Updated: Apr 3
Who doesn't love to be pampered? I love a great steamy shower or bath filled with beautiful scents and bubbly fizz. The other day I allowed Ava to use a bath bomb that I received as a gift, and the minute I put it in the bath, I knew it was a mistake. The smell was very synthetic and Ava said, "my eyes are watering!" I quickly got her out of the bath, drained it, and started over without the bath bomb.
After a scary mommy moment (I knew better!!) I was reminded that we have to be careful what we allow in and on our bodies! Skin is the largest point of entry for toxins because its very absorbent. Most bath bombs on the market have terribly toxic ingredients this article talks about many toxic ingredients and how companies get around telling consumers what they are getting. Basically, if "fragrance" is listed as an ingredient, beware. These "fragrances" are known hormone disruptors and can cause various forms of chronic and acute illnesses.
Ava was bummed about her bath bomb experience, so I promised we would make some natural ones that she could use. We found and adapted this recipe from the doTERRA.com.
This recipe calls for my favorite essential oils, certified pure therapeutic grade doTERRA. The scent combinations are limitless, but we tried Adaptiv, Balance, and Wild Orange for a calming and relaxing bath experience that I named "Bedtime Helper". Ava calls it Unicorn Fizz!
You can choose to add food coloring or not. I like to add all-natural colors made from plants that you can find at your local health food store. The other ingredients are added to make the bath bombs react when they hit the water and create that fun fizz. Citric acid comes from citrus fruits and baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) helps to detoxify and can neutralize the bath water.
Try out my super simple recipe below and let us know what you think! We'd love to hear what essential oil combinations you come up with.