This is one of my favourite recipes for bath bombs with natural ingredients coconut oil and rooibos. Coconut oil is a natural skin moisturiser with several benefits for the skin including killing germs and neutralising inflammation as well as itch relief among others. Rooibos on the other hand can relieve skin conditions such as acne and eczema as it soothes and heals inflammation.
2 cups baking soda
1 cup corn starch
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup Epsom salts
1/4 cup unrefined coconut oil
3 bags of rooibos tea brewed in 1/2 cup and cooled
1 tablespoon almond oil (optional)
Bath bomb molds
Brew the rooibos tea in 1/2 a cup and set aside to cool. Measure the dry ingredients and place in a large bowl and mix gently with a whisk. Add the coconut oil and rub in the salts with your hands. Add the almond oil and the cooled rooibos tea drop wise while you continue to mix until you achieve a mixture with the consistency of wet sand. Sprinkle dry rooibos leaves at the base of the mold and using a teaspoon, pack the mixture to fill half of the mold (I use Christmas tree ornaments). Fill the other half of the mold with the mixture and squeeze the two halves together to close. Leave the bath bombs in the molds overnight to set and avoid taking them out prematurely as they may absorb moisture from the air and become bumpy or crack when you take them out of the mold. This recipe makes 4 to 6 bath bombs depending on the size of the molds.
Happy Bath Time!!