Winter is on the way, and I always want to be prepared. There’s nothing worse than feeling sick and not having what you need on hand to make you feel better. That includes keeping a batch of my homemade vapor bath bombs on hand for whenever I need them.
Nothing makes me feel better (outside of traditional medical care, of course) than taking a long, hot bath. And nothing makes that bath better when you’re all stuffed up than a soothing vapor bath bomb.
To make your own, you’ll need:
- 2.5 tablespoons Citric Acid
- 5.5 tablespoons Baking Soda
- 1 tablespoon Epsom Salt
- 2.5 tablespoons Cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon Almond Oil
- 3 teaspoons Water
- Peppermint Oil
- Eucalyptus Oil
- Silicone Mold
Combine your dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Add all of your wet ingredients in a small bowl that you can pour from easily. Use as much peppermint eucalyptus oil as you’d like. I used 20 drops of each, which is almost twice as much as I would use for normal bath bombs. Slowly add a small amount of the wet mixture to the dry mixture, stirring the whole time. I can’t stress the slow part strongly enough. You’ll create a kitchen volcano if you pour too fast. You want to avoid the bubbling reaction as much as possible, as that’s taking away from the in-bath bubbling. As soon as the ingredients start to hold their shape, stop adding the liquid. You should have liquid left over. The texture of your mixture should feel similar to moldable sand. Pack the mixture tightly into your silicone mold and allow it to dry overnight.
When winter hits you hard, you’ll know you’re ready. Just throw a vapor bath bomb in the tub and relax, knowing you have your medicine cabinet ready for whatever comes your way.
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