These DIY Fizzy Bath Bombs & Salts Are The Perfect Addition to Your Bath for Body Odor, Sinus & Sore Muscle Relief!
Wanna treat yourself to a soothing fizzy bath that’s an amazing way to not only unwind but to get rid of body odor plus relieve sinus congestion and sore muscles? These DIY soothing fizzy bath bombs and salts have just the right combination of essential oils to refresh, decongest and relax. Plus they transform your mood and ultimately make you feel better!
Almost everyone loves bath bombs and they’re so much fun, especially when they fizz in the tub. Well what’s even better are fizzy bombs and bath salts that not only fizz when you take a shower, they do triple duty!
These fizzies include eucalyptus, sweet orange, rosemary and peppermint essential oils, and when added to a warm bath they’re just what is needed to refresh, decongest and relax. The aroma from the essential oils will also transform your mood and ultimately make you feel better.
So, when you need to get rid of body odor, are feeling congested, or have sore muscles, adding eucalyptus, orange, rosemary and peppermint essential oils is the perfect remedy to freshen up, clear your sinuses and relieve your sore muscles. This easy DIY fizzy bath bombs and salts recipes can be altered to make different remedies by changing the essential oils used. And the best part? You can make them in just minutes. Here’s how.
I love bath bombs and fizzy bath salts! They’re fun and special. And watching them fizz always puts me in a good mood and is relaxing in itself. But buying bath bombs can be quite expensive. Making these fizzies means you can have them anytime you want, and they make perfect gift ideas. And did I mention just how easy these are to make?!
Fizzy bath bombs and salts in and of themselves invite happy but when paired with these essential oils it’s all out bliss! They leave you odor-free, congestion-free and they relax your sore muscles. Plus they’re great aromatherapy, create a delightful frothy bath experience, and make your skin feel super soft. I’m sure you’ll agree that they’re the perfect addition to your bath!
DIY Soothing Fizzy Bath Bombs & Salts Recipe
Several of the steps of both the bath bombs and salts mirror each other but the salts are instant gratification, no waiting for molds to set up!
Depending on your proportions, this recipe makes about 4 mini-muffin bath bombs and 8 ounces of bath salts.
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- 1/2 cup Epsom Salt
- 1/2 cup Citric Acid
- 1/4 cup Cornstarch ***
- 3 tablespoonfuls Coconut Oil, melted
- 15 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- 15 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- 10 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil
- 10 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
- Soap Colorant or Food Coloring (I used green)
***Note: Cornstarch slows down the rate at which both baking soda and citric acid react and dissolve. This in turn makes the bath bombs not fizz as much but the fizziness lasts longer — minutes, instead of only seconds. If your bath bombs and salts aren’t fizzing as much as you’d like, try decreasing the amount of cornstarch or getting rid of it all together.
Watch this short video to learn how to make these DIY soothing fizzy bath bombs and salts and to see these fizz-filled bombs in action!
- In a large mixing bowl, add baking soda, Epsom salt, citric acid and cornstarch. Whisk together until combined, making sure to break up any clumps.
- Slowly drizzle the melted coconut and essential oils onto the mixture and whisk immediately. Be sure to distribute the wet ingredients throughout and not to add them all at once. If you do, the mixture will begin to fizz, which means you’re getting it too wet too fast. Your finished consistency should look like wet sand. (Note: You can add more or less essential oils depending on how strong of a scent you want.)
- Separate the mixture into 2 bowls.
- Add 3–4 drops of green food coloring to one bowl (1 drop at a time) and mix well. Leave the other bowl as is.
- For the fizzy bath bombs, layer each color into your mold, pressing the mixture down in the center. Allow the bath bombs to dry for 4 – 6 hours, or until they have hardened completely.
- When dry, unmold your bath bombs and store in an airtight container.
- For the fizzy bath salts, alternate each color in an airtight container, gently pressing the salts down to make a level surface for the next layer.
Make these DIY soothing fizzy bath bombs and salts for your kids, for yourself or give them as gifts. They’re absolutely perfect for getting rid of body odor, relieving sinus congestion, and easing sore and achy muscles!
How To Use
Add 1 bath bomb or 1/4 cup of the bath salts to your warm bath water. Use your hand to circulate them around in the water and to activate the essential oils. Then sit back and enjoy the soothing effects of the eucalyptus, peppermint, sweet orange and rosemary essential oils as you refresh, decongest and relax plus transform your mood and ultimately feel better!
Congested? Sore? Stinky? Even anxious? There’s an essential oil for that.
These DIY soothing bath bombs and salts are the perfect bath treat for those days when your body feels bogged down and you want to relax your mind and muscles, or you feel congested and want to clear your sinuses.
Eucalyptus essential oil has numerous benefits. It’s known for its antiviral and antibacterial properties, so it’s great for getting rid of body odor. It can also help clear your sinuses, relieve sore muscles and joint pain, and its fresh, menthol-like aroma will help you de-stress and invigorate your senses.
Beyond smelling fantastic, peppermint essential oil is a versatile essential oil. It also has antibacterial properties, making it an effective remedy for body odor. And thanks to the menthol, it’s used to invigorate and perk the senses up, cool sore overworked muscles and achy joints, and also clear congestion, relax the mind and quiet headaches.
Sweet orange essential oil has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which make it an ideal ingredient in your skincare routine. It not only helps to increase your energy and brighten your mood, it also fights acne and improves the appearance of your skin.
Rosemary may be best known as a food seasoning, but rosemary essential oil can help ease your stress by reducing anxiety. It can also help perk you up by boosting your attention, alertness, energy and mood. And it has anti-inflammatory properties so it can reduce joint pain and relieve achy muscles.
Don’t have the time or the energy to DIY?
Add Born to Move Muscle Relief Body Wash! This lightly-scented, alcohol-free body spray from Angels n’ Dudes is a light, refreshing way to fragrance plus to keep you odor-free all day long. And it has the same invigorating blend of eucalyptus, sweet orange, rosemary and peppermint oils that clear the mind, relieve thoughts of tension and impart a soothing and uplifting fragrance experience! How great is that?!
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What is your go-to when you need a pick-me-up? Will you try either of these recipes the next time you’re congested or need a boost?
Let me know in the comments section below!
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