You’re at the end of stress-filled day. You need an inexpensive escape. Lock the bathroom door, turn on some quiet music, put a bees wax candle or two in a flame proof dish at the side of the bathtub, and turn on the bath water.
But before you step in to your luxury escape, toss in a DIY Bath Bomb. DIY Bath bombs make inexpensive gifts. Make up a batch for your friends and some for yourself.
Recipe: De-stressing Bath Bombs
3 c. baking soda
1 c. citric acid
10 drops lavender e.o. (or essential oil blend of your choice).
Dried lavender blossom (optional – you’ll need to clean them out of the tub afterwards).
2 tbsp. jojoba oil or olive oil (optional, will make the bath tub slippery. Use with caution.
Water in a spritz bottle.
Mix baking soda and citric acid in a bowl. Spray with water only until the mixture will hold together. Add essential oil of your choice. Mix together. Press into greased molds or form into balls. Allow to harden well. Makes 6 to 8 bath bombs. Remove from molds and wrap in airtight wrap. Save for later use.
Finely ground oats or dried milk may be added for a different spa experience.
To use add one bath bomb to an already filled bath tub. Light your bees wax candle(s) (observing fire safety measures, please) and hop in the tub. The bath bomb will fizz and foam while releasing its essential oil. Breath deeply and enjoy.
Both citric acid and bulk baking soda are available at most bulk food and health food stores.
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