This week I tried making my own bath bombs for the first time, and now I’m hooked! This recipe is SO easy, I can’t believe I never tried making them before.
I hurt my lower back a couple of days ago, so I used this as a chance to test out my recipe. They were absolutely perfect in the bath, held together really well, and fizzed for a long time. Of course they smelled amazing too! Let’s face it, who doesn’t need some reset & relaxation this time of year?
A little bit of information about the healing qualities of lavender essential oil, before we get started…
In aromatherapy lavender can be used topically:
- to help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis
- or inhaled can act as a nervine and calmative which enhances relaxation
- or inhaled to reduce the symptoms of cold & cough
- when experiencing digestive discomfort can act as a carminative and antispasmodic
- to help relieve headache
Makes a moisturizing & relaxing bath bomb. Lavender essential oil acts as both a nervine and calmative on the nervous system.
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup tablespoons epsom salt
- 2 teaspoons sweet almond oil
- 1 teaspoon water
- 20 drops lavender essential oil
- a few tablespoons of dried organic lavender flowers
plastic bath bomb mold, or silicone mold
- In a large bowl combine baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, epsom salt and dried lavender.
- Whisk the wet mixture into the dry – slowly. You can test to see if the mix holds together by gently pressing a handful together. If the mixture doesn’t hold lightly, use a spray bottle with water to add more moisture to the mixture. Be careful not to add too much water, or the mixture will fizz and not form correctly in the mold.
- Once it’s the right consistency, press the mixture into your mold – really packing it in firmly. Allow to dry overnight before carefully removing from the mold.
2. Combine almond oil, water, and essential oil in a separate small bowl.
Enjoy in a warm bath!
** If lavender essential oil is not your favourite smell, you could also try frankincense, peace & calming, rosemary and eucalyptus, or ylang ylang and orange essential oils. Get creative with your blends and have fun making them!
Always make sure you’re using the most pure essential oils… After all, anything that goes on your body, should be good enough to go in your body. This is why I choose to use and share Young Living essential oils, over any other oil company – they are the most pure essential oils in the world! Read more about their Seed to Seal quality here.
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