Make these DIY bath bombs To get over holiday stress

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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.

How to:

  1. 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.
  2. Mix the oils before adding the water in a separate place.
  3. Next, add the oil and water mixture to the dry powder you mixed earlier. Make sure to add slowly.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

How to:

  1. In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients.
  2. In a different bowl, mix the oils and add your colorant if any.
  3. Add the water to the oil and mix accordingly.
  4. 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.
  5. The mixture should hold and will feel like wet sand. If need be, spray some water to achieve the right consistency.
  6. 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

  1. Molli Taylor says:

    i only recently used bath bombs and was surprised how much it helped. would love to make my own!

  2. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    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 😜🙃😉

  3. Rhonda Grisham says:

    I think we could all use some relaxation after the holidays! These sound amazing and I will def. be trying them.

  4. Anne S says:

    Wow! Had no idea that this could be done at home. Great idea and love the step by step recipes. Thank you.

  5. Lindsey Roberts says:

    WOW!! Thanks for the great info!! I can’t wait to try it out…I am in desperate need of some stress relief!!😁

  6. Kimberly B. says:

    I didn’t realize how easy it is to make bath bombs. These would make gifts for my bath loving friends.

  7. Sophie Marie Cartwright says:

    I have got to try these! Me & my sister are always looking for new things to try 🙂

  8. Della Dabner says:

    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.

  9. Lyndsey Rullman says:

    Great recipes. These are actually much easier to make than I thought they would be. Thank you!

  10. Cathy Smallwood says:

    YASSSSSSSS!!!!! There is nothing more relaxing than a hot bath with a good bath bomb. Can’t wait to make these!!!

  11. Shannon Holmes says:

    I love making, receiving and using and giving bath bombs. Thanks for these recipes and tips.

  12. Susan D says:

    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!

  13. Tiffany Brown says:

    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

  14. Marissa Buffett says:

    Thanks for the directions, my daughter and I love bath bombs and i’m sure she would really enjoy making them with me !

  15. Betty Curran says:

    Thanks for the instructions. I had already decided to make some bath bombs for my daughters so this is very timely.

  16. Darren Scrubb says:

    Sensational idea to fight against stress that is a problem for so many people in this world.

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