DIY No-Chemical Bath Bomb

WE LOVE BATH BOMBS! If you have the luxury of having a bathtub in NYC, we're sure you are always on the lookout for the perfect bath bomb. Before you buy, STOP and think about what is actually in that bath bomb you are about to soak in for 30 minutes... Many times it is harsh chemicals and very few things that actually help & heal your body. Here is one of our favorite DIY Essential Oil Bath Bomb recipes.

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Recipe and image from doTERRA.com

Ingredients

1 cup citric acid

1 cup baking soda

½ cup cornstarch

½ cup doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil

8–10 drops favorite essential oil

Note: Citric acid can be found at most major supermarkets in the canning section.

Tip: You could also use almond oil or olive oil in the place of doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil.

Instructions

  1. In a 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 a 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 the consistency is correct. 
  4. At this point, you may add food coloring, dried herbs, or flower petals to the mixture. 
  5. Place mixture in silicone molds. Let sit 24 hours before removing from mold.
  6. To use, drop in tub or shower and allow to dissolve.

Note: Choose an essential oil to best suit your needs. For relaxation, try Lavender or doTERRA Serenity®. For a mood boost, try Wild Orange, Citrus Bliss®, or Peppermint. 

Bath bombs are excellent gifts for both adults and children. When making for kids, try adding some color to the mixture. Not only will they love that the water changes colors, but will also love the fizz from the bath bomb.

Note: If you don't have a bathtub, these bath bombs can still be effective in a shower. The water will help dissolve the bath bomb and release the aroma of the essential oils into the steam.