Revitalize your body and mind with our nature-inspired bath bomb recipes.
When the weather outside is blah, sometimes our moods start to match. (Here, have a hug.) Fortunately, we have just the thing: luscious bath bombs that soothe the skin, senses and spirit with nurturing ingredients.
Each recipe features some of our favorite nature-inspired scents and their unique benefits. Make a big batch of them for the next time you need a minute (or 20) to yourself.
1 cup baking soda
½ cup citric acid
½ cup Epsom salt or sea salt
¾ cup cornstarch
Dried herbs (optional, based on scent customization below)
2 tablespoons oil of choice (such as coconut or olive)
2 teaspoons witch hazel (or water)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or water)
15-20 drops of base essential oil (based on scent customization below)
15-20 drops of complementary essential oil (based on scent customization below)
Latex or rubber gloves
Mold or greased container (such as a muffin tin)
Tip: Get your tub in bath-ready shape with Mr. Clean Clean Freak Deep Cleaning Mist. It has impressive surface coverage and three times more cleaning power* so you spend less time scrubbing and more time soaking.
Now that you have the main recipe, you can customize your bath bombs with some of our favorite nature-inspired scents!
Lavender Bath Bombs
Lavender takes its name from the Latin root lavare, which literally means “to wash.” It’s known for its calming properties and can help you relax and unwind. Make it a part of your bedtime routine, and dream of running through the hills of Provence.
Rose Bath Bombs
Is there anything more lovely, feminine and timeless than the scent of roses? But this blossom’s beauty is more than petal deep. Rose essential oil can (ahem) increase romantic interest, lift your mood and moisturize skin. Talk about flower power!
Lemon Bath Bombs
Also known as “liquid sunshine,” this vibrant pick-me-up can help boost positivity, concentration, alertness and energy. It can also help brighten skin by removing dead skin cells and excessive oil. Wedge a lemon bath bomb into your afternoon schedule, between chores and dinner, and you’ll soon regain your zest for life.
*vs. the leading APC bleach spray on kitchen grease