For each bath bomb, follow a similar recipe, using different essential oils…
Here’s what you’ll need:
2 cups baking soda
1 cup citric acid
1/2 cup Epson salt
1 tablespoon almond or olive oil
Food coloring of your choice
Packing molds (if you don’t have food molds, ice cube trays, hollow Easter eggs, or Christmas tree ornaments that snap open and closed will do just fine)
Mix citric acid, baking soda, and Epson salt in a bowl. Add essential oils, almond or olive oil, and food coloring. Add water slowly (the mixture might create a small foaming reaction. If that happens, pour more slowly). You’ll want your mixture to be moist enough to hold a shape, but not too wet. Pack mixture into mold for a few minutes, then tap to release. Allow bath bombs to dry for about five hours. Use within three weeks. To set them off, simply drop them in the bath. Enjoy!
A bath bomb for when you’re feeling stressed
To soothe the senses when you’re feeling stressed, try a bath bomb infused with 10 drops bergamot (use one labeled bergaptene-free) and 10 drops clary sage. The citrusy-flower bergamot mixed with clary sage calms the nervous system and clears the mind. Light a lavender-scented candle for ambiance. Read more about the basics of aromatherapy here.