Sunday, May 20, 2018

Relaxing Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe

How to make green tea bath bombs with essential oils
If you've been near a Lush store, you have probably figured out that bath bombs are all the rage. These giant fizzing balls release ingredients that feel nice on your skin and can have other therapeutic properties. This particular bath bomb recipe features green tea along with lemongrass and lavender essential oils. These three ingredients together are great for helping you relax achy muscles especially if you have had a hard day gardening or working out. Just draw a hot bath, add your bath bomb and relax.

This recipe makes four medium sized bath bombs - so make one now and save three for later or share with a friend! Don't want four bath bombs? You can always cut the recipe in half so you'll just have two. Bath bomb molds come in different sizes, too, so if you want smaller bath bombs, this recipe will stretch further.

Bath bombs make great gifts. Since they are consumable, they don't cause clutter and you treat your recipient to a nice, relaxing experience.

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Ready to get started making these awesome bath bombs? Let's go!


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Directions

How to make a bath bomb step 1: 

Mix 2 teaspoons avocado oil, 1 Tablespoon grapeseed oil, and essential oils together in a small bowl. Add a few drops of green soap colorant. Keep in mind that the final color will be lighter than it appears in this bowl. Start with a few drops and if you want it darker later, I'll show you where you can add more!
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How to make a bath bomb step 2:  

Mix 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons cornstarch into the oil mixture until it forms a well blended thick paste.
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How to make a bath bomb step 3: 

In a separate bowl, combine 2/3 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup citric acid and either the contents of 2 green tea bags OR 2 tsp matcha powder.
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How to make a bath bomb step 4: 

Slowly add the wet paste mixture to the bowl with the dry mixture. The fastest way to do this is with your hands but a spoon works as well (it just might take longer!).

If you want to make the mixture more green, now is the time to do it. If desired, add 1-2 drops of soap colorant at a time, mixing it in completely before adding more.
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How to make a bath bomb step 5: 

Press the mixture into two different halves of a bath bomb mold and then squish the halves together. Take the bath bombs out and let dry for at least five hours before wrapping or using.
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How to use a bath bomb

To use your bath bomb, simply drop it into hot or warm bath water and watch it fizz and release the relaxing goodness of the green tea and essential oils.

Allergy warning

Just because you make your own personal care products, doesn't mean that you might not be allergic to the ingredients. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in these bath bombs, don't use them! If you ever experience skin discomfort when using a bath bomb product, discontinue use right away and seek medical attention if necessary.


Enjoy!

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Don't forget to pin this bath bomb recipe to save it for later
How to make DIY Lush copycat bath bombs at home. This recipe is a super easy way to learn how to make homemade bath bombs with lavender and lemongrass essential oils along with green tea. All the ingredients are natural - no artificial scents or preservatives!

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Yield: 4 medium size bath bombs

Relaxing Green Tea Bath Bomb Recipe

Bath bombs are all the rage! At the end of a long day, drop this relaxing bath bomb into hot water to create a bath soak that will help soothe achy muscles. This bath bomb makes a great gift as well!

ingredients

2 tsp avocado oil
1 Tbsp grapeseed oil
30 drops lemongrass essential oil
15 drops lavender essential oil
Green soap coloring (optional)
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp cornstarch
2/3 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
2 bags of green tea or 2 tsp matcha powder
Bath bomb molds

instructions

How to make the bath bombs
  1. Mix avocado oil, grapeseed oil, and essential oils together in a small bowl. Add a few drops of green soap colorant. Keep in mind that the final color will be lighter than it appears in this bowl. Start with a few drops and if you want it darker later, add it during step 5.
  2. Mix cornstarch into the oil mixture until it forms a well blended thick paste.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine baking soda, citric acid and either the contents of 2 green tea bags OR 2 tsp matcha powder.
  4. Slowly add the wet paste mixture to the bowl with the dry mixture. The fastest way to do this is with your hands but a spoon works as well (it just might take longer!).
  5. If you want to make the mixture more green, now is the time to do it. If desired, add 1-2 drops of soap colorant at a time, mixing it in completely before adding more.
  6. Press the mixture into two different halves of a bath bomb mold and then squish the halves together. Take the bath bombs out and let dry for at least five hours before wrapping or using.
How to use a bath bomb
  1. To use your bath bomb, simply drop it into hot or warm bath water and watch it fizz and release the relaxing goodness of the green tea and essential oils.

NOTES:

Allergy warning: If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in these bath bombs, don't use them! If you ever experience skin discomfort when using a bath bomb product, discontinue use right away and seek medical attention if necessary.

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About the Author:

Carissa Bonham is a lifelong crafter and mom of two creative boys. The owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living, she won the Craftys Award for the "Best Craft Blogger" category in 2016 and the ShiftCon award for "Best DIY Blogger" in 2018.

Her creative pursuits don't stop at crafts - she is also the author of the hardcover cookbook, Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017) and several ebooks. Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Capper's Farmer and Urban Farm Magazine. Follow her on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter or join the Creative Green Living community group.
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