Here is a decadent treat for the bath to help you relax, detox and increase circulation, it will leave your skin feeling silky and smooth! The scent is gentle but invigorating with it’s fresh notes of Geranium and Lavender. Fill up your tub with warm water, pop one of these inside, and sink into oblivion watching the petals floating beside you as the oil and scents coat your skin. Hello Cleopatra!
This recipe is a simple mixture of baking soda, citric acid, and oils. There are many types of bath bombs/fizzes which also include using corn flour and water, as opposed to oil, to hold it together. I personally don’t like the thought of soaking in cornflour for various reasons and I love the moisturizing factor the oil gives to my skin. Once you get the hang of it you can experiment with the essential oils, shapes, and sizes. Remember to use these within 3 months.
- 10 tablespoons baking soda
- 4 tablespoons citric acid (you can find this is your local pharmacy or in an Asian spice shop)
- 2 tablespoons carrier oil (sunflower, almond, apricot,..etc)
- 20 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops geranium essential oil
- dried rose petals or lavender (optional)
- 2 sterilized bowls, 1 for the wet ingredients and 1 for the dry ingredients (a soak in boiling water will do)
- silicon muffin tray or bath bomb mold (I use one that has a flower shape because it’s so pretty)
Mix the baking soda and citric acid in your bowl. Put the carrier oil and essential oils in the other bowl and stir well to blend oils. Using your glove mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients, you should be left with a “wet sand” texture, just enough to hold firm in a ball (just like a sand castle).
I like to leave mine in the mold till dry as I find it easier and less chance of breaking. Find what works best for you. It will also depend on your mold. The most important thing is that it’s away from moisture as it will start to activate if not.
There are so many variations to smells, so use whatever essential oils you prefer. You can also use lavender petals, calendula, or add a bit of surprise glitter in the middle!
These also make a great gift. A time to create and invent cute packaging.