by Sierra Pedro
No one needs a day at the spa more than a college student entering the last few weeks of the term. So what if you can’t afford a trip to Lush or Bath & Body Works every day? We compiled a list of DIY bath bomb blends that will be kind to your body and your bank account, too!
1 cup baking soda
½ cup citric acid
½ cup epsom salt
¼ cup coconut oil
20 drops essential oils (Avoid minty oils. They will burn!)
Food coloring (optional)
Mix together dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine melted coconut oil and essential oils, then add to dry ingredients. Press the mixture into a mold or into small balls. Let sit for at least 12 hours, or until hardened. Place in bathtub and let fizz prior to getting in.
Suggested Essential Oils:
Sore Muscles Blend: Combine 15 drops of eucalyptus and 10 drops of lavender essential oils for a healing, soothing blend.
Calm & Collected: Combine 15 drops of lavender and 10 drops of rosemary essential oils for a post-midterm, relaxing bath.
Up & Energized: Perfect for a quick morning pick-me-up, combine 10 drops of wild orange and 10 drops of lemon essential oils for a rejuvenating morning bath.