Ish approached me last week and asked me what I wanted for Valentine’s Day… I said nothing…
He looked at me like I had lost my marbles (probably?)…but really? I don’t need anything.
I don’t want chocolates (but I would totally be down for some Keto Strawberry Cheesecake Fat Bombs…and I’ll definitely be making some this weekend), or jewelry (I just got a new Minnie charm during my Disney adventures last month) or flowers (I’m always sad when they die).
So I’ve been thinking. And what I decided that I want is…a night off.
For me, that means Garth Brook’s sweet voice through my waterproof Bluetooth speakers and a relaxing bath bomb.
Seriously the only thing I want, and after the past month’s whirlwind adventures, relaxation is really all that sounds appealing.
If you’re feeling worn out, why not make some bath bombs along with me? They are so super easy, very gentle, and very, very relaxing.
Even the boys have been begging for them (and they definitely fall asleep a bit faster when I let them use one!).
I’ve found that mini bath bombs take up less space, are fast to make, and last a lot longer than their huge counterparts. And when you have kids who demand a bath bomb every night…that counts for a lot!
Mini DIY Lavender Sage Bath Bombs
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup citric acid
- 1/4 cup Epsom salt
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1 tbsp jojoba oil
- 1.5 teaspoons witch hazel
- 1/2 teaspoon purple mica powder (or color of choice)
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops sage essential oil
- Small spray bottle with water
In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients and mix well. Make sure there are no lumps.
In a small glass bowl, combine the jojoba oil, essential oils and witch hazel. Whisk.
Pour the liquid mixture into the large bowl, it will fizz once the liquid touches it.
Begin mixing using a fork (or your hands) until everything looks combined and somewhat moist.
Prep your silicone molds and use a spoon to fill the molds halfway. Using a silicone spatula, press the mixture into the molds firmly. Spray each mold with a small bit of water (one spray) and press down again to make sure they’re firm. Using too much water will cause the bombs to lose their fizz. If you don’t press down firmly, the bombs will not hold together.
Divide the rest of the mixture into the molds and again press down firmly. Spray the top with water and press down again.
Let sit on the counter for twenty-four hours to set before removing from molds.
Note: Be careful! The mica powder in the bath bombs will leave your tub a bit slippery – so be cautious when you’re standing up to get out of the tub.
What is your favorite bath bomb scent?