I’m not a huge bath person. Wait, I should take that back. I love taking baths in a big, deep tub where I can just float around and relax. Unfortunately we have a super tiny (well, probably normal sized) tub, and I don’t find that very relaxing. I decided to try making some bath bombs to up the relaxation game in my bathroom.
These are so great. The moment you drop them in the water, they just go berserk, fizzing all over the place. My girls love them in their baths, and I love how they are both moisturizing because of the oils, and add a calming scent to the whole bathroom.
I found quite a few different recipes around the internets, and settled on a combination of a few. Most recipes have the same basic ingredients, just different ratios or other things thrown in for fun.
Here’s what I came up with:
- 1/2 cup carrier oil (almond oil, fractionated coconut oil, olive oil)
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid
- 10-12 drops of essential oil (I love to add relaxing oils to the bath, so I used about 10 drops of Release this time. I think you could do pretty much anything and it would be great.)
Mix all ingredients together in a glass bowl. You can use a spoon, but you might as well just use your hands and get the benefit of the oils while you mix it all up. It should feel like wet sand, and hold together if you squeeze it in your hand. You can add more baking soda if it’s too wet, or more oil if it’s too dry.
There are silicone molds you can use, but I don’t have one, and didn’t want to spend the money on one, so I just used my mini-muffin tin. I just pressed the mixture into the cups. The more firmly you press the mixture in, the better it will solidify.
Let it dry for at least 24 hours, pop them out, and store in an airtight container, glass is always best.
Please let me know if you have any questions! I’d be happy to suggest some other oils, or help you get started with essential oils if you don’t know where to begin!
Head over to my Instagram account for a giveaway of some of this sugar scrub! This part three of my 36 Things for 36 Years project. I’m giving away 36 things this year, and this week will be a whole week of oily giveaways! Details on how to enter here!