Saturday, June 20, 2015

Dad's DIY Bath Bomb for Father's Day

Dad's bath bombs with peppermint and wintergreen, smell minty and soothes tired, sore, achy muscles. The therapeutic properties of these essential oil include:  analgesic, anti-spasmodic, antiseptic, and soothing..

8 oz of sodium Bicarbonate
4 oz. Citric Acid
2-4 oz. Corn Starch (optional for silky soothe feel)
1 tbsp. Sweet almond oil (grape seed oil will do just fine)
1 teaspoon Peppermint essential oil
4 drops Wintergreen essential oil (spruce, balsam fir, cypress, or marjoram are great for relaxing tired sore muscles too.)
* (Always research essential oils before using them!)
2-4 drops of natural green or blue colorant (food dye works)
Witch Hazel
Sieve the Sodium bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Corn starch and mix in a bowl. Add the Almond oil, fragrance, color and jasmine essential oil slowly so you get the right blend for you. Now spritz lightly with witch hazel. Mix together until the mixture when squeezed doesn’t crumble. Press into molds. The bath bombs should be taken out of the mold almost immediately and placed on greaseproof paper. Leave them to dry at least over night.

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