Sleepy Time Diy Bath Bombs
Homemade bath bombs are easy to make (just like these awesome sugar scrubs!) and give your bath an extra boost just when you need it. These all natural, sleep inducing diy bath bombs make the perfect addition to your night time relaxing routine or a thoughtful self care gift to friends and family!
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It’s not often I get to take a bath with two littles. Actually, more often than not, if I do get to take one a toddler keeps coming in and trying to “help” me 😛
When I do find the time though, it is nice to relax with some diy bath bombs! Even watching them fizz is relaxing! And, like most things in my house, homemade is best.
However, diy bath bombs eluded me for a really like time. I actually failed miserably at them and it took me forever to get a system down! You can read more about my attempts (and fails!) in my blog post: How & Why To Make Your Own Bath Bombs.
One of the reasons I like diy bath bombs is because they’re now only amazing for your own pampering routine but they also make great gifts! Change up the color, scents and molds to create and customize new bombs each time.
And these sleepy time diy bath bombs are designed for just that: sleep! The essential oil mixture is taken from my own sleepy time spray and promotes breathing, relaxation and calming. I actually adore this blend and use it for just about everything.
The bath bombs I make are also epsom salt based. I adore epsom salts because they’re made to help soothe aches and pains. In a way, they help detox the body and between this and helping with muscle aches, they make a great addition to bathes. Plus, they’re magnesium based which is ideal to help prep the body for sleep.
While I do love bath bombs, I keep a big bag of epsom salt on hand and through some into my daughters baths each night.
One thing to note…
These bombs are also colored using mica powder, a non toxic mineral which keeps these bombs all natural. I love using mica because it works so well and creates gorgeous colors but it does leave a colored ring around the tub. If this doesn’t both you- rock it. If you’re lazy (me) just omit the mica and leave them white.. they still work the same!
These diy bath bombs are perfect if you need to relax after a long day and get some rest. They help ease both your body and your mind into a relaxation state and prepare you for sleep.
Ingredients In Sleepy Time Bath Bombs
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup epsom salts
- 2 tbs almond oil
- 3/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon purple mica powder (or color of choice)*
- 3 tsp witch hazel
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops chamomile essential oi
- 5 drops breathe essential oil
- Small spray bottle with water
Note: all of these health boosting ingredients can be purchased through my favorite retailer Well.ca– and the best part is that they offer free shipping!
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How To Make Sleepy Time Bath Bombs
In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients and mix well. Make sure there are no clumps.
In a small glass bowl, combine the almond oil, essential oils and witch hazel. Whisk.
Pour the liquid mixture into the large bowl, it will fizz once the liquid touches it.
Begin mixing using a fork (or your hands) until everything looks combined and somewhat moist.
Prep your silicone molds and use a spoon to fill the molds halfway. Using a silicone spatula, press the mixture into the molds firmly. Spray each mold with a small bit of water (one spray) and press down again to make sure they’re firm.
Using too much water will cause the bombs to lose their fizz. If you don’t press down firmly, the bombs will not hold together.
Divide the rest of the mixture into the molds and again press down firmly. Spray the top with water and press down again.
Let sit on the counter for twenty four hours to set before removing from molds.
Makes 6 heart shaped bath bombs
Note: from the mica powder and the almond oil these bombs will leave your bath a bit slippery- so take caution when getting out!
Tip: use anywhere from 1/8-1/2 teaspoon of mica powder keeping in mind that the more you use the more saturated the water will be with color. Mica powder does leave a ring in the tub.
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If you’re looking to relax and prepare your body for sleep, these easy, sleepy time diy bath bombs are the perfect addition to your nighttime routine. These handmade bombs are simple, natural and utterly calming.