Easy Tea Scented Bath Bombs Tutorial
When you’re always thinking, taking time to relax doesn’t seem possible. However, it’s very important to take care of a creative brain. One way to do so is to treat yourself to an at home spa day with your very own homemade bath bombs.
Why not just purchase some? Making your own bath bombs means you know exactly what ingredients have been used and you can make them look and smell however you’d like. Now that you have a new constructive way to fill a break in your day, let’s get started.
While the photos shown are of hibiscus and earl grey bath bombs, you can follow these steps with any scent you would like.
Step 1: Gather Supplies
Glass bowl (so scents, oils, etc don’t stick) and closable molds
Dry Ingredients: baking soda, citric acid, epsom salt, cornstarch,
Wet Ingredients: oil, water,
Scent: tea leaves and/or essential oils or fragrances.
Step 2: Mix Dry Ingredients
Bath Bomb Base
1/2 cup baking soda
1/4 cup citric acid
1/8 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup Epsom or Sea Salt
Mix all of your dry ingredients together well in your bowl.
Step 3: Mix Scent
Combine 1 tbsp oil with 1 tsp of your water and 2 tsp of your tea in a small dish.
If you’d like to add another layer of scent to your bath bomb add 1/4-1/2 tsp of an essential oil that compliments your tea. The stronger the scent of your tea, the less essential oil you’ll want to add.
If you’re not using tea, use about 1 tsp of your essential or scent. Just remember that some scents arenaturally stronger than others and add at your own discretion.
Step 4: Combine
Slowly mix the scent-oil mixture into the dry ingredients until the dry ingredients are just a little damp. The consistency should be that of barely wet sand. If you add too much liquid, it’s okay. Let it bubble then dry for a while, and add a little more citric acid.
TIP: use a spray bottle to add your wet ingredients. It more evenly spreads the moisture, therefore making it easier and faster for you to tell exactly what consistency you’ve got.
Step 5: Mold
You can definitely just get real bath bomb molds, but because I’ve yet to find bath bomb molds locally that are reasonably priced my solution is Easter eggs. Fill but don’t pack your molds as sometimes bath bombs expand a bit.
Step 6: Let them dry
It should only take a few hours. This batch took about 3 or 4.
Step 7: RELAX
Add a bath bomb (or two!) to your warm water and enjoy.
Not every attempt at relaxation has to be a huge splurge. In fact, making it easier for you to take care of yourself actually leads you well down the path towards taking better care of yourself more often.