Natural Bath Bombs seem to be the rage nowadays! Everywhere I look they are popping up like dandelions in the summer! I found several natural bath bomb recipes and wanted to share my favorite one with you. Read along and enjoy.
Natural Bath Bomb Recipe – Make Them Yourself
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- 1/2 cup Citric Acid
- 1/2 cup Corn Starch
- 1/2 cup Epsom Salt
- 1 TBSP Lecithin
- 2 TBSP MCT Oil
- 1 tsp Witch Hazel
- 1 tsp Alcohol
- 1 tsp Essential Oil
- 10 drops Food Coloring
1) Mix together the dry ingredients first and then mix together the wet ingredients separately.
2) A little at a time – pour the wet ingredients into the Bath Bomb Dry Ingredients. Pour it in slowly and mix quickly as you do not want the citric acid in the bath bomb dry ingredients to start to fizz prematurely.
3) Add the food coloring last to get the desired color you are looking for.
4) When mixture is complete press it into any type of mold that you desire. I use Stainless Steel circle molds that look like balls of various sizes. (Example 1″ – 1.5″ – 2″)
This Bath Bomb Recipe will yield approx. four 2″ Bath Bombs.
If you would prefer – you can purchase already made bath bombs and that is alright too. How ever you get these wonderful items into your hands – you will enjoy them just the same.
Purchase Bath Bombs Made With Natural Bath Oils
Many people would just as soon purchase bath bombs already made.
This is a great idea too. Whether you make natural bath bombs yourself or purchase them from someone else that makes them – you are still getting your hands on wonderfully scented natural skin care items.
The recipe above works almost all the time for me. I have had a few times, that for one reason or another, the bath bombs would not hold shape – even though I followed the recipe the same as I always do – they just fall apart in my hands when I try to take them out of the mold. I don’t worry on it too much. I just use that mixture as a loose mixture to pour in my bath water and it fizzes and smells great just like the bath bombs that stayed together do. So nothing needs to go to waste.
Should you decide to create the bath bombs yourself – read along and I will explain about some of the ingredients I use in my bath bombs.
Should you have questions, feel free to contact me below this article.
Natural Bath Oils – Also called Essential Oils
Essential Oils added to your bath bombs create the beautiful scent that fills your bathroom and soothes your soul. You may use any scented oil that you prefer. Some days I want Peppermint – To invigorate me, other days I want Lavender to calm me. Sometimes I want Eucalyptus to help soften my skin should it be dry.
You can find USDA Certfied Organic Oils at Amrita Aromatherapy 100% Pure Essence – They have some of the Finest Therapeutic Oils. There are several places to purchase Essential Oils to use in your natural bath bomb recipe. Be sure you are purchasing Pure Essential Oils for the best results and the least chance of irritation to your skin.
Yes, Essential Oils can irritate your skin, cause breathing issues, or create other health issues if you do not do your homework first. Essential Oils can be and are often very safe when used as directed. Nothing is ever 100% safe for everyone and one scent may irritate you while another scent is just perfect. I would suggest using bath bombs only once a week and one bath bomb only in your tub. If your skin starts to get irritated – empty the tub, shower off and discontinue use. Consult a doctor if you feel you need to. Most of the time it is a mild irritation and will be fine shortly. Always err on the side of caution. We are not doctors here and we are not giving medical advice. Not to scare you though. Just wanted to make you aware. Some people think that if something is Natural – It is Completely Harmless – This is not the case. We all need to be cautious any time we are adding something new to our routine and Natural Products are not the exception to the rule.
Which Carrier Oil Should I Use?
You may use any carrier oil you wish in your Natural Bath Bombs. Carrier oils dilute the Essential Oils so that they are safer to apply directly to your skin. Usually it is not recommended putting Essential Oils straight out of the bottle onto your skin. Some Suggestions of Carrier Oils are:
- Sunflower Oil
- Olive Oil
- MCT Oil
- Almond Oil
- Avacado Oil
- Grape Seed Oil
- Hemp Seed Oil
I use MCT Oil in all my bath bomb recipes. This is just a personal preference. I had it around the house when I first started and it seems to be working wonderfully. Experiment with different carrier oils and see what you like best. In my opinion, there is no right or wrong here.
The Other Ingredients – How are they Useful?
I will talk a bit about the other ingredients in my Natural Bath Bomb Recipe
- Baking Soda – Makes up the bulk of the bath bomb – this is a mild exfoliate and can soften dry skin
- Citric Acid – Creates the Fizz
- Epsom Salt – Soothes Sore Muscles
- Corn Starch – Makes the Bath Water Silky and makes the silky feeling in your bath.
- Lecithin – Keeps the carrier oil from coating your tub with oil.
- Witch Hazel & Rubbing Alcohol – Used to make the dry ingredients moist so they will form correctly
- Food Coloring – I just put enough in mine to create colored specs. I try not to use too much so that the tub doesn’t get stained.
Conclusion – Natural Bath Bombs
- No wrong decision as to make them yourself or buy them. I offer Bath Bombs already made at Varrs Creative Endeavors
- Use any Essential Oil that you fancy
- There are quite a few Carrier Oils available – start with what you already have
- The ingredients in the Natural Bath Bomb Recipe are All Natural – You may even leave the Essential Oil out if you need unscented bath bombs
- If you choose to use Essential Oils – make sure they are 100% pure as at Amrita Aromatherapy
- Remember – the Lecithin will help to keep the oil from the bottom and sides of your tub, please use caution getting in and out of the tub. Even with Lecithin there may be a little oil residue – the Lecithin sure cuts down on it a lot though.
- Have Fun – Enjoy Learning – Or if you Purchase them – Indulge in a luxurious – aroma filled – silky – bath – once a week or a couple times a month. You deserve it – PAMPER YOURSELF.
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