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DIY WINTER BATH BOMBS, HAND SCRUB, & SALT SOAK

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If you're a long time reader you've probably heard me talk about my obsession with the perfect bath. I take bath time very seriously! And like any bath connoisseur knows- it's the 'add-ins' that make all the difference.

I love a good LUSH bath bomb, just like the rest of them- but let's be honest... those suckers are expensive. So I save them for special occasions, and often ask for them for gifts (ahem, honey).

Today however I am sharing a few of my tried and true bath add-in recipes. And when I say tried, I mean it! It took me a long time to figure out the right ratios to get the perfect bath bomb at home. That's a lot of wasted epsom salt people, good thing it isn't too costly.




Holiday Bath Trio Recipe: [video]

Honey Bath Bomb (yields 6, 2inch bombs)
  • 1 Cup Dr. Teals Milk & Honey Epsom Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup  Citric Acid (sometimes hard to find in stores, but will be located in the 'canning section')
  • 1tsp. Water
  • 1-2 tsp. Almond Oil
  • Food Coloring to Preferred Color
  • Liquid Dropper 
  • Spray Bottle with Water
  • Molds (also use ornaments or plastic Easter eggs)
In a large bowl mix all of your dry ingredients together with a whisk, set aside. Next, in a small bowl mix together Water, Almond Oil, and Food Coloring. Use your dropper or very carefully use a spoon to add a few drops of your liquid to the dry ingredients. (Adding to quickly will cause the bubbles to activate and then you won't have any fizz in the tub) Whisk the drops in, and a few more and continue till the mixture is fully combined. It should be crumbly but also compact-able, like fresh brown sugar.

Next scoop your mixture into your molds and compress them very tightly so that no air pockets or cracks form. Use your spray bottle to lightly spray the two sides of the mold so that when you press them together you get a nice seal. You can also use the spray to keep the mixture in the bowl at the right moistness while you're working.

Let the molds set for about one hour to harden, then gently remove the bombs and place them on a towel to harden and dry out over night. Enjoy your bath! 



Peppermint Salt Soak (yields 8oz of soak)
  • 1 Cup Epsom Salt 
  • 1 Tbsp. Baking Soda
  • 4+ Drops of Peppermint Essential Oil to Preferred Strength (I like it strong!)
  • Red Food Coloring to Preferred Color
  • Jar or Air Tight Container
Easy as pie! Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl, and then add your preferred amount of Peppermint essential oil to scent. Next, divide into two bowls, and add red food to one of the bowls to desired 'pinkness'. Finally, scoop alternating layers of white and pink salts into your favorite jar for a festive presentation.



Gingerbread Sugar Scrub (yields 8oz of scrub)
  • 1/2 Cup Raw Washed Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated White Sugar
  • 1/2 Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp. Gingerbread Spice
  • 1/2 tsp. All Spice
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
  • Jar or Air Tight Container
In your mixer combine all ingredients and mix on medium until the coconut oil is softened and whipped into the sugars. Take a deep breath and smell that yumminess before scooping it into a small mason jar with an airtight lid. (shelf life is 2-3 months) 


Do you have any DIY bath recipes I should try? Let me know in the comments below- enjoy your bath! xo

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