DIY Bath Bombs

October 17, 2016 1 Comment

DIY Bath Bombs

November is all about keeping warm, and as important as that is, it’s also necessary to keep our bodies in tip-top shape! We know that eating a healthy diet and exercising is good for us, but what we often neglect is self-care. Self-care is time we take just for ourselves, not worrying about anyone or anything else for just a moment. This can mean taking 10 minutes to meditate, writing a journal entry before bed, or, our all-time favourite, taking a hot, soothing bath with candles lit and homemade bath bombs fizzing around us.

Here is our go-to recipe for homemade bath bombs:  

 

Earl Grey and Lavender Bath Bombs

(Adapted from Wellness Mama)

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What you need:

  •    1 cup baking soda
  •    1/2 cup citric acid
  •    1/2 cup sea salt or Epsom salt
  •    2 teaspoons olive oil
  •    2 teaspoons The Honest Leaf steeped Earl Grey tea
  •    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •    A few drops of lavender essential oil (or desired essential oil)
  •    Dried tea leaves and dried lavender
  •    Muffin tins or silicon ice cube trays

What to Do:

  1. Combine baking soda, salt and citric acid and mix well until combined.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, steeped tea and vanilla extract and stir well. Add essential oils if using.
  3. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and very quickly mix well with hands. Add a sprinkle of dried tea leaves and dried lavender.
  4. Mixture should hold together when squeezed without crumbling. You may need to add slightly more steeped tea if it hasn’t achieved this consistency yet.
  5. Quickly push mixture into lightly greased muffin tins or silicon ice cube tray. Press in firmly and leave at least 24 hours (48 is better) or until hardened. It will expand a little which is normal. You can push it down into the mold several times while it is drying to keep it from expanding too much.
  6. When dry, remove and store in air tight container. Use within 2 weeks.


1 Response

Made Natural
Made Natural

September 18, 2018

Great tutorial! Interesting to have your take on it. I hope your article will get more people into enjoying their bathing experience with bath bombs.

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