Easy DIY Peppermint & Lemon Essential Oil Shower Melts

DIY peppermint &lemon essential oil shower melts in a glass container

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DIY shower steamers with essential oils – easy to make and great for soothing during the cold winter months, this homemade recipe smells amazing!


  • 1 1/2 cups cornstarch
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 10 drops lemon essential oil
  • 10 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 10 drops myrrh essential oil
  • 10 drops fir balsam essential oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Witch Hazel (I prefer Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazelone !important;margin: 0px !important;padding: 0px !important;height: 0px !important;width: 0px !important” src=”″ alt=”” width=”0″ height=”0″ border=”0″ />)
  • Food Coloring (optional)
  • Water – 3 to 4 tablespoons to start, more will likely be needed
  • ice cube tray or silicone molds (I used this one I got on Amazon)
  • medium size bowl
  • mixing spoon


  1. You’ll begin by adding cornstarch to your mixing bowl, then stir in the witch hazel.
  2. Next, you’ll want to stir in your essential oils.
  3. You will want to add a total of about 50 drops of essential oils to this DIY recipe.
  4. After you add the essential oils, whisk them well into your corn starch.
  5. Optional: if you want to make your peppermint & lemon essential oil shower melts more fun, you can add some color to them!
  6. I decided on blue for our peppermint & lemon essential oil shower melts. Add a couple drops of food color.
  7. Then you’ll want to add the water.
  8. It will start as a dry, crumbly mixture. Add water a few drops at a time and mix well. Then a few more drops and mix some more. Repeat until you get JUST past the crumbly point and the color is mixed in.
  9. If the mixture gets too wet, add a little more cornstarch.
  10. When you are done mixing your shower melts “oobleck”, go ahead and pour it into your silicone mold.
  11. Then put it in the freezer for a few hours.  I had to use my chest freezer as this wouldn’t fit in my side refrigerator freezer.
  12. Once you take them out of the freezer, they will pop right out of the mold.  Or you can let them sit for a few days until they are fully dry, then pop them out of the mold.
  13. After they are out of the mold, store them in a jar in a cool, dry place.