Menthol Crystals in shower steamers (with recipe) - Soapmaid

Menthol Crystals in shower steamers (with recipe)

Here's a step-by-step guide along with a recipe for making shower steamers with menthol crystals:

**Shower Steamer Recipe with Menthol Crystals:**

- 1 cup baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/4 cup cream of tartar 
- 2 tablespoons menthol crystals
- 1 tablespoon water
- 15-20 drops of essential oils (eucalyptus, peppermint, or your preferred scent)
- Silicone mold or ice cube tray

- Mixing bowl
- Whisk
- Spray bottle (for water)
- Measuring cups and spoons

**Step-by-Step Instructions:**

**Step 1: Prepare Your Workspace**

Ensure your workspace is clean and dry. Gather all the ingredients and equipment needed for making the shower steamers.

**Step 2: Mix Dry Ingredients**

In a mixing bowl, combine the baking soda, citric acid, and cream of tartar. Use a whisk to thoroughly blend the dry ingredients together. This mixture will form the base of your shower steamers.

**Step 3: Incorporate Menthol Crystals**

Add the menthol crystals to the dry mixture. Menthol crystals provide the refreshing and invigorating scent when exposed to steam. Stir well to evenly distribute the menthol throughout the mixture.

**Step 4: Add Essential Oils**

Carefully add 15-20 drops of essential oils to the mixture. Essential oils like eucalyptus and peppermint complement the menthol crystals, creating a revitalizing aroma. Blend the oils into the mixture evenly.

**Step 5: Gradually Add Water**

Using a spray bottle, lightly mist the dry mixture with water. Spritz the mixture while whisking continuously to prevent fizzing. Aim for a consistency similar to damp sand. The water helps bind the ingredients together.

**Step 6: Mold the Shower Steamers**

Spoon the mixture into silicone molds or an ice cube tray, pressing it down firmly to compact it. Ensure the molds are filled evenly to create uniform shower steamers. Let the mixture sit and dry in the molds for about 24 hours or until fully hardened.

**Step 7: Unmold and Store**

Once completely dry and hardened, carefully remove the shower steamers from the molds. Store them in an airtight container or sealable bag to preserve their fragrance and potency.

**How to Use Shower Steamers:**

Place a shower steamer on the floor of your shower, away from direct water flow. As the steam rises, it will activate the menthol and essential oils, releasing a refreshing scent that can help clear your sinuses and create a spa-like shower experience.

Enjoy the invigorating and aromatic experience created by these homemade shower steamers with menthol crystals!

*Note: Always use caution and avoid direct skin contact with undiluted menthol crystals as they can be irritating to the skin or eyes.*


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