For those that don't know what shower soothers are, this is what I'm talking about:
You put them in the bottom of your shower, and they melt and release vapors while you shower. I love them.
But, I'm also cheap. And, I love crafting. So, I opted for making my own. A few years ago, I had my own bath business. One of my best selling products was my bath bombs. They fizz when you put them in your tub, and are quite relaxing, and easily customizable to your own fragrance.
Ingredients:1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup citric acid
10-20 drops eucalyptus oil (or other desired fragrance, peppermint is nice as well!)
2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
Food coloring (optional)Witch hazel(just a spritz or two)
Mix all dry ingredients, then add oils. Blend well. Spritz with witch hazel, mixing quickly until it's moist yet crumbly. Don't overwet mixture. Press into molds(old ice cube tray works well) and let dry 24 hours.
I use silicone molds for most of my stuff like this. It makes it easy to unmold. But, you can use an old ice cube tray as well. Then, use 1-2 per bath/shower.
That's it. Simple relief.