It’s difficult not to like bath bombs! The way they sparkle in the water and their pleasant odours are just a few reasons why bath bombs have become so popular in the past years.
However, bath bombs aren’t just pretty and amusing! When crafted with essential oils, they also have therapeutic benefits for us all.
Their therapeutic effects can also be used in the shower! You can make smaller bath bombs and place them in the corner of your shower to transform your bathroom into your own private hammam or steam shower. Simply fashion them in cubes or in flat shapes to prevent them from rolling around in your shower. Steam from the hot water will liberate the aromas and benefits of your bath bomb. While showering, inhale deeply and feel the sensation of the oils on your mind and body.
The beauty of crafting your own bath bombs at home is that with a bit of imagination, almost anything can be used as a mold for your bath bombs! A cookie cutter or a silicone mold in the shape and size of your choosing can create the perfect bath bomb (see our note in the instructions for the recipe below). You can also find molds specifically made for bath bombs at Michaels or DeSerres.
Further, we invite you to select your favourite Vivia essential oils to make your bath bombs, here are a few suggestions:
The Goodbye germs bath bomb with the Cold & Flu Protection formula
The Cold & Flu protection formula can be used in bath bombs for the tub or the shower. It helps clear your sinus and relax muscles. You can also use this germs fighting bath bomb for your children’s bath (24 months +, use half a bomb).
The cocooning bath bomb with the Calm formula
We often use this formula to regain a calm state before bedtime or to clear our thoughts. Its aroma of mandarin, sweet orange and bergamot helps us let go of our daily stress and focus on ourselves. These bath bombs are perfect to create a relaxing ambiance.
The vivifying bath bomb with the Energy formula
We love the Energy formula in bath bombs to start the day. We tend to use it in the shower to get a vivifying kick. It almost replaces our morning coffee!
If you wish to make two kinds of bath bombs with Vivia essential oils, we recommend splitting the recipe in two after mixing the dry ingredients. Make sure to divide up the remainder of the ingredients as well.
Vivia bath bombs recipe
- 1/2 C of baking soda
- 1/4 C of cornstarch
- 1/4 C of citric acid
- 1/4 C of Epsom salt
- 1 tb. spoon (15ml) of your choice of vegetable oil
- 25 drops of the Vivia essential oil of your choice
- 1 tb. spoon of water or hydrosol (quantity to be adjusted during preparation)
First, mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
In another container, mix the vegetable oil, the essential oil and the water. Add a small amount of this mixture to the dry ingredients. The mixture must not sparkle. If the mixture sparkles, pour a smaller amount of liquid at a time. Mix and crush the mixture with a fork to avoid clumps.Mix until the mixture forms a dough that holds together but remains slightly friable (you should be able to form a small ball in your hand, similar to a wet sand ball). If needed, add a small amount of water or hydrosol with a spray bottle to add only a small amount at a time.
Press the mixture firmly into the molds and let it dry for at least 1 hour to let them harden before unmolding. If you are using cookie cutters, we recommend placing parchment paper under the molds and only filling half of it to firmly press the mixture in the molds.
You can let your bath bombs air dry for 24 hours on a shelf or a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Next, your bath bombs are ready to use!
Keep your bath bombs in an airtight container to keep their freshness.