Wanna learn how to make fresh-scented DIY bath bombs that are inspired by the crisp, refreshing feeling of the ocean? These bath bombs are scented with a cool, fresh blend of apricot, geranium and cucumber, making them a great pick-me-up. You’ll imagine yourself on a sandy beach somewhere beautiful.
I love the ocean. It never fails to energize and refresh me. Whenever I’m feeling low, a trip to the beach lifts my spirits every time. Not surprisingly, the sea contains numerous resources that provide exceptional benefits to the skin, such that they’re widely used in cosmetics and skin care products.
Dead Sea salt and sea clay add the ocean’s skin care benefits to this bath bomb recipe, and blue mica powder provides a touch of color.
This DIY bath bomb recipe was inspired by the ocean’s natural wonders. Dead Sea salt and sea clay make these nourishing ocean surf DIY bath bombs a pleasant way to tap into the sea’s special energy, even when you can’t get to the beach.
Ocean Surf DIY Bath Bombs
Makes about 2 large or 5 small bath bombs.
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- 1/2 cup Citric Acid
- 2 tablespoonfuls Dead Sea Salt
- 1 tablespoonful Sea Clay
- 1 tablespoonful Shea Butter, melted
- 1 teaspoonful Calamondin Sea Salt Fragrance Oil
- 5-7 scoops (0.15 mL each) Blue Mica Powder
- If using coarse Dead Sea salt, grind it into a powder. If using fine Dead Sea salt, you can skip this step.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the baking soda, citric acid, Dead Sea salt, sea clay, and blue mica powder. Mix well, making sure to break up any clumps.
- Drizzle the fragrance oil onto the powders, making sure to distribute them throughout the ingredients. Mix again.
- Using a dropper, slowly drizzle 1/4 teaspoonful of the melted shea butter onto the mixture and mix quickly. (Note: It’s important to spread the shea butter throughout the mixture. If too much is poured at once, the mixture will start to fizz.)
- Check your mixture by squeezing it with your hand. If the mixture is moldable, then you are ready to mold. You want it to be wet enough to clump together, but not too wet. If the mixture crumbles or it doesn’t hold together, slowly add more shea butter until moldable. (Note: The mixture is moldable when it looks like loose powder when sitting in the bowl, but will form nicely when squeezed. The squeezed mixture should be able to handle a gentle poke without crumbling.)
- Carefully mold the bath bombs using molds, cups, an ice cream scoop, or even an egg poacher.
- Allow the bombs to dry for 4 – 6 hours, or until they have hardened completely.
Store your bath bombs in an airtight package. If you’re giving them as gifts, they look lovely in cello bags with some decorative ribbon.
How To Use
Drop one bomb into warm bath water and enjoy.
Dead Sea salt contains magnesium, potassium, zinc, calcium, iodide, and dozens of other minerals that work together to improve skin quality. Plus it hydrates skin, improves frustrating skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, and helps minimize scars and other blemishes.
Sea clay, also known as Dead Sea clay, is another natural wonder that’s supposedly a cure-all for your skin. It contains a high concentration of over 21 minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, sulfates, and bromide that help you maintain healthy, youthful skin. Plus the minerals in the mud easily absorb into the skin, so it can be especially beneficial for people with psoriasis and eczema. And it gets rid of acne due to its antibacterial qualities plus it’s amazing for hydrating and moisturizing your skin.
Shea butter is incredibly moisturizing and nourishing for the skin. It’s great for softening skin and even has anti-inflammatory and healing properties. It conditions, soothes, and tones your skin, and is often used as a remedy for acne and dry skin plus to protect skin’s natural oils.
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