How to make a soothing flower bath
At the end of a long week, there’s nothing better than taking a long soak in a warm bath with that floral touch. Flower bath bombs for your bath have everything you need to treat your mind and body. They are available at various stores but they are also really easy to make yourself. The best part of making them yourself is that you can choose which essential oils and aromas to add as well as how strong you’d like to make your floral bath bomb.
To make your own, you will need:
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid
- 1 cup corn starch
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- Essential oil of your choice
- Dried flowers (optional)
- Prepare your flowers by plucking the petals before the flower completely perishes and let them dry. Alternatively, you can hang your flowers upside down and let them dry before removing the petals. Either way, make sure that your flower petals are completely dried out before you use them.
- Mix all of the dry ingredients in the recipe together before adding the oils.
- Once blended, add the flower petals and roll into balls using your hands or use a mold to create any other shape.
- Allow the balls to harden. This usually takes at least one full day.
- Fill your bath tub, light some candles and pour a glass of wine if you like. Put your favourite music on and enjoy the soothing effect of your flower bath bomb!
When choosing your essential oil or oils, it’s good to know which ones will suit your needs. Lavender is known for its calming properties which makes it excellent for use before going to bed. Peppermint has a invigorating effect and it will make any morning bath the perfect start to your day. Eucalyptus is known for its soothing, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. If you have sore or tired muscles or you’re suffering from a cold, this is an excellent choice. Lemon is another stimulating scent and, even if you’re soaking in the middle of winter, you’ll feel like summer is all around you! Take care not to use too much since lemon is a particularly strong scent. Rose essential oil, sandalwood, almond, and orange blossom are also popular choices. When you shop for essential oils, ask the store attendant for their advice. The type of oils you need will depend on the benefits you seek.