By now, you all know that I try to find as many ways to incorporate coconut oil into our daily lives. Since I enjoy a good bath (it’s my only chance to get 15 mostly uninterrupted minutes a few nights a week), I like to make a large batch of bath bombs using coconut oil. My other secret ingredient is herb infused water!
These bath bombs feel incredible once they dissolve in the water. They are fun to make and easy for children to help with. They are also a great addition to your children’s bath as well, especially since you can make them with soothing herbs and essential oils.
Are you ready to make some coconut oil bath bombs? Let’s do it!
- • 1 cup baking soda
- • 1/2 cup citric acid (like this one)
- • 1/2 cup arrowroot powder (this is my favorite brand)
- • 2 tablespoons Epsom salts
- • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (of course I use this one
- • 5 to 6 teaspoons herb infused water (see below for instructions)
- • 10-15 drops of essential oils of your choice (see notes below)
- • Natural food coloring, optional (this is the best brand out there)
- • Silicone molds like these
- 1. In a large bowl, combine the baking soda, citric acid, arrowroot powder and Epson salts.
- 2. With a whisk, slowly work the coconut oil into the dry ingredients, until the mixture resembles sand. A few clumps are ok.
- 3. Add your essential oil drops to the herb infused water and stir gently. If you are using food coloring, add it in at this time too. (For more than one color, just divide the liquid mixture into different cups.
- 4. 1 teaspoon at a time, slowly add the water to the dry ingredients, stirring it in immediately with a large spoon. It is totally normal for the mixture to foam a little. Add the water until your mixture resembles slightly damp sand. It should still be pretty dry, but when you squeeze a handful together, it should stick together.
- 5. Once the mixture is ready, press it firmly and tightly into each mold. Allow to dry for a minimum of 8 hours in a somewhat warm place inside your house. Overnight is better.
- 6. Remove from the molds and store in an airtight container until ready to use.
- 7. These keep about 6 months.
What essential oils do I use and love? Several brands actually.
- 1. My hands down favorite brand is Rocky Mountain Oils (also known as Native American Nutritionals). These are seriously the BEST brand I have ever used. They are strong. And I mean strong. I have seen some amazing things happen when using this brand. Eventually I plan on switching my entire collection over to these.
- 2. I am really enjoying Plant Therapy essential oils right now. They are easy on the budget as well as being a high quality oil.
- 3. Mountain Rose Herbs carries a great line of essentials oils and I have always had success with their oils.
- 4. I have used Eden’s Garden essential oils in the past, when finances were tight. While I don’t think these oils are as high quality as the others mentioned, they are great when you are just using an oil to add a scent.
How to make herb infused water
- Since you need very little water for this recipe, I typically just make a larger than normal cup of tea and set aside the 6 teaspoons I need for this recipe.
- Boil 12 ounces of water.
- Remove from heat and add in 1/4 cup of dried herbs of your choice.
- Allow to steep for 20 minutes or longer. 2 hours is ideal.
- Strain the herbs out and the water is ready to use in the bath bomb recipe.
One of my favorite herb blends is thyme and lemongrass with lavender essential oils. This is a divine bath experience! Another great one is cinnamon and clove infused water with patchouli essential oil.