Easy Fizzy Bath Bombs
1 cup citric acid ( can be found in wine making shops or where you buy canning supplies)
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup light oil ( canola, olive, sunflower, whatever is handy)
1/2 cup cornstarch
food coloring (optional)
scented oil (optional)
1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl by hand.
2. Mix oil and scent together. You can choose to add the food color to oil now OR wait and add it to the mixture after everything else is combined in the next step. (If you add the food color to the oil now you will achieve a more uniform color. If you add to the food color after you have mixed the oil into the dry ingredients in the next step you will get a more speckled effect).
3. Mix the oil mixture into the dry ingredients and mix very well with a fork. If you did not add the food color in the last step, do so now and mix.
4. Now for the fun part! You can mix in some dried flowers if you like, I don't because I hate the mess in my tub. Press the bath bomb mixture into molds. In the middle of the bomb you can push in a little bath pearl or small toy or plastic flower (kids LOVE this). I have also tried sprinkling a little bath salt into the mold before you press in the bath bomb for decoration. Dry over night.
5. Separate from molds and they are ready to drop into your bath! Simple huh
Scented Bath Salts
Soaking in a warm fragrant tub can be a sensual delight, offering time to retreat, reflect and refresh. Here is an easy way to make this more enjoyable for you and your loved ones.
Bath salts are cleansing, relaxing for sore muscles, softening to the skin, and detoxifying after bodywork.
Bath Salts: Add 1/4 to 1 teaspoon essential oil for every 1 cup total single or combination of sea salt, Epsom salt, or baking soda. Stir well. Using a seashell as a scoop makes a delightful gift addition. Add one handful per filled bath. One cup of bath salts should make 4 to 5 baths. Store in a glass jar.
A Few Suggestions for Scents:
• Athlete’s Bath: ginger, juniper, lavender, marjoram, rosemary
• Cold & Flu Bath: eucalyptus, ginger
• Dry Skin Bath: chamomile, rose
• Energizing Bath: eucalyptus, lemon thyme, peppermint, pine, rosemary
• Kid’s Bath: lavender, rose
• Love Bath: cardamom, cinnamon, jasmine, rose, sandalwood
• Oily Skin Bath: lavender, lemon, orange, and yarrow
• Premenstrual Bath: chamomile, Clary sage, lavender
• Relaxing Bath: chamomile, lavender
• Sore Muscle Bath: rosemary
• Red: Beet powder
• Green: Chlorofresh Capsules (made by Natures Way). Prick open 2 or 3 capsules with a pin and squeeze out the content.
• Yellow: Turmeric (you will need to scrub the tub when using this by itself or mixed with beets to give orange)
• Blue green: Spirulina powder
• Orange: Beet powder and turmeric
Soak and enjoy. When done bathing, let the water run out the drain as you visualize your stress going with it.
Basic Milk Bath Starter:
These amounts will make a batch at a time to be stored in an airtight container until you use them. For convenience, fill up your drawstring bags then store.
1 1/2 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup Epsom salt
1/8 cup baking soda
2 TBS cornstarch
■Use this as the base and add whatever dried flowers and herbs you like.
■1/2 cup dried lavender
■1 cup Epsom Salts
■1 cup oatmeal
■1/2 cup dried lavender
Lavender Oatmeal Milk:
■1/2 cup powdered milk (or the milk bath starter recipe above)
■1/2 cup oatmeal
■1/4 cup dried lavender
Rosemary Oatmeal Tea:
■1/2 cup Oatmeal
■1/4 cup Rosemary (dried)
■1/4 cup Chamomile (tea is fine)