These are SO EASY to make and PERFECT to use in the winter or when you have a cold or the flu.
A friend told me about them from Pinterest and of course I had to try them out myself and now I am obsessed with not only making them but I LOVE the smell of them in the shower.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup water
- Silicone Mold (I made them in regular baking trays the first time and they were harder to pop out.)
- 3-4 drops of high quality Essential Oils (For best results, add the oils at the very end) (particularly Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Lavender).
I have links to the oils I use above and recommend. You want to make sure they are 100% all natural and therapeutic since you will most likely be using them for other things as well and if they are going on or near your skin, you want to make sure they are therapeutic.
- Add 1 cup of baking soda to bowl. Then slowly add the water while stirring constantly.
Add just enough to make a thick paste.
- When you grab a handful of the paste, it should hold its shape when you squeeze it in your hand and should feel more dry than wet.
- Do not add too much water. If you do…just add a little more baking soda to the mix.
- Fill your molds. (I recommend getting silicone molds instead. I ordered these molds from Amazon to and they pop right out. Plus you can order all different shapes.) Pack them down tightly. Let dry completely (this is crucial). Bake them in a low temperature oven (if your mold is oven safe) at 200 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes and let cool. OR set aside for a few days for them to dry completely if you do not want to bake them.
- Remove from molds and store in an air tight container. Humidity will cause them to break down. They will be good up to a few weeks if stored correctly.
Here are some more silicone molds that would go great with this recipe HERE
**Add the essential oils to the shower bombs right before your hot shower or bath. If taking a shower, place in corner of shower.