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Sometimes it is the simplest of things that make me have happy.

Here is one of them.

 Herbal steam tablets.

So easy.

You will need:

1 box of baking soda

Essential oils: eucalyptus, rosemary and lavender

a mini muffin tray and muffin papers

Place the baking soda in a bowl, then add a little water at a time to form a creamy paste.  Then add 20 drops of each essential oil and stir well.

Pour into your paper lined muffin tins.  Allow the mixture to dry for a day or two.

Voila you have heavenly scented tablets ready to enjoy in your next shower.

I don’t have mini muffin tins.  I had the wrappers – I know that doesn’t make any sense.  I also used other  small decorative containers that have a pleasing shape.


Filled and ready to dry over night.


Store tablets in an air tight container.


I find these scents to be soothing and restorative as well as pleasing to my allergy suffering sinuses.

To use, place tablet in a location in your shower where just a small amount of the water hits the tablet at a time, otherwise they will dissolve too quickly.  The steam will release the calming scent.

A little herbal information.

Eucalyptus – rejuvenates the mind and may decongest your sinuses.

Rosemary – Reduces anxiety and pairs nicely with lavender.

Lavender –  Calming and reduces anxiety and stress.

I hope you give these a try and that you find a little happy too.

See you later, Bye!


13 thoughts on “herbal steam tablet – DIY

  1. LaDy says:

    What a neat idea! Gotta try it and will share with the Girl Posse. 🙂



    1. You should enjoy these, easy to make and a good ah spah moment. xo


  2. What a great, easy idea! I am a huge fan of lavender oil…Will have to try this!


    1. I took love lavender, and this is an easy way to use it. Enjoy!


  3. Sarah says:

    Thank you for the recipe I have all the ingredients so I will have to try this! I love those containers you used too! Sarah x


    1. Sarah, I love those old containers too. Enjoy 🙂


  4. Winter Owls says:

    Thanks for sharing such a great idea Kim, I think my ladies group might enjoy making these!


    1. Oh how lovely to share with other ladies around the world. 🙂


  5. Oh Kim, this sounds like just what I need! Thank you.


    1. 🙂 Hope everything is okay, if you need to talk…


  6. This is a great idea, I love using scents in the shower as I don’t take many baths in the tropics of Singapore and miss a scented bath! Thanks


    1. Cath – I just realized I wasn’t getting your posts – but I’ve been away from blog land for awhile. I’m sure it is way too hot to think about a hot bath or shower, where you are. Thanks for stopping by. xo Kim


      1. It is too hot yes, but hopefully when I’m back in Europe for the winters I’ll be back to my baths!


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