Making homemade bath products comes with many advantages. They are fun to make, less expensive than buying them, and they can be eco-friendly.
Plus, you can get creative and make signature blends for each product — like adding vanilla extract and lavender to a salt scrub for a relaxing aromatherapy session.
Bath bombs can be a luxurious bath experience. But they can also cost a lot of money and typically contain ingredients you wouldn’t want to rub all over your body or put in the water. In reality, making them at home is very easy, allowing for a custom scent and texture, saving money in the long run.
*1/4 cup Epsom Salt
*1/4 cup Corn Starch
*1/4 cup Dry Citric Acid
*1/2 cup Baking Soda
*1 Tablespoon Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
*1 Tablespoon of Water
*1 Tablespoon Essential Oil of Your Choice
Whisk the Epsom salt, corn starch, dry citric acid, and baking soda in a bowl. Whisk the water and oil together in another bowl. Combine and wet ingredients with the dry ingredients until it forms a dough. Roll them into a ball and let them dry.
Drop them in your bath water to experience the eco-friendly bath bomb you made. For an added treat, you can add natural coloring to your bath bombs, as well as your favorite essential oils.
Eco-Friendly Bubble Bath
A bubble bath makes bath time fun for both kids and adults. A commercial bubble bath is usually full of chemicals that are bad for the environment, and some even cause physical reactions. When you make your bubble bath, you know what the ingredients are, and you can choose ingredients that work for you and your family.
*1 cup distilled water, warmed up (not hot to the touch)
* 1 cup liquid castile soap
* 1/2 cup organic vegetable glycerin
* Several drops of any essential oils that you like
Your favorite essential oils
Put all the ingredients in a glass jar that you can seal. It will separate, but that’s okay. You can keep it in the fridge to keep it fresh. To use, shake it up a little, then add about 1/8 to a 1/4 a cup to your bath as the water flows in (or more if you like it super-bubbly). Hint: Make a body shower soap by adding two extra cups of distilled water to the mixture.
Once you learn how to make these things, you can mix them up with different essential oils and various ingredients – most of which come out of your kitchen or can be purchased at regular stores or online.