Posted on August 25, 2017 by the Pebble Grey Team
Create Your Own Bath Bomb
At the end of a particularly stressful day, there’s nothing quite like soaking in a bath and letting your troubles drift away. To add a little something special to this experience, we highly recommend popping in a bath bomb. Whilst these can often be pricey from retailers, it’s actually surprisingly easy to create your own luxurious fizzer, making for the ultimate personalised bath.
Before you get started on this frothing experiment, we think you should know just how beneficial bath bombs actually are.
Citric acid is present in bath bombs to give them that extra fizz, but it comes with a plethora of other benefits too. Amazing for the skin, citric acid helps to remove or repair damaged skin, resulting it in looking healthier and younger, and also strengthens blood vessels. All that just from one ingredient!
Not to be beaten, bicarbonate of soda also has its uses, helping to both release toxins and relieve muscle tension and stress.
Depending on which extra ingredients you opt for, a bath bomb can be perfect for either waking you up and getting you feeling invigorated in the morning, or relaxing you and sending you to sleep after a busy day. Stimulating scents such as lemongrass and peppermint are excellent choices for a morning boost, and will get you ready for the day ahead. However, once the day is over and your stresses have been faced head on, lavender oil and chamomile flowers are the perfect accompaniments to your bath bomb mixture.
In general, bath bombs are amazing for your metal heath. Something about the combination of that fragranced aura and the skin-tingling fizz do wonders for your well-being, and will put a huge smile on your face.
So what are you waiting for? Try creating your very own bath bomb and make every bath a unique experience!
This is a basic mixture, to which you can add some personalisation depending on what you want to achieve from your bath bomb experience. At the bottom of this article we have gathered a selection of recommended combinations so you can tweak your bath bomb until it is perfect for you.
– 300g Bicarbonate of Soda
– 100g Citric Acid
– 10ml Essential Oil (our favourites are Lavender and Coconut)
– A Few Drops of Food Colouring
1. Mix together the bicarbonate of soda and citric acid in a bowl until you have a consistent texture. It may help to use a sieve here, as this will get rid of those pesky lumps!
2. Slowly add your choice of food colouring, drop by drop, to the mixture. Make sure to keep mixing as you do so until you reach that perfect shade.
3. Then add your choice of essential oil, again mixing throughout to stop the mixture from fizzing or setting too early.
4. Using a spray bottle, add water to the mixture a little at a time whilst mixing, until it holds when squeezed together. Do NOT add any more water once this point has been reached.
5. Finally pack the mixture into your favourite mould and leave to set for 20 to 30 minutes.
Our Favourite Combinations
Gingerbread Bath Bombs: Add half a teaspoon each of cinnamon and ginger, and choose a coconut essential oil to create that unmistakably mouth-watering gingerbread scent.
Sinus Relief Bath Bombs: To tackle that cold virus that just won’t go away, try opting for peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils, as well as adding some witch hazel.
Green Tea Bath Bombs: For that perfect morning pick-me-up, try adding some green tea leaves to your bath bomb, along with half a teaspoon of tea tree oil – the superhero of all oils!
Lemonade Bath Bombs: Up the fizz by creating a lemonade bath bomb with lemon essential oil. Not only will this smell amazing, but it will also work wonders for your skin!
Pumpkin Bath Bombs: Perfect for Halloween and the upcoming autumn season, try making pumpkin bath bombs with pumpkin oil and orange food colouring – we challenge you to carve it afterwards!
Peppermint Bath Bombs: These bath bombs will make great, yet inexpensive, Christmas gifts and are made using a mixture of peppermint and almond oil.
Rose Bath Bombs: For the ultimate sight, scent and touch experience, try adding rose petals, rose oil and goat’s milk powder to your bath bomb. Not only will they look and smell stunning as they consume your bathwater, but they will feel as soft as silk against your well-deserving skin.
Although the ingredients mentioned throughout this article are usually tolerated by most people, some additions such as food colouring have the potential to cause adverse effects to sensitive skin. Do not use a bath bomb when bathing with broken skin.