Bath bombs are the ultimate tool of relaxation. There is nothing more calming than warming up a bath, lighting some candles, playing some soothing music and letting your bath bomb fizz while you sit back and relax. Bath bombs are not only an excellent way to pamper yourself, but they also have added health benefits as well. When you make your own bath bombs at home, the Epsom salt and baking soda helps your body detoxify, which releases negative toxins from your body. Bath bombs are also great for relieving your mind of stress and getting rid of some muscle tension. Bath bombs are all the rage lately, but at $7-$9 a pop, sometimes you just have to figure out how to DIY and have your own, homemade version of them. These make wonderful gifts. Use as incentives for your downline, or new signup bonuses, or these even make wonderful birthday and Christmas presents.
You may be surprised, but bath bombs are easy to make yourself at home! By making your own bath bombs, the ingredients are more natural and you can ensure that you aren’t being exposed to harmful chemicals that may be harsh on your skin and your health. Plus, once you get the hang of making these yourself, you can play around with the essential oils you add, to create different aromas that fit your liking.
How to make a homemade bath bomb
To make these wonderful, luscious bath bombs, you will need baking soda, citric acid (1 cup each), 1/2 cup cornstarch, 1/2 cup fractionated coconut oil (make sure it is FCO) or olive oil, lavender essential oil, eucalyptus essential oil and dried herbs or flowers as desired.
To get reiterate, you will need the following items:
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid
- ½ cup cornstarch
- ½ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil or Olive Oil
- 6 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
- 4 Drops of Eucalyptus
- Dried Herbs or Flower Petals (Optional)
- Silicone Mold – if you don’t have a mold, sometimes you can find Christmas ornaments that snap together you could use to make the round bomb.
Once you have your ingredients together, complete the following steps:
In a large bowl, combine the citric acid, baking soda, cornstarch, and oil (either Fractionated Coconut Oil or Olive Oil, depending on your preference). Once this is completed, you can add your drops of Lavender and Eucalyptus Essential Oils (both DoTerra and Young Living essential oils will work perfectly for this recipe).
Mix the ingredients together until a soft dough begins to form. If your mixture is too wet, you can try adding in more cornstarch or baking soda to help you get the right consistency. It should be like damp sand. Once you have the right consistency, you can then add in any dried herbs or flower petals if you would like (these are not required).
Add your bath bomb mixture to your silicone molds. Let the mixture sit and settle for at least 24 hours before you try to remove the bath bombs from the mold.
Once you have let the mixture sit in the molds for 24 hours, you are ready to use the bath bombs! Warm up some water, put on some calming music and drop your bath bombs in your tub to enjoy all the many benefits!