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There is nothing I love more at the end of a hard or stressful day than a hot bath! Relaxing and enjoying a few minutes (or hours) of peace and quiet, and a good book, is just what the doctor ordered to help manage my stress levels. Toss in one of these amazingly soothing homemade oatmeal bath bombs and I practically melt into the tub!
Homemade Oatmeal Bath Bombs Recipe
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid (I in bulk from Amazon)
- 1/2 cup SLSA (Sodium Laurel Sulfoacetate) (Find it on Amazon)
- 1/4 cup cream of tartar
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or castor oil works really well!)
- 2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol
- 10-20 drops of geranium essential oil
- 10-20 drops of lavender essential oil
- 10-20 drops of myrrh essential oil
- 10-20 drops of tea tree essential oil
- Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
- 1 large mixing bowl
- Bath bomb molds (I got mine on Amazon) or silicone molds
Add almond flour and oatmeal to your food processor. Pulse until a fine powder.
In a large mixing bowl, add baking soda, citric acid, SLSA, cream of tartar and almond flour/oatmeal mixture.
Mix dry ingredients together with your hands or a whisk.
In a small microwave safe bowl, melt coconut oil in microwave for 25-30 seconds. Add rubbing alcohol to bowl.
Add essential oils to the melted coconut oil/rubbing alcohol mix.
Using your hands, break down as many clumps that may be remaining in your dry mixture.
Slowly add in the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients. Add about 1 tablespoon at a time, whisk together well and repeat until liquid mixture is incorporated into dry mixture. You will know when the mixture is perfect when it feels like wet sand and you can press the mixture together in your hands and it stays together.
Take a bath bomb mold or your silicone mold and add a generous amount of your bath bomb mixture to both sides of your mold. Press down gently.
Press the mold together tightly. You may need to make a slight twisting motion to get all the excess mixture. **Please note** You may need to use your spray bottle of rubbing alcohol to spritz your mixture if it gets too dry. Give a few spritzes and mix together until it has that wet sand feel again.
Gently tap on the top of one side of the mold and release the mold from the bath bomb. Gently turn the mold over in your hand and repeat. Carefully set the bath bomb on parchment paper and allow to dry overnight. The next day, the bath bomb should be hard and ready to go!
Store in an airtight container until ready to use.
Drop one in the bath when you’re in need of a break or a little self care! These Homemade Oatmeal Bath Bombs are so soothing!
If you love adding a little something-something to your bath to elevate it to the next level, this is the DIY you need in your life! I can’t say enough good things about how soothing, amazing and delicious these homemade oatmeal bath bombs feel and smell!