The holidays never fail to ignite a jubilant mood. This heartwarming season is both cheerful and challenging. From shopping to partying and all the cooking, getting worn out becomes imminent. After a long year, you want to wind down and enjoy the festivities with minimal stress. To this effect, you must look after your welfare and tune your senses accordingly. One of the best ways to keep stress at bay is to enjoy luxurious bath experiences with bath bombs. Tap into the goodness of aromatherapy as you heal your body. There are countless DIY essential oil recipes for brilliant bath bombs. This article examines various recipes and shows you how to pamper yourself at home amid the hectic holidays.
What are the top benefits of using bath bombs?
If you are not particularly keen about bath bombs, knowing some of the top benefits may change your mind. First, bath bombs are bathing elements or products; usually shaped like a ball. They are made of all-natural ingredients to ensure a myriad of benefits. They transform an ordinary bath into a luxuriant experience that helps you unwind effectively. There are several reasons why you should use essential oil bath bombs:
1. Enjoy unlimited aromatherapy
Bath bombs created from essential oil recipes are excellent for aromatherapy. To beat holiday-related stress, the power of scents cannot be overlooked. If you have a busy day of entertaining for example, start your day with a citrus bath to get invigorated. Energize your mind and body so that you can deliver on all the tasks for the day. After your long day, you can revisit a calming lavender bath to ease into a relaxing evening. Bath bombs are therefore excellent agents for aromatherapy.
2. Pamper your skin as needed
Bath bombs are made using natural ingredients that are highly beneficial to the skin. This is a great way to attain smooth and silky skin. Some ingredients will deeply cleanse your skin while leaving an inviting scent. There is no better time to look radiant than during the holidays. Needless to say, glowing skin keeps you feeling attractive and happy; leaving little room for stress.
3. They are mild and safe
Bath bombs are normally made using natural ingredients; many of which are vegan friendly. This is a great way to reduce toxicity load and to embrace healing properties into your body. Citric acid and sodium bicarbonate in bath bombs usually create a fizzing effect to heal, deodorize and clean your body. Bath bombs can also be made colorful and appealing to make your experience sensational. These are just a few benefits of using bath bombs.
Top DIY essential oil bath bomb recipes
DIY bath bombs allow you to add a personal touch to your experience. They are easy to make at home and they make for a great holiday activity with your family and friends. Below are some good essential oil bath bomb recipes to consider:
1. Chamomile bath bomb recipe for stress relief
Chamomile is one of the best essential oils you can use to relieve stress. It is known to actively reduce anxiety and to minimize fatigue. Therefore, you want to take advantage of this ingredient during the holidays for your special bath experience. You will need the following ingredients:
- Chamomile flowers (dry)
- Ten drops chamomile oil
- One tablespoon Jojoba oil
- Three teaspoons water
- Half cup cornstarch
- Half cup Epsom salt
- One cup baking soda
- Half cup citric acid
- Five drops lavender essential oil
- Bath bomb molds
This recipe will make about four bath bombs which can be used in different molds for a variety of sizes.
- Start by taking all the dry ingredients and mixing them up in a bowl. You have to remove all the clumps and to do this effectively, you can use your hands. It is always wise to use gloves when mixing by hand.
- Mix the oils before adding the water in a separate place.
- Next, add the oil and water mixture to the dry powder you mixed earlier. Make sure to add slowly.
- Take one mold half and add some dry chamomile flowers. To another mold, add the ingredients mixture. These are two halves that will make one bath bomb.
- Remove the molds and leave the bath bombs to dry.
2. Peppermint oil bath bomb recipe
If you have to run around for events and parties during the holidays, peppermint bath bombs are a must. They are best known to provide muscle relief with excellent aromatherapy. This simple recipe can make up to three bath bombs and the ingredients are as follows:
- One teaspoon peppermint oil
- Two teaspoons jojoba oil
- Three quarter cup baking soda
- A third cup Epsom salt
- Two tablespoons cream of tartar
- Three teaspoons water
- Optional natural colorant
- Bath bomb molds
- In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients.
- In a different bowl, mix the oils and add your colorant if any.
- Add the water to the oil and mix accordingly.
- In little bits, add the oil and water mixture to the dry mix and stir. Use your hands to make sure that there are no lumps in the mixture.
- The mixture should hold and will feel like wet sand. If need be, spray some water to achieve the right consistency.
- Take two mold halves and fill them. Once you have your bath bombs, leave them to dry.
Best essential oil recipes for bath bombs
With aromatic essential oils, you can use a variety to achieve an array of effects. In addition to using chamomile and peppermint in bath bombs, there are other awesome choices such as lavender, rosemary and vanilla. Lavender is known for its calming effect for anxiety and stress relief. It also blends perfectly with other oils. Making a lavender bath bomb is as simple as the recipes given above. Just use a few drops of lavender oil. Rosemary as a unique invigorating scent that will redefine your bath experience. The soothing and even delicious scent of vanilla is a sure winner whenever you want to unwind during the holidays.
