an aromatherapeutic shower that can soothe stress, congestion, and even headaches. 

Bath Bombs vs. Shower Steamers

Both bath bombs and shower steamers offer unique benefits, but there are important differences to consider. Bath bombs transform your bathwater into a colorful, nourishing oasis. Rich in moisturizing oils, bath bombs provide a relaxing and soothing experience for your skin. Shower steamers, on the other hand, are meant for aromatherapy. The aroma from the essential oils rise with the shower steam and provides benefits as you inhale. However, it’s important to note that shower steamers should not directly touch your skin, as they are highly concentrated. 

Ultimately, the choice comes down to what you’re looking for. If you’re looking for a relaxing, skin-soothing experience, go for a bath bomb. For aromatherapy purposes, opt for a shower steamer.

What’s in This Shower Steamer Recipe?

Coconut Oil (Solid)

One essential ingredient that you shouldn’t overlook is Solid Coconut Oil. It’s perfect for combining all the dry ingredients together and making your recipe more compact.

Menthol Crystals

If you’re looking for a refreshing morning shower, you might want to try adding menthol crystals to your shower steamer recipe. The cooling effect of menthol can help clear up congested sinuses and perk you up for a brand-new day. With their powerful aroma, these tiny crystals can transform an ordinary shower into a spa-like experience. Plus, menthol crystals are easy to use and affordable, making them a popular ingredient in many homemade bath and body products.

Breathe Easy Essential Oil Blend

Breathe Easy Essential Oil Blend is a unique blend specifically designed to promote respiratory health, allowing you to breathe with ease as you tackle your day. Take in the calming earthy aroma of this essential oil blend as it helps to open up airways and clear congestion.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is a key ingredient in our shower steamer recipe. It acts as an excellent binder and also absorbs moisture from the air, allowing for a longer-lasting shower experience. No more dissolving tablets before you even step foot in the shower!

Things to Remember When Using This Recipe

Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil recipe is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly. 

Some essential oil recipes are not generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use.

This essential oil recipe is safe to use with kids aged 10+.

For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post

For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post

*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA

Breathe Easy Shower Steamer

Breathe Easy Shower Steamer Recipe

Time: 5 min + dry time
Dilution Rate: 2%
Estimated Shelf Life: 1 year
Yield: 8 shower steamers


  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil (solid)

  • 1 tsp menthol crystals

  • 10 drops Breathe Easy Essential Oil Blend

  • ½ cup baking soda

  • Silicone mold or ice cube tray


  • In a double boiler (or microwave using short intervals), heat the solid coconut oil until just melted.
  • Remove from heat, add menthol crystals, and stir to melt.
  • Add essential oils and stir to mix.
  • Add baking soda and stir thoroughly until the mixture has a dough-like consistency.
  • Press contents into a mold and allow the ingredients to totally dry (~24 hours). About 1 Tbsp per cavity works well, but you can add more or less according to your preference.
  • To use, remove from the mold and place it in the bottom of the shower near the drain. Use caution as this recipe can make your shower slippery. The hot water will help the oil diffuse into the air to support easy breathing.