So if you made it here you probably know that I like to keep things as natural as I can when it comes to what I eat and put on my body. I’m nowhere near perfect but I try my best to keep the processed goods to a minimum. Skin and hair products are some of the biggest offenders for fragrance and other synthetics, so I have been having fun with some diys!
I’m seriously addicted to making these bath bombs… like once you get started you won’t be able to stop. I think I made 4 batches at once before Christmas! They are so pretty and fun and… gosh I just want to go open a bath bomb shop 🙂 Okay but really, Happy Valentine’s Day! You can’t go wrong with these, whether you keep them all for yourself for some much needed selfcare or give them away as gifts, they will be enjoyed! Equally appropriate for a galentines evening with the girls or a fun activity with littles! Enjoy!
** As the essential oils in these bath bombs are going to come in contact with your skin, I can only recommend the use of Young Living’s essential oils as they are what I use and trust, and are approved for topical use. If you would like more information on essential oils, check out this page.
My favorite oils to use for bath bombs are sacred mountain, stress away, peace and calming, and lavender.
+ 2 cups – baking soda
+ 1 cup – citric acid
+ 1 cup – corn starch
+ 1 cup – epsom salt
+ 3 tsp – water
Please read all the way through before you begin, you will not end up using all of the liquid!
1️⃣ Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl (baking soda, citric acid, corn starch, epsom salt)
2️⃣ Combine oil + water in a small container and set aside (I use a tupperware with lid and shake well to combine)
3️⃣ Add 30 drops of your essential oil to the DRY ingredients
🤩 The next part can get a little messy. You want to be quick, as soon as you add the liquid it will start to activate, so you must mix right away. It is recommended to use a stand mixer, or hand mixer for even mixing. I like to set the bowl in my sink, and cover with a clean hand towel so powder doesn’t fly everywhere.
4️⃣ Pour 1/2 of the liquid onto the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
5️⃣ Check the consistency with your hand. The goal is “packing snow”, it will look powdery, but when you form a ball in your hands it should hold its shape. If it crumbles, add a little more of the liquid and mix again. Continue until you reach the desired consistency.
6️⃣ Pack tightly into mold and remove. Lay on a baking sheet and let dry for at least 4 hours. Give as gifts, or keep them all for yourself! Plop one in the bath and enjoy!!
🌷 If you want to add some extras like dried rose petals, place a small amount in the base of the mold before you add in the mixture. Do NOT mix all of the petals in, the mixture will completely crumble!
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