Sorry for my absence on the blog last Thursday. I was having technical difficulties with the site and I couldn’t post anything. Thankfully it seems like mostly everything has been sorted out by now. Onward!
I am already so tired of feeling cold all the time. The weather recently dove into the negatives, and I am seriously unimpressed. Usually I’m not much of a bath person, but I have to admit that soaking in a really hot bath does warm you right through. That’s worth it to me in the winter, but of course a regular bath is boring. Bath bombs always spice things up, and I thought that gingerbread would be especially spicy (see what I did there) and perfect for the holiday season. Here is the Gingerbread Bath Bombs DIY recipe.
Gingerbread Bath Bombs
1 c baking soda
1/2 c citric acid
6 tbsp sea salt
3 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 tbsp + 2 tsp castor oil
1 tsp water
In a medium bowl, combine all the dry ingredients (first 7) with a whisk.
In a small dish, combine oil and water together with a fork or small whisk.
Using a table spoon, pour the wet ingredients into the dry one spoonful at a time. Whisk into the dry ingredients between each spoonful.
Once all the ingredients are whisked together, it should be similar in consistency to that of moon sand.
Pour and firmly press into your molds. To make the gingerbread man shape I actually used cookie cutters.
Allow to dry for a few hours. I let mine dry overnight.
Test their structure before you try to remove them from the molds. Carefully do so and store somewhere very dry.
To use, just add to your bath water and watch the fizz.
The spices actually add a few beauty benefits to your bath. Cinnamon is antibacterial, stimulates circulation, and increases collagen levels. Ginger also increases circulation and is packed with antioxidants. Similarly, nutmeg is antibacterial, stimulating, and also anti-inflammatory. Clove as well is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and full of antioxidants. The little bit of castor oil makes these bath bombs slightly moisturizing as well.
Are you a bath person? What kind of bath bomb would you like to see?