A hot bath is one of the most relaxing and indulgent parts of the day. But if you’re looking for something more exciting than your average bubble bath, consider making your own natural bath bombs! They’re a fun way to add color and fragrance to your bath and are also a great gift idea!
To make your own, you’ll need: melted coconut oil, water, fragrance oils, and food coloring. You can also add dried lavender, orange peel, or other ingredients for a fun spin on your usual bath bomb recipe.
The first step is to measure out all of your ingredients. Choose which color mica powder (optional) you want to use, the essential oils you prefer, and if you would like to add any dried ingredients.
You can also add in any other natural, non-irritating ingredients that you have on hand such as oatmeal for itchy skin.
Once you’ve measured out all of your ingredients, mix them together with a spoon or spatula to ensure they’re well combined and that the mixture has a crumbly texture (similar to wet sand). Then, you can pack the mixture into the molds as tightly as possible, leveling off the top so it fits securely.
Finally, you’ll need to give the bath bombs enough time to dry. They can take up to 24 hours or more to dry completely. You can also store the bath bombs in a cool, dry place until you’re ready to use them.
Adding essential oils to your bath can be a great way to relax and unwind. Lavender is a popular choice but rose, vetiver, and chamomile can all be relaxing as well!
Another popular way to add scent to your bath is with bath salts. They’re easy to make and come in a variety of different flavors and scents, so there’s something for everyone!
A few extra tips: You can also add in a small amount of honey for an extra moisturizing bath. The honey will act as a natural humectant, attracting and retaining moisture in your skin while the glycerin will create lots of fluffy, bubbly bubbles.
If you’re worried about the safety of using cornstarch in your bath, you can omit it entirely from this recipe. It is a common ingredient in many bath bombs, but it shouldn’t be used in much larger amounts than this to cause any issues!
This is a quick and simple DIY bath bomb recipe from Janice Cox that will leave your skin feeling smooth and soft. To get a little more fragrance, you can add a few drops of essential oil.
Getting rid of dead skin cells is a key part of keeping your skin hydrated, so a nourishing bath will help with that too. You can add a tablespoon of sugar or honey to the mixture for some exfoliation as well, depending on your preferences.
This is the perfect way to pamper yourself without having to leave the comfort of your own home! You can make this recipe with any essential oil, so it’s easy to switch up the fragrance to match your mood.