By Tiffany Stout and Renee Long
The holidays are almost here, which means temperatures are dropping, wreaking havoc on our skin. Is there anything better than soaking in a warm bubble bath with a bit of aromatherapy when the weather is chilly? If you love a good aromatic soak, you need to know about this bath product that not only disperses herbs and essential oils into the water, but also fizzes, bubbles, and feels fabulous on your skin: herbal bath bombs!
Since we both love luxury bath products and DIY projects, we recently made an instructional video demonstrating “how-to” make fizzing herbal bath bombs. This is a perfect activity to do with the kids over winter break and also a lovely gift idea for your loved ones this holiday. (Renee already gave an herbal bath bomb to her sister on Thanksgiving!) We’ve also posted Tiffany’s recipe below for your convenience.
Enjoy, and happy holidays!
DIY Fizzing Herbal Bath Bombs
- Baking soda: 10 tablespoons
- Citric acid: 4 tablespoons
- Cornstarch: 4 tablespoons
- Mineral salts (fine): 4 tablespoons
- Water: 2 teaspoons
- Sweet almond oil: 2 teaspoons
- Lavender Lavandula angustifolia essential oil: 6 drops
- Lemon Citrus limonum essential oil: 4 drops
- Cardamom Elettaria cardamomum essential oil: 3 drops
(Don’t have the ingredients on hand? Find everything you need in this Bath Bomb Kit from the Apothecary Shoppe.)
Combine baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, and salts in a large bowl and whisk together well.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well with a whisk. The mixture will bubble just a bit and begin to clump together.
Mix and blend the mixture until it is well combined and has the texture of mildly wet sand. It should clump together when you squeeze it with your fingers. You DO NOT want to get the mixture too wet or your bombs will not set properly.
Allow to dry for 2-4 hours, depending on the humidity where you live. The molds will be ready to flip when you feel the exposed bath bomb and it feels dry and firm. Now place the mold right side up, gently pop out and allow to dry for another 2-4 hours.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent disease. This article has not been reviewed by the FDA. Always consult with your primary care physician or naturopathic doctor before making any significant changes to your health and wellness routine.