Let’s face it, finding time to sit and relax nowadays is virtually impossible but, when you do have that (once in a blue moon) opportunity what better way to enjoy than by running a nice long bath…And…when you do come across this rare opportunity, be prepared. Spice up any bath with home made loose tea bath bombs! Not only are they relaxing and invigorating, they are also great for your health.
Try this simple recipe and be sure to experiment with the blends as they all have different aromas and benefits.
You will need:
1 1/4 cups of bicarbonate of soda (AKA good old baking soda)
1/2 cup citric acid (can be easily found in the baking isle)
2 tbsp coconut oil (liquid state) NOTE: Try grape seed or almond oil
4 tbsp of your favourite steeped tea leaves
- Essential oil of choice if desired (Rose and Lavendar are naturally calming)
Mix the baking soda and the citric acid together using a large mixing bowl. Be sure to mix well until fully blended.
Add in oil to the mixture. Slowly add more oil to the mixture until it forms and doesn’t crumble.
Use 1-15 drops of essential oil as desired. While blending, slowly add in the essential oils of your choice. Be sure to continue to mix thoroughly. In this batch, shown to the right, we used a 2:1 ratio of lemongrass to peppermint oil to pair with the green tea and peppermint tea.
- Incorporate the steeped tea leaves into the recipe. Mix everything together and form into balls or use cookie cutters for more creative shapes and sizes.
- Place the bath bombs on parchment paper or wax paper and leave to dry. Note, they may take several days to fully dry depending on the moisture.
Once they are ready, drop one in your bath or and enjoy!