Posted on by Jonny Parker

When I found out about this bath bomb recipe I knew I had to not only make it and use it, but to share it with fellow bath bomb enthusiasts. Not only is the recipe easy to follow, but it truly does bring relief to one's cold or sinus issues. It is a great way to get healthy if sick while also being able to relax in a nice, hot tub.

Here is the perfect bath bomb recipe for cold and flu season. This bath bomb helps to clear out sinuses and relieves sore, achy muscles all at the same time. You can use them like regular bath bombs or you can be put them in the shower, where the water hits the ground most to steam up and clear out your sinuses if taking baths isn’t for you or you simply just don't have time for baths.

The first thing you want to do is to add all of your dry ingredients:

  • baking soda
  • citric acid
  • corn starch
  • Epsom salt

Place into a bowl and mix them together. Add coconut oil in the mixture and mix it together with a whisk or a mixing machine if you have one. Do this until there aren’t any big clumps of coconut oil in the mixture. After that, place half of the mixture into a different bowl.

Add peppermint essential oil to one bowl and eucalyptus essential oil to the other bowl. You don’t want to put too much of the oils in because both of these oils pack a pretty strong punch. If you are using an oil that isn’t 100% pure and is more of a fragrance oil, you can use about 10-15 drops of each oil. If your oil is pure oil, I would cut that amount in half. In the mixture that the eucalyptus is in, add green food coloring. I used about 7-10 drops. Make sure to quickly mix the food coloring into your mixture or else it will start reacting to the moisture.

Do four sprays of witch hazel in your mixture and spray as needed until you get a consistency that is smooth and damp. You want it to be slightly damp, but not wet. Damp enough that it will stick together when you grab a handful of it, but you don’t want it to be as wet as sand when you are building a sand castle. Only spray about four sprays of the witch hazel at a time, or your mixture will start reacting to as it would in the bath.

Once you have all the ingredients mixed together, take hand fulls and begin to place them in the mold or your bath bomb press, if you have one. You can also add different colors in a layer type fashion. This creates the fun stripe design on them. Of course this is optional, but it makes it a little more fun when you get to experiment or add some pop. You could also fill up half of the bath bomb mold with one color and the other half with the other color and get the same effect, just not quite as much pop.

Once your molds are full, put them in the freezer for about an hour or you can let them sit over night and dry if you are in no rush. Carefully take the bath bombs out of the molds and start filling your bath tub up. Once your tub is nice and warm and full, drop the bath bomb and soak away.

This bath bomb will do wonders for colds and sinus issues. Getting you back to full health and ready for whatever the day brings you. Try this recipe out and let us know how it works for you. 

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