I’ve mentioned before that one thing I wanted to really start using this year is essential oils. A few months ago, I purchased a starter kit through a friend, and I’ve started diffusing essential oils every day. I have this diffuser (this is an affiliate link!) and my favorite oil is peppermint (you can use peppermint for so many things.) I also diffuse lavender, lemon and eucalyptus on a regular basis.
But I’ve wanted to do more with the oils. They can help me alleviate stress, they help me feel like I can focus a little better, and often times they relax me.
You know what else is relaxing? Baths. I don’t take enough baths (showers, yes, but this mom doesn’t get to enjoy the bathtub nearly enough.) My husband bought me a bath bomb on a recent trip, and I think they can be so nice to use. And a bath bomb that can assist with headaches? I needed this in my life. I have a few friends who could benefit from this – and wouldn’t it be fun to gift bath bombs to friends? These would also make a really great teacher gift.
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup epsom salt
- 3/4 cup cornstarch
- 2 tbs almond oil
- 3 teaspoons witch hazel
- 1 teaspoon green mica powder
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops peppermint essential oil
- Small spray bottle with water
- In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients and mix well. Make sure there are no clumps.
- In a small glass bowl, combine the almond oil, essential oils and witch hazel.
- 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 molds (<–these are a great mold to try) and use a spoon to fill the molds halfway. Using a silicone spatula, press the mixture into the molds firmly. Spray each mold with a small bit of water (one spray) and press down again to make sure they’re firm.
- 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.
- Let sit on the counter for twenty four hours to set before removing from molds.
- Makes 4 large ball bath bombs or 9 cupcake style bombs if using silicone cupcake molds.
Note: from the mica powder and the almond oil these bombs will leave your bath a bit slippery- so take caution when getting out!
Have you tried essential oils? What are your favorite blends?