In my goodie bag from Wow Summit a few months ago, we all received CBD oil balm from +CBDOil, and I wasn’t really sure what to do with it. It has a coconut oil base, so for me it was too greasy to use as a topical pain relief (I hate having greasy skin, and stuff like Tiger Balm and Ben Gay make my skin crawl). I had been using it as lip balm, but really, I didn’t need that much lip balm.
I have a few books on making your own beauty products, so I looked for a recipe for bath balms, as I seemed to recall that they called for oil to bind the other ingredients. I also did a quick internet search. I took 5 recipes and sort of Frankensteined together a really good recipe.
Most of these ingredients you have in your pantry already. Citric Acid (also called sour salt) can be purchased at Sprouts or whole foods in the bulk section, or in a grocery store with a large Jewish Food section. Or, of course… There is Amazon.
I weighed my dry ingredients using a food scale, so these measurements are by weight.
4 ounces (by weight) Baking Soda
2 ounces (by weight) Corn Starch
2 ounces (by weight) Citric Acid
2 ounces (by weight) Salt (You can use Epsom salt, table salt, or Kosher salt)
2 T. Water (more or less make be needed depending on the weather conditions at the time you make the bath bombs)
1 T. +CBDOil Balm (it has peppermint oil in it, so I opted to add no additional essential oil)
Optional (but fun): natural food coloring. I used Watkins. Start with a few drops and add more until you get the color you want.
In a glass bowl, mix all dry ingredients together.
Add balm, and stir until it starts to clump.
Slowly add water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
Add food coloring and stir.
You can either use bath bomb molds like these, but I used a 1/3 cup measuring cup. I packed the cup, let it sit for a few minutes, invert, and gently tap the bottom of the cup until the bomb releases.
Let them sit overnight before using.
This recipe makes 4-6 bath bombs, depending on how big you make them.
If you don’t want to use CBD Oil, you can substitute coconut oil, and add in 10-15 drops of your favorite essential oil.
A few of my favorite Essential Oil Combinations include:
Lavender and Vanilla
Orange and Clove
Rose and Almond
Talk Back: Have you ever made bath bombs? Did you like it?
Recently I posted a photo on Instagram of some of the body scrub I whipped up. I love making body scrubs, balms, and lotions. Anything I can make at home with all natural ingredients is a plus in my book.
I dislike commercially available scrubs, so often they contain silica or other “micro-beads”. They are often times not biodegradable, and they end up in oceans and streams, harming wildlife.
I got quite a few DM’s asking for the recipe, so I thought I would share it.
All of this stuff I had in my house already, so you may have to go out and grab some ingredients, or just make a few substitutions, depending on what you have on-hand.
I’ve linked to some of the ingredients on Amazon (prices may change, and if you buy something from one of my links, I *might* get a small commission). Then you don’t have to leave home to shop!
This recipe makes A LOT, so, be prepared with a large container with a lid (I used a plastic coffee canister that I sterilized).
During a recent pantry clean out, I discovered 3 pounds of brown sugar.
So, I unleashed my google fu to find a recipe to use some of it up. I discovered this recipe from The Pioneer Woman, but it didn’t quite meet our needs (aka what was in the kitchen). So with some changes, I whipped up a batch of chewy, yummy, spiced oatmeal cookies that are sure to please even the finickiest cookie monster!
I had to make 3 batches because they just kept disappearing!
Spiced Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies (Adapted from this recipe )
Beat together the butter, coconut oil, and sugars until fluffy. Beat in vanilla and eggs.
Mix together the flour, salt, baking soda, and spices in a separate bowl. Add it into the wet ingredients, mixing it until just combined. Mix in the oats until just combined. Don’t overmix!
Drop scoops/spoonfuls of dough onto a lightly greased cookie sheet, spacing them a couple inches apart. Bake for 12-13 minutes or until dark and chewy. These cookies spread when you bake them, so make sure to give them room to grow!
Let them cool slight on the pan after removing from the oven, then transfer the cookies.
Makes 24-36 cookies (depending on the size cookie you make)