93 thoughts on “Make these DIY bath bombs To get over holiday stress”
Really need to do this!
Bath bombs also make great presents. Easy to make and give.
These sound lovely and just what I need!
I like these are so easy to make.
Very interesting x
Thanks for the peppermint oil bath bomb recipe
The kids and I love bath bombs. Would be fun to make our own!
These DIY bath bombs would be fun to make and try.
I am so making these! Thank you!
I like these are so easy to make…THX FOR INFO
i only recently used bath bombs and was surprised how much it helped. would love to make my own!
I have not made bath bombs but have made Epsom salt, baking soda and essential oil bath soaks. Great recipes here. I love bath bombs. They are the bomb 😜🙃😉
I think we could all use some relaxation after the holidays! These sound amazing and I will def. be trying them.
I really like that they are all natural ingredients
Love to make my own bath bombs!
wonderful, i’ll have to give these a try.
I need to make these!
I will try this one
I’ll have to try looks easy to make
These look like they would be so relaxing! They would make great gifts for family and friends.
I love bath bombs and being able to make my own means that I get my favourite fragrance
What a great idea – never thought of making such things
I really want to try making bath bombs.
Bath Bombs are amazing – and these would be perfect for relaxing in the tub!
Very Interesting! Maybe I will give it a try!
These make lovely gifts,any time of year!
i like those and theywould be great gifts
oh I’d love to do this!
So lovelt, really want to try them sometime
ANYTHING FOR STRESS RELIEF!
Thank you so much for these super easy instructions on hoe to make bath bombs!
where do I get bath bomb molds? i want to try to make these. Should I try a craft store?
i really need these
Wow! Had no idea that this could be done at home. Great idea and love the step by step recipes. Thank you.
Bath bombs often irritate my skin. These look like my skin could tolerate them perfectly well!
WOW!! Thanks for the great info!! I can’t wait to try it out…I am in desperate need of some stress relief!!😁
I’m looking forward to getting my creative juices flowing.. Natural and Safe. I like that!
Those sound great. Have to pin for later.
I didn’t realize how easy it is to make bath bombs. These would make gifts for my bath loving friends.
I have got to try these! Me & my sister are always looking for new things to try 🙂
I have always liked Natural stuff.
Wow I need to make these for my gf!
I got some bath bombs for Christmas, so I’m excited after reading this!
It looks like my next try! 😉
I have been trying to find a perfect bath bomb recipe, I cant wait to give these a go!
I am making these!
They do look easy to make but I know I’d mess it up. I love essential oils and bath bombs. A lavender bath bomb sounds amazing.
I need these to relax
These DIY bath bombs would be fun to make. I like that I can choose my favorite oils.
Interesting, make good gifts
These sound great, Definitely got to try doing this.
sounds so lovely and relaxing
Great recipes. I love bath bombs!
Great recipes. These are actually much easier to make than I thought they would be. Thank you!
YASSSSSSSS!!!!! There is nothing more relaxing than a hot bath with a good bath bomb. Can’t wait to make these!!!
Oh my goodness! Ive got the ingredients for making the Peppermint Bath Bombs.
Wow.. way easier than I thought it would be.
Can’t wait to try these! Those are really simple to do, so I might try in this week
I love bath bombs!
I love making, receiving and using and giving bath bombs. Thanks for these recipes and tips.
I made the Chamomile bombs – thank you so much for the tutorial! After the first bath I couldn’t wait to get through the next few nights to get back in the tub. I will be gathering more ingredients to make more!
This product was a really good use in my life!
Amazing article! I don’t use bath bombs, but now I want to.
Need to try this out!
I love bath bombs an relaxing!
how many bath bombs does each recipe make?
I would love this!
I really need this,Thanks for Sharing
I would have never thought to make my own bath bombs…looks like I have a new DIY project to do with the kids! Thanks
I’m excited to try making these, may add some cbd oil too!
I love bath bombs.
Thank you I have been thinking about trying to make some.
wow these sound great would love to try them
My kids love bath bombs. I’ll give this a try.
Thanks for the directions, my daughter and I love bath bombs and i’m sure she would really enjoy making them with me !
Thanks for the instructions. I had already decided to make some bath bombs for my daughters so this is very timely.
Lavender is my essen8 go-to
I like the recipes and they sound easy to make
The aroma is intoxicating.
great will use these to make my own bath bombs, thanks for the info
They sound absolutely amazing bet they smell fabulous as well
Yes! I love
Sensational idea to fight against stress that is a problem for so many people in this world.
sounds amazing and probably better for you than commercially made bath bombs
Need to try this recipe!!
I love making bath bombs! Thank you!
sounds like a great idea for inexpensive and personalised gifts!
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