I was always on the hunt for a Muscle Soothing Bath Bomb Recipe. I love the bath. Just lying feeling my worries slip away was an amazing feeling.
We all love LUSH. Beautiful bath bombs and fizzies made from all the different oils and scents designed to drive us into a frenzy every time we enter the store.
Well until we hit the checkout, Then things get real. I mean it’s expensive! And sure you get what you pay for
But we compromise by telling ourselves that we are with it and so we head home with empty wallets and bags of dreams. And sure you get what you pay for which is quality.
But what if I told you that it was super easy to make your own at home? In this post, I am going to show you how to make your own bath bombs at home in your favourite scents for pennies! Yes, you can do this with the kids on a rainy day or even as a way to gift homemade treats to family and friends. I will be adding a link for some bath bomb gift ideas in the next few weeks so keep an eye out.
Firstly you will need some bath bomb moulds. You can buy these here from Amazon. In fact, I will be linking all the main ingredients below from amazon as they are literally the best and cheapest to pick these things up from quickly without fuss.
I love this set as it has various shapes and designs but you can also use any moulds you have at home. They don’t have to be metal either – you can use silicone moulds, bun tins or even ice cube trays!
You will need:
64g or 1/2 cup baking soda
76g or 1/3 cup Epsom salts
16g or 2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
5g or 1 tsp essential oil of choice
2g or 1/2 tsp dried herbs, rose petals or lavender buds
Whisk together the Epsom salts, baking soda and cream of tartar to combine and break up any lumps.
Epsom salts are so good for you and can relieve restless leg syndrome. I have a post about this here. They soothe muscles and can even help with sleep.
At this point, you can add dried herbs, rose petals, or lavender buds if you want. Combine into the mixture.
Add the melted coconut oil and your fragrance oil. Coconut oil is super versatile. You can use it in cooking, baking and making all kinds of homemade cosmetics. I use coconut oil in my soaps for Bathe Botanicals as it is amazing for the skin. Coconut oil can be drying if too much is used so you could play around with other oils such as jojoba or argan oil. When choosing your essential oil remember that different oils can have different effects on the body. Lavender can aid with sleep, peppermint is revitalising, lemon is uplifting etc. You could even combine oils!
Add the liquids carefully as you do not want to make your mixture too wet. You also do not want to activate the cream of tartar too much which is how your bath bomb will fizz.
You want the mixture to be slightly crumbly. It will harden and set when dry.
Spoon into moulds and leave for at least 4 hours to set. Small or shaped moulds will require at least a day to set.
Run a warm bath and drop in your bath bomb.
Slip in and inhale the scent while your worries fizz away.
Have you tried this Muscle Soothing Bath Bomb Recipe? Let me know how you got on.