1/4 Cup Epsom Salt or Sea Salt
1/4 Cup Citric Acid
1/2 Cup Baking Soda
2 Tablespoons of a carrier oil (I used Sweet Almond Oil)
5 drops of the Young Living Essential Oil of your choice
A dash of food grade Organic Flowers (optional)
One Medium Sized Mixing Bowl
One Metal Whisk
One Measuring Cup
Bath Bomb Molds (The ones that we used are pretty big, I would choose smaller ones. This recipe is only good for one if you use these molds)
1. Combine all dry ingredients (except for the flowers).
Mix with a whisk until all ingredients are evenly dispersed.
*Note: if using regular (not fractionated coconut oil) heat up your coconut oil on the stove so that it is in liquid form and cooled prior to adding to mixture.
Continue to whisk. The consistency should be reminiscent of sand.
3. Next add 5 drops of your desired Young Living Essential Oil. We used peppermint because it is cost effective, soothing to sore muscles, refreshing, and helps create focus. We also thought it would go well with the roses. Whisk to disperse the oil evenly.
Then add the mixture to the second half of the mold.
5. This may be a little tricky for you.. grab both halves and slowly press them together at an angle.
6. Set a hair tie around the mold to keep it in place
7. Allow to sit for at least 24 hours.
Why Young Living Essential Oils?
Young Living is the leading essential oil brand. The company has been around for over 22 years. Our founder Gary Young coined the term 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade. Young Living owns its own farms and has partner farms which we allow and encourage members to visit. We have a Seed To Seal promise. From the time the seed is sourced until the oil is sealed in the bottle, we apply rigorous quality controls to ensure that you are receiving essential oils exactly the way nature intended. They are PURE. No fillers, no synthetics, no carrier oils unless otherwise stated (blends for example sometimes include a carry oil). To learn more information about Young Living or to become a member click HERE.
Where is the color?
Fake food dyes are not only a risk in the foods that you consume. Up to 60% of what we put on our skin can be absorbed. The skin is the largest organ that we have. Being freshly shaved along with the mucous membranes of our bodies make for more easy absorption.
Fragrance is a big one that most people don’t know about. I myself used to be slightly obsessed with perfume. Once I learned the truth behind the words “Fragrance”, “Parfum”, and “Perfume” I threw all of my synthetically scented products away! I’m talking expensive perfumes.
It is not worth it.
Every choice that we make whether it is the food we eat or the chemicals that we slather on our bodies via lotion, cleansers, or shampoos have a cost.
As I was saying, the words “Fragrance”, “Parfum”, and “Perfume” can all be interpreted as “hidden chemicals”. A major loophole in the FDA’s federal law allows manufacturers of products such as shampoo, lotion, and body wash include nearly any ingredient under those words without listing the actual chemicals. Fragrances and trade secrets are not required to be listed on labels. Phthalates (also very bad for you) are used to make fragrances last longer.
Synthetic fragrances are among the top 5 known allergens, and can cause and trigger asthma attacks. It may trigger dermatitis, respiratory distress, and can potentially have effects on the reproductive system.
Again, I urge you to check out the Think Dirty App, get scanning!
Here is a synopsis of why conventional store bought bath bombs should be avoided:
Common bath bomb fragrance ingredients are synthetic and can cause hormone disruption and increase your risk of diseases like type 2 diabetes, breast cancer and infertility, among other ailments.
Popular bath fizzy ingredients are linked to ailments like asthma, eczema, ADHD, cancer and other diseases.
Food dyes common in bath bombs can be absorbed through broken, irritated or recently shaved skin. From there, it goes straight into your bloodstream. Some food dyes are linked to cancer, ADHD, allergic reactions and more.
Common bath bomb ingredients are linked to urinary tract and vaginal yeast infections.
Glitter used in store-bought and homemade bath bombs can pollute water once they wash down the drain.
Boric acid is sometimes used in DIY bath bomb recipes and in store-bought versions. I would avoid it because there’s strong evidence it acts like a hormone disruptor in humans. It’s banned for use in cosmetics in Canada and Japan.
Set up this make and take station with the equipment ready for each person. Depending on what you desire you may have the ingredients measured out and placed in the mixing bowl prior to your guests’ arrival. You may also have your guests measure the ingredients out themselves. Either or.
If you are using this for a make and take Read the bottom informational portion to your guests before beginning the make and take process. Enjoy!
I would also recommend using plastic molds for a make and take so that your guests can take them home. The bombs are required to sit so that they take shape and stay in place.