Bathing in tea can help detoxify your skin. The fragrance of blood orange can be very uplifting. Combine the two and these blood orange tea bath bombs can be very beneficial!
I have a list of bath bomb recipes on my site (several are linked at the end of this post.) I love the benefits of essential oils – but mainly I love the fragrances. My kids are huge fans of bath bombs, but at $5 to $10 per bath bomb, they can get out of control very quickly. (I’m still working on how to make some with the tiny toys in the center – you know I’ll post about them if I ever figure it out!)
So this Blood Orange Tea Bath Bombs recipes has several benefits. The blood orange essential oil (if you choose to use it) can be very uplifting, while tea is great for your skin to detox. (Blood Orange Tea works great, but I really love the fragrance and would add a few drops of the essential oil, too.)
Blood Orange Tea Bath Bombs Recipe
What you need:
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup dead sea salts
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon polysorbate 80
- Orange soap colorant
- 4 tea bags or 4 tablespoons of blood orange tea
- Stainless steel bath bomb molds
- Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
- 1 large mixing bowl
- Blood orange essential oil (optional)
Steps to making Blood Orange Tea Bath Bombs
- In a large mixing bowl, add the baking soda, citric acid, dead sea salts and cornstarch. Whisk dry ingredients together.
- Add the coconut oil. This binds all the ingredients together, so your bath bombs don’t crumble when you touch them!
- Add the polysorbate 80. This helps the coconut oil disperse more evenly in your bath water, makes the bath bombs bubbly and prevents the mica from sticking to the side of the tub. Mix well. You may need to use your hands to break down any lumps and make sure everything is mixed in. The mixture is perfect when it holds together when you press it into your hands and feels like wet sand.
- Add 3 1/2 tablespoons of the blood orange tea. Mix well.
- Add 1-2 drops of the orange colorant. Mix well. Continue to add 1 drop of color until you achieve the color you desire. Optional, but you can add drops of blood orange essential oils in this step as well, for more fragrance.
- Add a bit of the blood orange tea into one side of the mold. Gently add the bath bomb mixture until the mold is overflowing. Fill the other side of the mold with the mixture and press molds together and grind to remove excess mixture.
- Gently tap each side of the mold to release the bombs. Allow to dry a minimum of 24 hours. If your climate is wet or cold, allow an additional 24 hours. When it is hard to the touch, they are ready for the tub!
- Store in an airtight container until ready for use – or put them in shrink wrap!