By Sheri Johnson
Did you know that it only takes 26 seconds for whatever you put on your skin to be absorbed into your bloodstream and every organ of your body? Or that a woman’s body can absorb 5 pounds of chemicals per year from Make-Up alone! YIKES! Makes me really think twice about what I put on my body.
Let’s make something healthy for our body – a lovely moisturizing bath bomb!
You will need to gather a few kitchen utensils and a few ingredients. I ordered citric acid from Amazon.
A mixing bowl, preferably plastic
Spoon & Whisker
Mold – you can purchase a round metal mold for bath bombs, but ice trays work great too.
Next a few ingredients:
1 cup citric acid
2 cups baking soda
1 TBSP almond oil
Coloring agent – gel food coloring works well
20 gtts of your favorite essential oil
Witch hazel in your spray bottle
Measure almond oil, coloring agent, and essential oils into your bowl. Sift in citric acid and baking soda.
Stir with spoon or whisk.
Spritz mixture very lightly with witch hazel – add spray very carefully or your bath bomb with fizz too quickly.
Moisten just enough to get the mixture to hold its shape when squeezed in your hand. Now pack into your favorite mold.
Remove creations from molds after just a couple of minutes and place on soft supportive surface. I used a strip of air packs from a package and it worked very well.
Allow to dry overnight or longer depending on the humidity of your home. Store in cellophane bags. They won’t last long though because once you share a few, they will disappear like warm cookies on a cold winter’s night.