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 coconut oil 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?
Makes 1 to 3 dozen, depending on size. Products links are affiliate links.
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup arrowroot powder
- 2 tablespoons Epsom salts
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 5 to 6 teaspoons herb infused water (see below for instructions)
- 10-15 drops of essential oils of your choice
- Natural food coloring, optional
- Round Silicone molds like these
- In a large bowl, combine the baking soda, citric acid, arrowroot powder and Epson salts.
- With a whisk, slowly work the coconut oil into the dry ingredients, until the mixture resembles sand. A few clumps are ok.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Remove from the molds and store in an airtight container until ready to use.
- These keep about 6 months.
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.