Mother’s Day is quickly approaching (Sunday, 14 th May), and what better gift can you give your mother than the opportunity for some relaxation.
A DIY gift is also a great way to show your mother (or anyone really), that you love them enough to make the effort to create something just for them.
Bath Bombs are a very fun and creative gift, and who wouldn’t love to take some time off to enjoy a relaxing bath surrounded by the citrusy scent of grapefruit.
This recipe for a Grapefruit Bath Bomb is super easy to make, and even more enjoyable to use.
Time: 5 minutes to make, 12 hours to set
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid (buy online or most health food stores carry it)
- 2 tablespoons Epsom salts
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1 teaspoon beet juice (I use the juice from canned beets)
- 4 drops grapefruit essential oil
- 1 teaspoon water (or more if necessary)
- Large ice cream scoop or bath bomb moulds for full circular shaped bath bombs
1. In a large bowl combine baking soda, citric acid, and Epsom salts. Stir well.
2. In a smaller bowl combine coconut oil, beet juice and essential oil
3. Slowly whisk in wet ingredients into dry. It should reach a crumbly consistency.
4. Your mixture is ready when you can mould it into a shape and it sticks without coming apart. If it is too crumbly, add in water, 1 tsp at a time. Mixture should be dry but able to hold a shape.
5. To shape your bath bombs either pack them into a large ice cream scoop or use moulds.
6. Remove carefully and place on a baking sheet to dry overnight or for at least 12 hours.
To use: just drop into a hot bath and let it fizz while you soak in the suds, smells and silky moisturizing coconut oil.