There is nothing better after a long, stressful day than relaxing in a nice hot bath. The icing on this relaxation cake is having a lovely bath bomb to add in to for a nice skin soothing, aromatherapeutic touch. Making bath bombs at home is a great way to be able to customize the ingredients to suit your body’s specific needs. Herbal ingredients are great additions to add the healing benefits of natural herbs along with a delightful scent. Homemade bath bombs are an easy way to ensure that your product does not have any harmful chemicals, toxic ingredients, or unnecessary additives. The best bath bomb recipe is one that you create yourself to suit your specific scent preferences and skin care sensitivities. Let’s take a look at some of the best herbs to add into your natural bath bomb recipe.
Herbal Bath Bombs
How to Choose Your Ingredients
Lavender- Wild lavender (Lavandula) has long been used as a multi-purpose plant to treat and soothe many ailments. Lavender has been used as far back as Ancient Egyptian times in baths and as an aromatherapy aid. Its most popular use today is in aromatherapy. Lavender’s scent has been shown to have a calming effect and therefore is used commonly to alleviate stress, anxiety, and insomnia. It is often used by massage therapists to have a calming aromatherapy effect on their clients. It is also frequently used as an essential oil or as a pillow spray to wind down before bed and promote healthy sleep habits. Lavender has been touted as having a wide range of beneficial effects such as alleviating headaches, reducing nausea, decreasing menstrual cramps, and healing minor skin irritations. If you’ve had a stressful day at work and are having trouble relaxing, try taking a bath with a lavender bath bomb before bed to melt the stress of the day away. Lavender can be added to DIY bath bombs as either an essential oil or dried flowers.
Chamomile (also spelled camomile)- Wild chamomile has been used as a medicinal herb since the time of the Ancient Romans. Chamomile has long been known for its healing properties, both anti-inflammatory and analgesic. We most frequently see it being reached for in the form of a tea for relief of minor illnesses like the common cold. Chamomile tea relaxes the nervous system and is commonly drunk before bed to prepare for sleep. It has also been shown to boost your immune system to help fight off the bacteria that cause colds. For those who are not feeling their best, it can help clear up minor symptoms such as congestion and soothe sore throats. Chamomile’s high antioxidant content helps to promote healthy skin and slow the effects of early aging. If you have been feeling a bit under the weather, try taking a bath with a chamomile bath bomb to help ease your body and give your immune system a break. Chamomile can be added to your homemade bath bombs by using dried tea leaves or dried flower buds.
Rose Petals- There are over 300 species of roses that grow in regions all over the world. We know roses as a beautiful flower used as symbol of love, romance and beauty, but did you know the rose has many health and skin benefits too? Rose water and rose oil have been produced and used as a skin care staple in countries such as Morocco and Turkey for centuries. Rose petals have long been used as a fragrant, beautiful bath additive. In fact, legend has it that Cleopatra used them as part of her bath and beauty routine. The natural oils in roses have been found to soothe and hydrate skin. The natural sugars in the roses’ petals are particularly good for soothing those with sensitive skin. Rose petals are extremely high in Vitamin C which has been shown to increase collagen production and have antioxidant qualities. Rose scent is also commonly used in aromatherapy for its calming and de-stressing qualities. Rose petals contain anti-bacterial compounds which can help relieve skin irritation or acne breakouts. If your skin has been looking a little bit dull, try taking a bath with a rose petal bath bomb to add brightness to your complexion with a boost of Vitamin C. You can add rose to your natural bath bomb recipe by using dried flower petals or rose water.
By learning more about the different benefits of certain herbs, you can choose which ingredients to add to your bath bomb recipe. The best part about making your own homemade bath products is that you get to customize them specifically to what your body may need. Each of the herbs listed above have wonderful scents which can add a lovely perfumed touch to your relaxing bath experience. Our Earthy Good Bath Bomb Making Kit contains all the ingredients you will need for an easy bath bomb recipe. Our ingredients are all natural and organic to ensure you receive the best quality for your skin. Our Bath Bomb Making Kit contains all of the herbs we explored today; lavender, chamomile and rose petals. This allows you to customize your bath bombs now that you have read more about what each of these wonderful herbs can do. If you need a bath bomb to help you wind down at night before bed, try a combination of lavender and chamomile to relax you for a great night’s sleep. If you are looking for glowy, soothed skin try a rose petal bath bomb to give your skin that extra dose of nutrients it needs. The full ingredients for our Bath Bomb Making Kit are listed below.
Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Magnesium Sulfate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate, Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Petal, Lavandula, Angustifolia (Lavender) Buds, Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Flower, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Oil, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavandin) Oil.
Also included in the kit are: 2 semi-circle tin molds, 1 Drop Counter, 1 Furoshiki Wrapping Cloth, Instructions.
Click here to read the full instructions for making your homemade Earthy Good bath bombs.