Relax! No, seriously take a minute (or quite a few) to soak in the suds and feel the fizz of this wonderful, essential oil bath bomb recipe you can make right at home. Turn the lights down low and turn on your Himalayan salt lamp. Que up your favorite music playlist and chill.
Relaxing Essential Oils
Make your bathroom a sanctuary of shalom (peace). The Epsom salt will help promote detoxing while the almond oil softens the skin. Meditate on some Scriptures for anxiety relief for the ultimate in physical and spiritual relaxation.
This DIY bath bomb recipe calls for 45 drops of relaxing essential oils but you can mix-and-match the ones you love best.
Favorite relaxing essential oils to choose from include:
- Lavender – A familiar scent with profound anxiety-relief benefits
- Roman chamomile – Calming and soothing, this is one of my favs
- Clary sage – Use this when you need female support and hormone balancing
- Geranium – Great for sensitive skin and hormone support
- Ylang ylang – Sedative and deeply calming this oil will help you sleep
- Rose – Uplifting for depression and soothing to frayed nerves, plus it smells great!
- Vetiver – Very relaxing with a deep, smokey fragrance.
- Joyful Blend – Orange and vanilla in equal parts
- Valentine’s Blend – 3 parts Orange, 2 parts lavender and vanilla, 1 parts geranium
- Passion Blend – 3 parts lavender, 2 parts jasmine and patchouli, 1 parts sandalwood, orange, and ylang ylang
- Focus Blend – equal parts Hawaiin sandalwood, Indian sandalwood, patchouli, frankincense, lime, ylang ylang
- Get ‘er Done – equal parts peppermint, vetiver, frankincense, and orange
- Aches and Pains Blend – equal parts wintergreen, pink pepper, and sandalwood
- Stink no More – equal parts peppermint and cilantro
- Fall Leaves – 2 parts Frankincense, 1 part pine and cedarwood
- Holy Night – 3 parts white fir and orange, 2 parts bergamot, 1 part peppermint/spearmint and wintergreen
- Forever Young – 1 part Frankincense, sandalwood, lavender, myrrh, and rose (optional)
Once you know how to make bath bombs with essential oils, you can customize them to your liking! Add your favorite essential oils to complete the tranquility feeling. Spice up the colors to match the decor in your bathroom. So many options to play around with. These also make the best gift for someone you love!
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- 1 cup cornstarch (non-GMO, organic)
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid
- 45 drops essential oils*
- 5 tablespoons almond oil
- Natural food coloring (11)
- Mix the Epsom salt, corn starch, baking soda, and citric acid in a large bowl.
- Add almond oil and essential oils and gently mix by hand. If you have sensitive skin, wear gloves during this step.
- Once the ingredients are combined, lightly mist with water from the spray bottle and mix. Do not add too much water all at once, or it will get too soggy - that's why I recommend using a spray bottle. You'll need to do this step several times until the mixture reaches a molding consistency.
- Stop adding water when the mixture holds together.
- Separate the mixture into smaller bowls, one for each color you plan on using. Add 5 drops of coloring, mix, and add more food coloring if needed.
- Respray a little mist to ensure hold.
- Press the mixture into your bath bomb mold. Overfill each side of your molds. This is the fun part! Get creative and mix some colors if you desire.
- Press your molds together until you hear a click.
- Remove the bath bombs from the mold and let set overnight before use.
- Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
- Now time for a bath!
Some essential oils are hot and would not be suitable for application on the skin like this, such as cinnamon or wintergreen. Others, such as lemongrass, have a lower dermal limit, so you'd want to use less than 45 drops. Also, remember when using an essential oil that causes photosensitivity (14), you should avoid being outdoors in sunlight for the next day.
Some essential oils are hot and would not be suitable for application on the skin like this, such as cinnamon or wintergreen. Others such as lemongrass have a lower dermal limit so you’d want to use less than 45 drops. Also remember when using an essential oil that causes photosensitivity you should avoid being outdoors in sunlight for the next day.