• Oatmeal Bath Bombs

    Create your own moisturizing, anti-itch oatmeal bath bombs! These wonderful fizzy bath bombs are perfect for relieving dry itchy skin throughout the winter months.
    This recipe is very versatile in the fact that you can use whatever essential oil suits your purpose. For a relaxing bath, use Lavender EO, for a Decongesting bath use Eucalyptus Essential oil, for a refreshing bath use peppermint essential oil, etc.


    You'll Need:
    1/4 cup of baking soda
    2 Tbs. cornstarch or corn flour
    1 1/2 Tbs.
    of almond or apricot kernel oil
    2 Tbs. Citric acid
    1/4 cup of Old Fashioned Oatmeal (powdered by blender) Not Quick Oats
    10 drops essential oil, any fragrance
    5 Drops food coloring, OPTIONAL.


    Blend dry ingredients together. In separate bowl blend food coloring with oils and slowly pour into the dry mix, (adding more oil if necessary).


    You can shape the balls with your hands or use candy or soap molds (sprayed lightly with Pam (non-stick spray) allow to dry 24 -48 hours. Wrap in cellophane and store in very dry place.


    Use 1 or 2 per bath, as desired, simply drop one into a full tub of (your preferred temperature) water, climb in and enjoy.


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    Comments 12 Comments
    1. TrinaB's Avatar
      TrinaB -
      Thanks for the recipe
    1. mzdebz's Avatar
      mzdebz -
      Excellent idea. So nice to have your own homemade bath bombs and I know oatmeal is amazing for dry, itchy skin. Aveeno is so expensive and knowing you made it yourself to give away or keep just adds that little bit of extra love. Thanks very much for this recipe...
    1. mzdebz's Avatar
      mzdebz -
      Btw... I know colloidal oatmeal is what you see in store bought products for itchy skin, but can this be bought or can it be made a in a specific way? I look forward to a response. Thank you...

      deb
    1. princess6248's Avatar
      princess6248 -
      Which kind of oatmeal do I use? How do I "Blend" it??
    1. MM100MOM's Avatar
      MM100MOM -
      I looked up colloidal because I wasn't aware of the meaning....It just means blended fine like colloidal silver which is a common homeopathic remedy. I going to just blend it until it's really fine in my blender. I have done this before to make oat flour.
    1. ShellDitz's Avatar
      ShellDitz -
      What is the citric acid for? just for foam/fizz?
    1. NGREIG1's Avatar
      NGREIG1 -
      I am going to make this in a few moments. Love the idea and I think this is a great appreciation gift.
    1. KarenDeVet's Avatar
      KarenDeVet -
      This is a great idea. I am going to try it and then maybe make more as homemade gifts. Thanks
    1. 3MinionTrainer's Avatar
      3MinionTrainer -
      Am I blind? Does it say anywhere how many balls this is supposed to make or how big?
    1. lem66ans's Avatar
      lem66ans -
      Quote Originally Posted by 3MinionTrainer View Post
      Am I blind? Does it say anywhere how many balls this is supposed to make or how big?
      I couldn't find that info either. im going to try to make these today, FYI you can get citric acid in the canning section in places like Wal-Mart or in bulk at you natural health food store.
    1. lem66ans's Avatar
      lem66ans -
      I made this yesterday, was easy but as soon as you add the water to the dry it starts to foam, not a lot while you mix it but after I formed the mixture into balls they grew three times there size and didn't hold their shape, I now have a pan of pancakes im still letting them dry to see the finial result and I will update here, any thoughts??
    1. lem66ans's Avatar
      lem66ans -
      Quote Originally Posted by lem66ans View Post
      I made this yesterday, was easy but as soon as you add the water to the dry it starts to foam, not a lot while you mix it but after I formed the mixture into balls they grew three times there size and didn't hold their shape, I now have a pan of pancakes im still letting them dry to see the finial result and I will update here, any thoughts??
      Ok so with some playing around I found that you need to use a wisk add you fluid VERY slowly and wisk fast so as to stop the chemical reaction and it does work.


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