DIY Organic Herbal Spa Bath Bubbles
These organic herbal bath bubbles(aka bombs) you will make are not only your own creation, but will offer you healing as well . These bubbles are filled with fresh organic herbs to heal your body while you soak, and the aroma of the essential oils will just enhance this time for you to relax and unwind.
There is nothing more relaxing than knowing your soaking in all natural ingredients! More rewarding, is making them and giving them as a gift! This makes it extra special!
Each bubble is unique to your own ideas. Add herbs to give color but also think about what the herb is offering in terms of healing. There are recipes out there for these, but they put food coloring in the recipe. I just couldn’t! It would be taking away what I want to implement in my lifestyle.
The same goes for any recipe I come upon. I will change it if it has ingredients that will not benefit. YES, at times I will add the ingredient, but for the most part, I really try and find a natural way to make what I creating better.
I hope you will find the bubbles fun. Here is the basic ingredients and below are other herbs and oils that will be wonderful for your spa bath.
First…you need to make yourself a cup of tea. I made my Christmas Delight tea so you can use the tea for color to your bubble later. As the herbs were steeping I took a bit of the strained herbs into a small cup so I could add to my bubbles.
1 Cup Baking Soda
1 Cup Arrow Root Powder
1 Cup Citric Acid ( I used a pestle and mortar)
1 Cup Dead Sea Salt (optional I used in one batch and omitted in another this is the part that causes the fun bubbles but can get messy…careful)
**Omit salt if you are using these in a hot tub.
Mica for sparkle
Plastic clear Christmas balls ( I had one large one and one small for left over at end to make one colorful bubble)
Time To Make:
Mix together in a steel or glass bowl. It can be fussy when not mixed well. Use a whip as well to make sure to get all the clumps out. You want a nice smooth mixture. Feels like sand!
Now pour into your dry ingredient bowl
- 1 Cup of Organic Coconut Oil Melted
Mix with your hands.
Now add your color using the herb of your choice. The Beet Root makes wonderful pinks and reds.
Next add the Mica color for the sparkle if you want that.
You will want to add just enough of the above about ½ cup of your base into a separate bowls if you want different colors and oils for each bubble. So the next 2 steps you continue using only a little of your base.
- 4-6 drops of Essential Oil of your choice (I use only Blends as it adds so much aroma to the spa)
- Herbs (suggestions below) for color 1/2 tsp or more for darker (start small and add to your liking)
Now…use your hands to mix. If it doesn’t bind in your hand than add just an eyedropper of water until it will clump.
Put your colored nice smelling mixture into one half of your ball bubble. Press firm filling it well.
If you want a different color for the other half, than get some of your base, about ½ cup and mix in your herb for color. You won’t need any more essential oil so you may need your dropper of water for this part especially since you added drier ingredient with your herb.
Continue to mix and clump and fill your other half. Both half balls should be chuck full of mixture and now put them together forming your bubble. Carefully pull one half off, flip into your palm, and take off the other half. Lay on tray and let dry for 10-20 minutes.
Now you got beautiful bubbles to add to your bath or give as gifts!
Let dry on tray for 24 hours. Wrap in saran wrap and keep in cool place. If they fall apart just squish a little together back into ball. Mine did a little bit and cracked but went back in to patch up.
A perfect bubble ball filled with goodness and, gives you a wonderful spa experience.
Herbs for Color Choices: Bulk Herb Store
Saffron (yellows) Expensive
Christmas Delight Tea (reds, pink)
Rose Petals, (grind for color keep whole for pretty top)
Lavender whole (add for smell, not color)
Beet Root Powder (reds, pinks)
Carrot Powder or juice (orange)
Matcha Powder or Nettles Powder (green)
Blueberry Juice (purple)
Put the whole herbs in the bottom of your bubble when forming to give a pretty look.
Essential Oil Blends:
I used Fitness Blend full of wonderful oils. Grapefruit, Lemon, Mint, Cinnamon Bark, Celery Seed, Ginger Root AMAZING!
Aligning…GO TO oil ( like a chiropractor in a bottle)… Rosewood, Spruce, Frankincense, German/Roman Chamomile Mix WOW! My husband’s favorite!
Citrus Blend…Orange, Grapefruit, lemon, Lime AWESOME in my daily water intake! LOVE this oil!
Single Essential oils that you would enjoy in your bubbles:
HAVE fun making your bubbles for you or for gifts! I hope you will make them with a child…so fun to teach them about healthy living and how each herb does something amazing for your body!
God bless you!
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