Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Natural Bath Bombs




Handcrafted Natural Recipes Featuring doTERRA Essential Oils
My mother in law Jackie and I mixed up some Bath Bombs this week for a boutique I will be at this Saturday. We were originally looking at some recipes online but lots contained possible allergens like corn so we started experimenting and concocting our own. 

I ran over to the health food store and bought a few dried herbs like lavender, eucalyptus and some white willow bark powder which is exceptional for sore muscles. While there I grabbed some Magnesium Chloride crystals to enhance the sore muscle blend. Epsom salt baths are great for many but since it contains sulfur my daughter cannot use Epsom salts. This is due to a gene that causes her to turn sulfur into sulfide so we use magnesium chloride flakes in place and they work awesome. My girls have tried out each of the balls below this week in their baths and they have come out smelling wonderful and their skin smooth, hydrated and soft.

Breathe Deep Bath Ball


Great for kicking out a cold and congestion!
Scents: Breathe blend, eucalyptus and white fir

1 cup baking soda
1 cup citric acid
8 tsp arrowroot
Handful Eucalyptus leaves crushed
2/3 cup fractionated coconut oil
Breathe essential oil blend 10 drops
Eucalyptus essential oil 3 drops
White Fir essential oil 5 drops
1/8 tsp water


Calming Bath Ball


Scents: Lavender, White Fir and Lemon

1 cup baking soda
1 cup citric acid
8 tsp arrowroot
1/8 cup dried lavender flowers
2/3 cup fractionated coconut oil
Lavender essential oil 6 drops
White Fir essential oil 6 drops
 Lemon essential oil 4 drops
1/8 tsp water

Mood Uplifting Bath Ball







Scents: Wild Orange and Grapefruit

1 cup baking soda
1 cup citric acid
8 tsp arrowroot
2/3 cup fractionated coconut oil
Wild Orange essential oil 15 drops
Grapefruit essential oil 10 drops
1/8 tsp water

Soak Away Sore Muscles Bath Ball
Scents:marjoram, rosemary, eucalyptus and white willow bark

1 cup baking soda
1 cup citric acid
8 tsp arrowroot
3 tsp white willow bark powder
Handful Magnesium Chloride Flakes
Handful Eucalyptus leaves crushed
2/3 cups fractionated coconut oil
Marjoram essential oil 5 drops
Rosemary essential oil 5 drops
Eucalyptus essential oil 5 drops
1/4 tsp water

Mix dry together first and then add the rest, if isn't molding well add little drops of water but not a lot to get it to mold. Then we had molds we put them in or make into balls. Let them dry and sit for 24 hours. I bought special bags for them since I was selling them and cut fabric for the ribbon.


Post and recipes created by Jaime Walsh, dear friend and fellow blogger.

11 comments:

  1. Citric Acid? Where do you get that from?
    Thanks

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    1. I buy it in bulk from iHerb: http://www.iherb.com/Now-Foods-Citric-Acid-5-lbs-2268-g/14384

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  2. They look wonderful!
    Thanks for posting on Wildcrafting Wednesdays!

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  3. In going to make some of these for gifts. Can I use regular coconut oil? If I make the recipe with the oil in liquid form, will there be any problems if it cools down and becomes solid? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Jinny, Yes you can use regular coconut oil, but you will want to use it while it is still in liquid form.

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  4. What is the Arrowroot powder for? I would like to make these but don't have any arrowroot. Can I substitute it for something else or leave it out? Thanks :)

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    1. Arrowroot is a starch thickener. You can use cornstarch in place of it if you would like :)

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  5. Do you have to use silicone molds, can I use regular muffin pans, etc...?

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  6. Do you have to use silicone molds, can I use regular muffin pans, etc...?

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