These DIY Soothing Bath Bombs are the perfect addition to a relaxing bath!
A relaxing bath is a amazing way to unwind, and our DIY Soothing Bath Bombs have just the right combination of essential oils to help reduce anxiety.
My most favorite way to relax is with a long hot bath. I love adding Epsom Salts and essential oils to really make my baths special and really help me to unwind. Between working and mothering, sometimes I just need a break from it all.
There’s something fun and special about bath bombs! After all, watching them fizz is relaxing in itself, but they can be so expensive. Investing in the ingredients, and a quality mold will mean you can make these anytime you want, and they make great homemade gift items for birthdays and holidays. You’ll be surprised just how easy these are to make.
DIY Soothing Bath Bombs
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Here’s how to make these DIY Soothing Bath Bombs. This “recipe” makes 4 large ball style bombs.
1 cup Baking Soda
1/2 cup Citric Acid
1/2 cup Epsom Salt
3/4 cup Cornstarch
2 tablespoons Sweet Almond Oil
3 teaspoons Witch Hazel
1-1/4 teaspoon Mineral Mica Powder (I like this set because of the color choices)
8-10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
10 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil
8-10 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
6-8 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil essential oil
Small spray bottle with water
Small and large glass bowls, Bath Bomb Mold, measuring spoons and cups, mixing spoon, whisk, fork, spatula
In a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients. Break up any clumps with your fingers.
- In a small glass bowl, combine the almond oil, essential oils and witch hazel, whisk to combine.
- Pour the liquid mixture into the large bowl. (It will fizz once the liquid touches it.) Begin mixing using a fork (or your hands) until everything looks combined and somewhat moist.
- Prep your silicone molds and use a spoon to fill the molds halfway. Using a silicone spatula, press the mixture into the molds firmly. Spritz each mold with a bit of water (one spray) and press down again to make sure they’re firm.
- (Note: Using too much water will cause the bombs to lose their fizz. If you don’t press down firmly, the bombs will not hold together.)
- Divide the rest of the mixture into the molds and again press down firmly. Spray the top with water and press down again.
- Close the molds and let them sit in a cool dry place for twenty four hours to set before removing from molds.
Note: The mica powder and almond oil in these bombs will leave your bath a bit slippery, so take caution when getting out!
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