Homemade Bath Bomb Recipe: Homemade Peppermint Bath Bombs
When was the last time you indulged in a little “me” time? If you’re wondering if peeing with the bathroom door closed counts, you’re long overdue. Seriously, this holiday season, take a break from all that shopping, baking, and decorating to treat yourself. You don’t have to reserve a spot at a 5 star spa or anything extravagant. In fact, one of my favorite escapes takes place right in the comfort of my own home: A nice soak in the tub. To make the experience a bit more indulgent, I like to use DIY bath products like this homemade bath bomb recipe, bath fizzies, and lavender body scrub.
If you’re skeptical that a simple bath plus this homemade bath bomb recipe will leave you feeling rejuvenated, you don’t have to take my word for it….
“In 2002 a University of Wolverhampton study found that a daily bath, usually at the end of the day, significantly improved the mood and optimism of the participants, which was attributed to a combination of bodily comfort, warmth, isolation, and body positioning,” (Thorpe, 2015).
Yep, science has just given you an excuse to take a bath! You’re welcome. 🙂
DIY bath and beauty products like this homemade bath bomb recipe can take the built-in benefits of a relaxing bath to the next level. For example, this homemade bath bomb recipe contains peppermint essential oil which has a myriad of benefits including relieving pain (such as muscle soreness), improving focus, and boosting energy (source). In addition, this homemade bath bomb recipe contains coconut oil which is great for skin including treating acne and preventing wrinkles.
This homemade bath bomb recipe has very little hands on time (about 10-15 minutes) making it a great way to treat yourself without totally throwing off your schedule. In fact, what I’d do is try to make a batch in the morning, let the bombs firm up in a silicon mold throughout the day, and then indulge in a relaxing soak after the little one has been tucked in. A bath complete with homemade peppermint bath bombs is a great way to unwind before bed.
Since this homemade bath bomb recipe can easily be scaled up, make a double (or even triple) batch to use as homemade gifts this holiday season. Trust me, just about anyone on your shopping list will appreciate these peppermint scented bath bombs.
Bonus: Consider pairing these homemade peppermint bath bombs with other peppermint scented DIY bath products for a themed gift basket. Some of my favorites are this:
- Peppermint mocha foot scrub
- Peppermint foot soak
- Peppermint Mason jar gift set – Contains lotion bars, body scrub, body butter, and shaving cream
So, what are you waiting for, rid your tub of all those bath toys, unless you find rubber duckies relaxing, and try this homemade bath bomb recipe today!
1 cup baking soda
¼ cup Epsom salts
½ cup citric acid
2 tsp. almond, coconut, or rosehip oil
15-20 drops peppermint essential oil
Spray bottle with water
Food coloring (optional)
Half pint mason jar
1. Stir together baking soda, Epsom salts, citric acid, and oil.
2. Add peppermint essential oil.
Tip: Instead of adding all of the peppermint essential oil at once, add a couple of drops at a time until the desired scent strength has been reached.
3. Add 1-2 drops of red food coloring (optional).
Note: You can also use coloring specifically for bath soaps in place of food coloring. It should be available at the craft store.
4. Spray mixture with water from the spray bottle a little at a time and mix with your hands until the powder sticks together.
Note: The mixture should be damp not wet.
5. Press mixture into silicone mold and allow to dry for 4-5 hours.
6. Pop gently from the mold and place in a Mason jar.
Note: Approximately four bath bombs will fit in a half pint Mason jar.
To use: Drop 1 or 2 peppermint bath bombs into running water. Soak and enjoy the tingle!