DIY Bath Bombs

03/15/2015

 
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Do you need a good excuse to climb into a warm relaxing bath?  If you make yourself a batch of these serene bath bombs, you'll just HAVE to use them and you'll love them.  They are nourishing and leave your skin silky soft. 
...and you won't have to worry about any toxic chemicals like what is found in the bath bombs you'll find in the "natural" bath stores.
These are great for the littles too.  My girls love throwing them in and watching them fizz. 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Cup Citric Acid
  • 1 Cup Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1/2 Cup FCO (fractionated coconut oil)
  • optional dried herbs (I used a small handful of lavender)
  • 8-10 drops essential oil of choice (see suggestions below)

ESSENTIAL OIL OPTIONS
  • Relaxation: Lavender, Calming Blend or Ylang Ylang
  • Invigorate:  Wild Orange, Grapefruit or Invigorating Blend
  • Sore Muscles:  Lemongrass, Marjoram or Massage Blend
  • Sunburn:  Melaleuca & Lavender
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium size bowl and mix until a soft dough is formed.  It should have the consistency of damp sand.  If mixture is too wet, add baking soda and cornstarch.  If mixture is too dry, add FCO.
  • Scoop mixture out with a melon baller or tablespoon and form into balls.  If you can't figure out how to do this step (like me), let your 5 year old do it.  If you don't happen to have a 5 year old on hand, there are some nice molds you can find online.
  • Let bombs sit for 24 hours (in mold if using) to solidify.  
  • To use simply drop in tub and allow to dissolve completely.
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If you are anything like me, you'll LOVE these DIY bath bombs and want to share them with all your friends along with all your other lovely homemade goodies.
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Want to learn more about the essential oils I use?  Check out my "Essential Oils" pages.
I would love to hear from you!  What are your favorite homemade goodies to give out as gifts!
 


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