Muscle Relief Bath Bomb Recipe

This bath bomb is better than the ones in the store, it contains ingredients that relax and soothe aching muscles.

Is there any person who doesn’t like the fizzy and fun bath bombs from the luxury bath and body boutiques? Besides that they are the perfect gift for your loved ones, they also are a fun and better replacement for the typical bubble bath. But some of the store bath bombs contain fragrances and toxic dyes that might be harmful for your general health in the long run. Therefore, making a bath bomb at home, will not only allow you to eliminate the toxins from it, but it will give you the ability to take control of the ingredients you add to it, and also their quality. For this homemade bath bomb we will be using Epsom salt, peppermint oil, coconut oil, and all of these ingredients are perfect for soothing and relaxing our sore muscles.

At first you will need two metal bath bomb molds, you can buy them in a store or order them online. Or if that is too much, try using the silicon cookie trays or the ice cube trays, you will also have some fun shapes. Then, get a large bowl, and mix together baking soda, Epsom salts, and cream of tartar, mix until the mixture is homogeneous. The Epsom salts are able to soothe sunburn and itchy skin, and mixed together, these ingredients can relieve from the soreness in our muscles. We are using cream of tartar to create that satisfying fizzy effect, because in the store bath bombs, they use citric acid which can sometimes be harmful for our skin. For the beautiful aroma you can add rosemary, but if you don’t like it that much, add any chopped and dried herb you like, for example thyme, mint or lavender.

Next you can blend the peppermint and the coconut oil. The coconut oil is added because it is the most used oil in every beauty product, and makes the skin supple and soft. You can use a spray bottle to mist the mixture as you are mixing it. But don’t add too much water in to it, because it should be a little moist, but it needs to stick together when you squeeze it, and still stay crumbly. If you add too much water to it, you will create a very hard bomb, because the cream of tartar will activate.

Fill the molds up to the top and place one over another, slightly squeeze them so that they become one. If you are using trays, slightly give them a press with your finger, so that they get the shape of the tray. Then store the bath bombs in a cold area and let them sit for at least 4 hours. Then when the time has passed, open the molds and there you have it, a perfect bath bomb. If you want to make it perfectly looking, use a knife to lose the edges from the molds. Make a warm bath and drop one bath bomb inside. Soak inside, inhale the amazing scent of it, and relax while all of your worries and stress fizz away!

Ingredients:

  • A teaspoon of Peppermint Oil
  • 2 tablespoons of melted Coconut Oil
  • 2 tablespoons of Cream of Tartar
  • 1/3 cup of Epsom salts
  • 1/2 cup of Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fresh and chopped Rosemary (optional)

Tools:

  • 2 Metal bath bomb molds
  • Medium glass bowl
  • Spray bottle with water

Instructions:

First you want to combine the dry ingredients in a glass bowl, with the chopped rosemary. Whisk to blend them, and then whisk in peppermint and coconut oil.

Use a spray bottle with water to keep the mixture moist while you stir. The mixture should hold when squeezed, but it should be crumbly as well.

Use a spoon to fill the metal molds or the trays. Press slightly and overfill them a little bit, then press them together and leave them for 4 hours in a cool and dry spot. Same goes if you use ice cube trays.

Loosen the bath bomb from the metal molds, and you are ready to go. Prepare a warm bath and “drop a bomb” inside it!

Tip: If you are using more detailed metal molds, leave the bath bomb to sit for a whole day, that way it will be able to catch the shape from the mold, and it won’t break when you get it out of the molds.

Source: blog.paleohacks.com

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