Thursday, May 01, 2014

Lemongrass, Oatmeal, & Almond Bath Bombs...

Bath Bombs for Stressed Moms 

Dry Ingredients:

1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup corn starch

Mix dry ingredients together until completely combined and smooth
(I ground up oats and almonds in my blender and added about 1/4 cup of that too. It gives the bombs a cool textured look AND it’s good for your skin as well.)

Wet Ingredients:

2 1/2 Tbsp sunflower or other light oil (almond oil would be good too.)
3/4 Tbsp water
1/2 to 1 teaspoon of essential oil (depending on how strong your oil is)
1/4 tsp Vitamin E oil (optional, but recommended an antioxidant which preserves the oils)
1/4 teaspoon borax (an emulsifier)
Witch hazel in a spray bottle (it doesn’t come in a spray bottle, you will have to put it in one)
Vegetable or other natural colorant (optional)

Whisk all of the wet ingredients and Borax together in a large bowl. Drizzle slowly onto the dry ingredients and blend thoroughly. Mix with your hands until all of the ingredients are combined. Lightly spray the mixture 2-3 times with witch hazel.

The mixture should just start to hold together when pressed in your hand, like slightly moist fine sand. If it’s not sticking together, spray a little more witch hazel. Pack TIGHTLY into molds or silicone muffin cups, even a small (1/4 cup) measuring cup. Let the bath bombs dry and harden overnight before you pick them up.

After you let them dry overnight, wrap them in tissue paper and tie with yarn or some string to place in your bathroom for use. 

These turned out really well and I cannot wait to use them. Such a simple way to treat yourself without spending a ton of money on pre-made items. 

Have you ever tried making bath bombs before? Do you know any other good recipes that are good for making these?

Stay Fresh, Kristen

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