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lavender shower melts

You are going to LOVE these.

lavender shower melts

I always laugh a little when I see accoutrements for the bath.

I mean……….


Yes, I’d LOVE to take a long relaxing soak now and then. But seriously? Not. Happening.

That said, I DO believe in taking little indulgences wherever – and whenever – I can fit them in.

And aromatherapy is a perfect little indulgence.

Something as simple as a scented drawer satchet, a heavenly smelling dish soap, or a diffuser popped on the sink can take a mundane moment and make it feel like a mini-escape.

Which is when I came up with the idea of a shower melt. Because why shouldn’t a shower – even a quick 10-minute one – be a little more special?

Fortunately I found several tutorials on-line that proved to be super easy to execute.

lavender shower melts

A jar of these melts would make a perfect gift for any lady in your life – mom, teacher, babysitter – and a good reminder that we all need to take a little time for ourselves.

lavender shower melts

Lavender Shower Melts

½ cup baking soda
½ cup cornstarch
10 drops lavender essential oil
1 – 2 tablespoons dried lavender

silicone mold (I used this one)

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of water and stir to combine. The mixture will be dry and crumbly. Continue adding water, a tablespoon at a time, till a small amount of the mixture clumps together when you squeeze it.

Spoon the mixture evenly into your mold and press to level. Freeze overnight.

Pop the melts out of the mold and place in a covered jar or container.

(print this recipe)

This delicious recipe brought to you by Sheri Silver

lavender shower melts


  1. Kim on January 31, 2018 at 8:48 am

    Morning: I have a lavender farm and just made these yesterday to see how they work in the shower. I put them in the freezer overnight and just removed them and popped them out. They seem to be melting/flawing on the wax paper. Any thoughts would be appreciated??? To much water ??? Love the idea for the non bath people.

    • sherisilver on January 31, 2018 at 9:08 am

      Hi Kim – I just checked out your site – I love the story of your farm! You might have used too much water. It can be tricky as you want them to melt (that’s the point, obviously), but stay intact till you use them. I just made another batch and they turned out fine, so try less water next time; let me know how it turns out if you do and I’ll amend the instructions!

      • Kim on January 31, 2018 at 9:20 am

        Thanks. I will try again. Can I ask what your total amt of water was added. They do look great with my lavender

        • sherisilver on January 31, 2018 at 3:59 pm

          This time I used 3 tablespoons – I can’t recall if I had to add more the last time – please let me know!

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