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Scheduling 30 minutes once or twice a week for a quiet soak can go a long way in relieving the tension from everyday life.

These hard-packed effervescent mixtures make bath time an extra special treat. Simple to make from home, crafting your own bath bombs is a fun, cost-effective DIY; plus you’ll have the added benefit of knowing exactly what’s in them! Easily customize with your favorite scents, colors, and even shapes. Drop one of these fizzy delights into your next bath and settle in for a calm and luscious relief for both mind and body!

Supplies Needed
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 10 drops favorite essential oil (see popular blends below)
  • Dried herbs, petals, food coloring (optional)
  • Bath bomb molds

 

Instructions
  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the coconut oil until fully liquid.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a medium-size bowl. 
  3. Add coconut oil and essential oils. Mix well. Add herbs, petals, or food coloring, if desired.
  4. Overfill each side of the bath bomb molds and press together firmly. Gently twist each side to remove the bath bomb from the mold. 
  5. Allow them to dry overnight.

 

Some Essential Oil Blends to Try

*Drop count in parenthesis.

 

Lavender (5) and eucalyptus (5)—for stress relief

Peppermint (5) and eucalyptus (5)—for colds or allergies

Lavender (5) and peppermint (5)—for headache relief

Lemon (4), orange (3), peppermint (3)—for energy

Rosemary (3), lavender (4), Juniper berry (3)—for muscle aches

 

Notes

Citric acid is usually found wherever canning items are sold.

 

The mixture will resemble wet sand (think sand castle) and should stay together easily. If it is too crumbly, simply add more coconut oil.

 

Coconut oil can be substituted with any other oil (almond, olive, and avocado make great alternatives).

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