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17/11/2021

Lavender scented shower aromatherapy

 I am still reading (slowly coz only manage to dip in for a few minutes every now and then)  Simple Matters by Erin Boyle. (as I mentioned before I shopped around to find a pre-loved copy at a very nice price).

Towards the end of her book, she shares a simple tip to elevate your daily shower. I gave it a try and was really impressed and so was Himself. So much so that I have made more shower aromatherapy cubes and now have a jar full of them sitting next to the shower for us to use later tonight.


You'll only need a couple of ingredients - Bicarbonate of Soda and an essential oil or two.

For the essential oils, Erin Boyle recommends orange and lavender - I already had the lavender so just used that and I already had a large bag of organic bicarb from our local 'green shop' in the village.
Tip the bicarb into a bowl (I did about a teacup's worth) and add water until it is soft 'sandy' paste - the wetter you make it the longer it takes to dry.

Drop the bicarb paste into a suitable container (the author recommends empty tea light foils - I used an old ice cube maker) and allow to dry. Can take up to 24 hours, I left mine near the wood burner over night and in the morning the soft paste had dried into little brickets.
I then tipped the cubes out onto a piece of silver foil and dripped 5ish drops of the lavender essential oil on each one.

As soon as the essential oil soaked in (was in a matter of moments) I carefully put them into a jar with sprigs of fresh lavender and screwed the lid tight. 

I opened it up again a moment or two ago (about an hour after I made them) and the scent is glorious!

So, later, when I have my shower, I will take one out of the jar and put it on the floor of the bath and when the hot water hits it, the bicarb dissolves releasing the lavender scent which fills the bathroom with such a wonderfully warming and relaxing fragrance, perfect when heading to bed.

If you have small children - please make sure they don't think they are something eat and put them up high out of their reach ๐Ÿ˜Š

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17 comments:

  1. Might try this :) I'm enjoying the book so far. it's an easier read than all the "manuals" and "bibles" that proliferate. I paid £4.85 for my copy.

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  2. I paid £4.50 so similar - pays to shop around - the original text is on page 181 and I agree it is a gentle read and not instruction manual-esque. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Oooh I like the sound of these … I definitely will give them a go ๐Ÿ’œ

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    1. Yay! let me know how they went - I love them :)๐Ÿ˜

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  4. I have bought a secondhand...but looks and feels new...copy too! I am gradually reading bits...will read more now hopefully that we are back home!!

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    1. My book also feels new - the cover was a bit grubby, so I wiped it and now is good as new! Enjoy the read :D x

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  5. What a great idea, I think I'll try this, thank you

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    1. Thanks - but I can't take the credit (hehehe) but happy to have shared it - so easy to make and lovely to use๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. I have heard of these but never tried them. I think I'll make some for Christmas gifts. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. I'd never heard of them before and when I read about them I wanted to give them a try - definitely a stocking filler for this year๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Might be something a small person might like to make for chrimbly pressies ... jus' sayin'๐Ÿ˜Š

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  8. OH! I like the sound of those. The big clearance chazza had a huge pile of essential oils on the counter a couple of weeks ago, I'll have to check if they are still there when I pop down on sunday morning. x

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    1. Fingers crossed for Sunday shopping! Such a simple make which gives a lovely 'lift' to a normal shower :D

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  9. What a fabulous idea. Thanks for sharing it. I’m going to make some peppermint ones to help clear the airways.
    I like Debi’s idea of making them for Christmas presents too

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    1. Oh I like the idea of peppermint - wonder if adding olbus oil would work too?? Yes, I do have planned to make them into stocking fillers for all the girls in the family :)

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  10. Wow! This looks amazing!!! I have both ingredients in stock. Do you know what I'm thinking.... Chrimbo pressies. Will let you know if I try x

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