If you've ever used a bath bomb, you know how much it fizzles and sizzles when you drop it into the water. It's almost like watching a magic show in front of you as the solid disappears into the water, giving way to a multitude of colors.
Buying bath bombs is not the only way you can enjoy them. You can make your own!
In this article, we'll go over how to DIY your own bath bombs and which essential oil for bath bombs you can add to yours. Read on to learn how to make your own heavenly essential oil bath bomb.
How to Make an Essential Oil Bath Bomb
Here's how to make DIY bath bombs for those sacred self-care nights. Below is everything you'll need to make an essential oil bath bomb:
- a quarter cup of Epsom salt
- a half-cup of baking soda
- a quarter cup of non GMO cornstarch
- a quarter cup of citric acid
- 1 tbsp of fractionated coconut oil
- 1 tbsp of water
- essential oils
- silicone bath bomb molds
Add as many drops of essential oils as you would like. 20-40 drops is a good reference point. Additionally, if you want to dye your bath bombs, use natural food coloring to give your bath bombs a magical touch when you drop them in the water.
To make your essential oil bath bomb, combine the wet ingredients together, and in another bowl, combine the dry ingredients together. When the ingredients in both bowls have been thoroughly mixed, start to incorporate the wet ingredients with the dry. Take your time when doing this! If you pour too fast, the baking soda may start to fizz and react with the wet ingredients.
After you've incorporated the wet with the dry and you get a wet sand-like consistency, pack your bath bomb molds and let your bath bombs sit for at least 12 hours.
Voila! You've made your very own essential oil bath bomb! Do be mindful when removing your bath bombs from the mold. They may crumble if you are too rough with handling.
The Best Essential Oil For Bath Bombs
While you can use any essential oil that you have on hand, certain essential oils for bath bombs just work. The fragrances that dissolve into the water and waft into the air, allow you to relax your body and melt into the zen moment. Below are two of our favorite essential oil for bath bombs DIY that you need to try.
Winter Fairytale Essential Oil
Our very own Winter Fairytale essential oil is the perfect essential oil for bath bombs on those cold, winter nights you need a pick-me-up. This one-of-a-kind essential oil is a beautiful concoction of
Vetiver has a strong, earthy smell, and also has grounding properties, which helps to evoke a calming of emotions. Rosemary helps to produce a renewing sense of mental clarity.
Vanilla contains loads of antioxidants, which help your body to heal itself. Orange helps relieve stress and lifts moods. Cinnamon helps to heal the mind, body, and spirit.
Pine is purifying and uplifting. Lemon helps to relieve stress and beat depression.
Wish away the negative thoughts and any heavy feelings of guilt, shame, sadness, or fear with our Winter Fairytale essential oil. Use this essential in your DIY bath bombs and notice how you feel completely anew after your bath!
1001 Night Essential Oil
One of our most popular blends of essential oils that we carry, 1001 Night essential oil is the obvious essential oil of choice for your DIY bath bombs if you're looking for a romantic night with yourself (or a partner)! This unique blend of sweet, musky earth contains:
The fragrance of sandalwood brings about awareness, sensuality, peace, and relaxation. It encourages healing energy so that you can open up and give and receive love with ease.
Cedarwood promotes grounding, relaxation, and emotional balancing. This essential oil also provides many physical health benefits including soothing and improving skin conditions, fighting fungal infections, and providing arthritis relief.
Patchouli is what gives our 1001 Night Essential oil the subtle, sweet fragrance that makes it one of the most popular essential oils amongst our customers. Like cedarwood, patchouli also encourages the healing of skin conditions and the easing of daily stress and anxiety.
Combined together in the most perfect concoction, this essential oil blend makes for a great choice in your DIY bath bombs.
With this essential oil bath bomb, you can take time to reconnect with all aspects of yourself. Integrate light and dark, and come out even lighter, shining even brighter.
Bath Bombs for Self Care
The self-care industry champions a face mask, bath bombs, and wine on a weekend night to help you unwind and relax. Contrary to your routine state of worry and stress, these products remind you that it's okay to take time to enjoy the present moment. That, and the fact that bath bombs help to bring out the inner kid in you that wants to experience joy. Don't starve her of it. Keep your cup full by ensuring that you take good care of yourself. It is only then that you can show up in the world for others.
Gift It or Use It
Whichever essential oil for bath bombs you choose, these bath bombs are sure to be a hit with friends and family.
For more ways to use our one-of-a-kind essential oils, tune into our blog for more inspiration. We post regular content on how to fully relax and achieve greater overall wellbeing.
In the meantime, check out our wide selection of essential oils that accompany you through a stressful night. We guarantee that our essential oils are all 100% fair trade, 100% natural and vegan, and 100% certified organic. You can shop with us with confidence!