Sometimes I drink wine, other times I light candles. On days when I need to totally de-stress, I look to the tub. There's nothing quite like a good bath...your muscles relax and the tension fades away in your back and neck. To make it extra luxurious, I always add a home-made bath bomb. The fizzy bubbles, essentials oils, and beneficial minerals are a treat for the senses.
This DIY Bath Bombs recipe is one of my favorites! I recommend making at least 12 at a time so you have them on hand. I keep them in a little basket by my tub. They serve as a good reminder to settle back and simmer down when I need it most :) It's about time you treated yourself, don't you think?
DIY BATH BOMBS
Lavender Rose Tea Olive Oil Bath Bombs
Makes 1 to 3 dozen, depending on size
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
1 cup baking soda 1/2 cup citric acid (I got mine at Whole Foods) 1/2 cup corn starch 2 tablespoons bath salts (I suggest Himalayan or Epsom) 2 tablespoons olive oil 5 to 6 teaspoons liquid, such as water or tea (I used strong lavender rose tea) A few drops essential oils, optional
In a large bowl, combine the baking soda, citric acid, corn starch and salts. With a whisk or dough cutter, work the olive oil into the dry ingredients, until the mixture resembles sand.
Working with 1 teaspoon at a time, slowly add the liquid to the dry ingredients, stirring it in immediately with a large spoon. The mixture will foam slightly with each addition, this is normal.
Add the liquid until your mixture resembles slightly damp sand. *Be sure to add just a little bit of the wet ingredients at a time, if you add too much, these will begin fizzing and continue to do so. It should be primarily dry, but when you squeeze a handful together, it should stick in a lump.
If you wish to add essential oils, do so by mixing them into the liquid ingredients.
Once the mixture is ready, press it firmly and tightly into each mold. You do not need to prepare the molds in any way. Allow to dry for a minimum of 4 hours, or overnight. Remove from the molds and store in an airtight container until ready to use.
Have you ever made a bath bomb at home before? Will you try this DIY? Let us know in the comments below!