Headache bath bombs are one of my favorite types of bath bombs to make. This tutorial is fairly easy and makes more than one so you have several bath bombs on hand when you need them most!
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 (the molds I use are on this page!) 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?
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