Maybe it’s because my thermostat is currently broken and it’s cold out…waiting for more snow…that has me thinking about a nice warm bath.
So I wanted to share with you a DIY Bath Bomb Recipe for you to enjoy. Let me know what you think after you try it 🙂
- 1/2 cup of baking soda
- 1/4 cup or arrowroot powder
- 1/4 cup epsom salt
- 1/4 citric acid
- 4 tbsp. of coconut oil
- 2 tsp. of water
- upto 40 drops of your favourite essential oils (singular or a combo) and depends on how fragrant you like things to be. *note* if using a combo, the total amount of drops shouldn’t go past 40 drops total (ie) 20 drops lavender & 20 drops chamomile
- bath bomb molds
Some Essential Oil Suggestions:
- Wild Orange & Peppermint
- Place the dry ingredients (baking soda, arrow root powder, Epsom salt and citric acid) in the mixing bowl. Stir with a whisk until combined.
- Add the wet ingredients (coconut oil, water and essential oil) slowly and stir with a whisk.
- When the mixture starts clumping up, it’s time to press it into the bath bomb molds.
- Press it firmly into each mold until filled to the brim.
- Now let the mixture set in the molds for about 15 minutes.
- Carefully remove the hardened bath bombs out.
- Store them in a clean and dry plastic container for at least 24 hours before use.
An Example of a Blend/ Combo
Fresh Forest Blend:
- 15 drops rosemary
- 10 drops cedarwood
- 10 drops lavender
- 5 drops vetiver
With cooler weather around us (I got 8 inches of snow in 2 days), a nice warm, and relaxing bath is what I enjoy on these cold evenings, or after playing in the snow.
Below are the ingredients and steps so you can make your own warm, natural based bubble bath. Enjoy!
- Combine castile soap, glycerin, and water into glass bowl.
- Add essential oils.
- Stir until well combined.
- Pour into glass container.
- To use, add ¼–½ cup of the essential oil bubble bath mixture to warm, running bath water.
Some of our favorite teas have amazing benefits!
Did you know ….
🌿 Black tea supports the immune system and balances hormone levels…plus fights stress by reducing cortisol levels!
🌿 Rooibos Tea! This is one awesome RED Tea! It comes with No Caffeine, boosts immune system, eases stomach cramps and even helps with blood circulation.
🌿 Green Tea helps with WEIGHT LOSS? If you feel hungry between meals, make a cup of tea. Boosts metabolism the warmth of the tea is so satisfying.
🌿 Honeybush tea- another African tea – is absolutely delicious! Add some honey and nut milk to this tea and it’s like dessert in a cup! This tea is known to help with regulating sugar levels.
Let’s make a goal to integrate 2 of the tea recipes below for the rest of the week!
You can add these oils to water or even add a Rooibos, Honeybush or a green tea bag to these oils.
Have a great Monday!
I hope you had a lovely holiday and new year celebrations. We started off quiet at my house but got busy and exciting at New Years.
My apologies for not being here as much these past few weeks. A family member of mine had a stay at the hospital (they’re on the mend now) so that took up a lot of my time.
Couple things I wanted to share with you:
- I am launching a new wellness line called, Little Gifts of Goodness by Cove Essentials. It will feature bath salt blends with some lovely essential oils blends to help you unwind, detox, soothe and relax. I just started my Etsy shop which you can check out here: http://www.etsy.com/LittleShopoGoodness You can also follow the line on Instagram for sneak previews, specials and more, http://www.instagram.com/little.gifts.of.goodness
I hope everyone has had a good January so far (we’re almost halfway through!) and I am going to post a quick Lavender Bath Salt Recipe for you below. If you try it out, tell me what you think!
Quick Lavender DIY Bath Salt/Soak Recipe
- 1 cup of epsom salt
- 1/4 dead sea salt
- 1/4 cup of dried lavender flowers
- 5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
- 1 mason jar (for storing)
- In the mason jar, add the above ingredients in order they’re listed.
- Close the mason jar lid securely, and give it a good shake/mix until all ingredients are combined.
- Add 2-4 scoops into your warm bath, let it dissolve and sit back and enjoy a soothing, detoxing and renewing bath.
It’s a very wet, rainy day here in #vancouver so a cup of hot chocolate is in order. Check out the recipe below and tell me which #essentialoil did you use…️
– 1 cup water
– 5 teaspoons cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon liquid stevia or 1 ½ teaspoon powdered stevia (amount of sweetener can be adjusted to taste)
1–2 tablespoons sugar or agave (optional)
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or ¼ teaspoon almond extract
– 3 cups almond milk, milk, or whichever you prefer to use.
– use 1 drop of your selected essential oil.
Recommended Essential Oils:
Heat water, cocoa powder, and sweetener on stove until ingredients are smooth.
Add vanilla and milk and bring to a simmer.
Pour into your favorite mug.
Introduce flavor by swirling a toothpick dipped in your favorite essential oil.
Tip: For extra creamy cocoa, replace the water with equal parts milk or almond milk.
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