How to Make: Bath Bombs

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We won't go into conventional bath bombs here, but if you're interested in learning more about them, Dr. Axe has a great article dissecting what is actually in the fizzy little balls of joy.

If you don't have a bathtub, these guys can be used in the shower as well!  The aroma will still fill the room, thus reaping the benefits of whichever essential oils you have chosen. Read about essential oil benefits and quality here.

Check out this simple, customizable, bath bomb recipe:

Images and modified recipe from dōTERRA!

Images and modified recipe from dōTERRA!

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dōTERRA oils: cents per drop!

Try soothing Lavender oil to calm down, or Citrus Bliss for fun.

We don't recommend just any essential oil (even from your health food store), as many are cut with synthetics or aren't third-party tested for contaminants. Read more here.

 

Ingredients

1 cup citric acid

1 cup baking soda

½ cup cornstarch

½ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil

8–10 drops favorite essential oil

 

Instructions

1. In bowl, place citric acid, baking soda, cornstarch, and oil.

2. Add eight to 10 drops of the essential oil or blend of choice.

3. Mix well with spoon until soft dough is formed. It should have the consistency of damp sand.
Note: If the mixture is too wet, try adding a little more baking soda and cornstarch until consistency is correct (again, think damp sand). 

4. At this point, you may add natural food coloring, dried herbs, or flower petals to mixture. 

5. Place mixture in silicone molds*. Let bath bombs sit for 24 hours before removing from molds.

1. To use, drop in tub or shower and allow to dissolve. Have fun!


*As a general guide, pay attention to the container that houses your essential oil, whether that be the oil itself or the recipe you make containing essential oil. Essential oils interact with some plastics, and we don't want any plastic leaching into what we're making. Stick to glass or stainless steel containers (or in this case, we recommend silicone for easy removal).

 
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