Gold, frankincense, and myrrh bath bombs are the perfect DIY gift for your BFF, secret Santa, office party, or any where you need a little luxury without the price tag. Make them in an afternoon for a quick stocking stuffer or DIY gift.
My gold, frankincense and myrrh salve is lovely for gift giving during the holiday season and is useful for relaxing muscle soreness and easing back pain. Another lovely and gift-able gold, frankincense and myrrh DIY is this gold, frankincense and myrrh bath bomb. It has the glitzy, luxury look that you want in festive gifts, but it’s also completely useful and practical, easing muscle aches during the holiday season, useful for skin issues, and when you want a bit more pampering after shopping or shoveling snow.
For gifting turn this into gold, frankincense and myrrh bath bombs — the hands on time is only about 15 minutes but you’ll need to leave them overnight to fully solidify. But if you can’t wait you can turn all this luxury into bath salts or a bath crush too — see the instructions below for Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh Bath Crush.
Gold, frankincense and myrrh bath bombs recipe
Yield: 4 to 5 medium bath bombs
- ¼ cup kaolin clay
- 1 1/2 cups of baking soda
- ¼ cup Himalayan Pink Salt, fine grade
- 1 tablespoon gold mica colorant
- 1 tablespoon calendula infused olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sunflower lecithin
- 10 drops myrrh essential oil
- 20 drops frankincense essential oil
- 3/4 cup citric acid, non GM
- 12 to 18 spritzes of Isopropyl alcohol
- Place kaolin clay in a bowl with baking soda, pink salt, gold mica coloring, calendula infused oil, and lecithin into the mixing bowl. Whisk the mixture to blend in the color and remove any clumps of baking soda. Whisk until it is of uniform fine consistency and pale yellow in color.
- Using the whisk, stir in the essential oil. Mix well so that the mixture has a uniform consistency.
- Whisk the citric acid into the mixture. Mix fully with the whisk.
- There is no need to treat the molds. The mixture will drop out of the molds without issue.
- Working in a well-ventilated area, spritz the mixture lightly with the alcohol, while whisking to prevent a fizzing reaction. Avoid breathing in the alcohol. Add only enough alcohol to allow the mixture to clump together when squeezed in your hand. It should have the moisture content of barely damp sand. Try three spritzes and then check the consistency. Test it to see if it will hold together. It should be fluffy after spritzing, not dense and wet. How much alcohol you need depends on the relative humidity in your area.
- Only add more alcohol if the mixture won’t hold together easily.
- Using the bath bomb mold, scoop up enough of the bath bomb mixture into each half of the bath bomb mold, so that both sides are over-full. Really pack it in. Both sides of the mold should be overflowing. Press the two halves of the mold together tightly, to compress the bath bomb mixture into a tight package. Brush off any excess mixture.
- Allow the mold to sit undisturbed for a few minutes. Open the mold and pop out the bath bomb onto a piece of parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Be gentle. The bath bomb will solidify as it dries.
- Allow the gold, frankincense, and myrrh bath bombs to dry overnight. Turn it over and dry for an additional 12 hours. Once these Christmas bath bombs are dry, wrap the gold, frankincense and myrrh bath bombs in plastic wrap or shrink wrap, if desired, to make them more secure if you are gifting them.
If making bath bombs successfully has eluded you, learn the bath bomb secrets that professionals use here. and master this easy DIY technique. They make amazing gifts for family and friends, but be sure to enjoy some yourself too.
How to use these Christmas bath bombs
Drop one of these Gold, frankincense and myrrh bath bombs into a bath of hot water, just before you are ready to enter the bath. The lecithin allows the oil in the bath bomb to mix with the water so that your tub doesn’t become slick with the oil.
Soak for at least 20 minutes to allow the infused oils to reduce muscle aches and to relieve tension.
Grow your bath bomb superpowers
Once you know the secret to make amazing, DIY bath bombs, you’ll have the perfect gift to add to your holiday baskets. Bath bombs are one of the easiest things to make for gifts and for your own use because you can’t these luxury bath bombs in a store. and they are so fun!
As you plan your bath bomb crafting don’t limit yourself to just one kind of bath bomb. There are lots of bath bomb recipes here to inspire your creativity.
Turn it into a Gold, frankincense, and myrrh bath crush
DIY Bath crush is a bath bomb recipe without the mold. It has all the luxury, moisturize, and fizz, but you can make them in minutes instead of waiting overnight for them to harden before packaging.
You can use this idea for bath bombs that don’t turn out perfectly, too. Or make a bath crush intentionally by following any bath bomb recipe but omitting the isopropyl alcohol or water portion of the recipe.
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