How To Make Bath Bombs With Essential Oils
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Since you have stumbled upon our article on how to make your own bath bombs with essential oils I probably don’t need to go into too much detail on why making your own bath bombs is a great idea.
You probably are already aware of the chemicals that commercial bath bombs can contain and your trying to reduce your exposure to toxins.
You may have sensitive skin and had a reaction to a bath bomb so you are curious to try making your own.
Or you even be a home childcare provider like myself and looking for a simple and easy bath bomb recipe with essential oils for your kids to make as a mother's day craft.
Whatever the reason I’m really glad you have found our article and I’m really excited to share with you several ways you can make your own bath bombs with essential oils and a few other surprises so let's get started.
Here is a list of things you will need to make your bath bombs
- Baking Soda - baking soda can help regulate PH levels in the skin and help it glow
- Citric acid - Helps give your bath bomb the fizzie action they are known for
- Epsom Salts - Adds magnesium to your bath water and helps sore tired muscles to relax
- Coconut Oil - Helps to moisturize the skin
- Witch Hazel - Helps to make the bath bomb ingredients stick together a bit like wet sand
- Mica colouring is optional
- Essential Oils ( recommendations further down on this article)
How to make your bath bombs with essential oils in 5 easy steps
Gather self-love glass bowls - one bowl will be for your wet ingredients and one will be for your dry ingredients.
Step # 2
In your dry bowl you will add
Mix together and break up any clumps you might have
Step #3 - In your 2nd glass bowl you want to combine your wet ingredients.
Step #4- VERY SLOWLY as you don’t want to cause a fizzy reaction, combine a few your wet ingredients with your dry ingredientsfavoriteand gently combine the 2 together with your fork.
Once your mixture is combined it should feel like damp sand that is moldable in your hand like you could make a sand castle with at the beach.
If your texture is more crumbles and isn’t holding its shape, you can use your witch hazel in a spray bottle and spritz a little bit of witch hazel into the mixture until it's just wet enough to form a shape
Step #5- Add your mixture to your bath bomb molds.
If you are using a silicone mold you will press the bath bomb mixture down and leave it in the self-care overnight. These bath bombs might pop out a bit, you can keep pushing the mixture back in if you like.
If you are using a circular metal bath bomb mold you will want to overfill both sides of the circle and gently press the 2 circle halves together to make a bath bomb ball. The mixture should stick together, and you can take the bath bomb ball out of the mold and leave it on a soft bath towel overnight to dry completely.
What essential oil blends work well in home made bath bombs?
Essential oils provide a never-ending list of therapeutic benefits and taking a long hot bath is one of life's simplest pleasures.
I know for myself, to be able to take a 20-minute soak in a hot bath without being interrupted is a blessing and a definitely helps with a little self-love and self-care to make it extra special with a bath bomb with some of my favorite essential oil scents.
For a calming and relaxing bath bomb, try adding some of these essential oils
- Lavender Essential Oil - relaxing and can help you settle into sleep
- Peppermint Essential Oil - refreshing scent that can uplift tired or exhausted feelings
- Clary Sage Essential Oil - can help lower blood pressure when stressed
- Patchouli Essential Oil - helps to relieve stress, anxiety and nervousness
For a sore achy muscles bath bomb, try adding some of these essential oils
- Eucalyptus Essential Oil - cooling sensation for sore painful muscles and joints
- Rosemary Essential Oil - Can help with pain relief
- Frankincense Essential Oil - helps the body to relax and inflammation in the body
- Yarrow Essential Oil - helps with circulation in the body
For a detox bath bomb, try adding some of these essential oils
- Lemon Essential Oil - supports the bodies immune system to function properly
- Grapefruit Essential Oil - helps with excess bloating and flushing out the body
- Juniper berry Essential Oil - acts like a natural diuretic and helps flush out toxins from body
- Oregano Essential Oil - antioxidant and antiviral essential oil
For a cold/flu bath bomb, try adding some of these essential oils
- Tea Tree Essential Oil - stops the growth of bacteria
- Lemon Essential oil - boosts immune system functions.
- Eucalyptus Essential oil - Reduces inflammation, can help with breathing
Here are some of the bath bomb blends I have made with essential oils
Transport me to the beach bath bomb
Day at the Spa Bath Bomb
Cold and Flu Bath Bomb
- Baking Soda
- Citric acid
- Epsom Salts
- Coconut Oil
- Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Lemon Essential oil
- Eucalyptus Essential oil
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