Peppermint Lavender Bath Bombs
Self care can be practiced in many ways but a hot bath will always be a classic! And what better way to enjoy your "me" time than with fizzy, soothing bath bombs!
These peppermint lavender bath bombs are an easy homemade project to make and utterly relaxing. Peppermint has been shown to reduce muscle aches and lavender helps promote relaxation.
Along with those oils these bombs use epsom salts which helps relax the body and eliminate toxins - so a perfect combination to your bedtime ritual. Make these DIY bath bombs for yourself or gift them to friends. Either way, these homemade relaxing bath bombs make for a great self care routine!
If you're in need of essential oils, I highly recommend doTERRA essential oils.
· 1 cup baking soda
· 1/2 cup citric acid
· 1/2 cup epsom salt
· 3/4 cup arrowroot powder
· 3 teaspoons witch hazel
· 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
· 1/2 teaspoon purple mica powder (or other coloring of choice)
· 10 drops lavender essential oil
· 10 drops peppermint essential oil
Measure out and prepare your ingredients.
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. Whisk.
Pour the liquid mixture into the large bowl, it will fizz once the liquid touches it.
Begin mixing using a fork until everything looks combined and somewhat moist.
Prep your molds 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. If using circular molds, carefully and quickly press the two halves together and hold briefly.
Let sit on the counter for twenty four hours to set before removing from molds.
Makes 4-5 large ball style bombs.
Note: from the mica powder and the almond oil these bombs will leave your bath a bit slippery and colored- so take caution when getting out!