By Meghan Rossi
Hello! Wishing you a very happy valentine season. I don’t know about you, but for me, I choose to see Valentine’s Day, and the season leading up to it, as an opportunity for us to focus our conversations on expressing gratitude to those who enhance our lives. It’s a time to express our appreciation for the people we love: for our family whom we depend on, our friends who keep us strong, and our colleagues who have our back.
Among the biggest heroes in my life are my children’s teachers. They are angels sent from Heaven who so passionately teach, love and protect my children as they navigate the beginning of their learning and socializing experience. They’re spending hours a day with my children in some of their most precarious years– being away from home for the first time, potty training, having to share for the first time, learning the basics of writing and reading, and all the while so desperately trying to test the boundaries and gain their independence.
All that said, I love to take care of the teachers. This week, as a Valentine’s Day treat, my sons Kane and Arlo helped me to make some do-it-yourself lavender bath bombs.
I found this recipe from Holly who runs the Instagram page @scienceofessentials. Holly has a plethora of very easy to follow DIY recipes and advice on how to best utilize essential oils.
Today, we are going to follow her recipe for an at-home DIY recipe that’ll leave you feeling quite proud of yourself for accomplishing.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 cup Baking Soda
1/2 cup Citric Acid
1/2 cup Epsom Salt
1/2 cup Cornstarch
3 teaspoons water
Vegetable based food coloring (optional)
10 drop lavender essential oil or essential oil of your choice
Heart shaped silicon bath bomb mold
Place the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Meanwhile, add the water and the food coloring in a separate small bowl.
*Slowly* add the liquid mixture to dry mixture a little at a time while mixing with the whisk. Add the essential oil drops slowly while mixing. The mixture should hold together when squeezed without crumbling. If it is not quite ready add a few drops of water a time until ready.
Pack tightly into heart shaped molds and let dry for 24-48 hours.
Notes: I allowed my first batch to set for 48 hours to be extra safe. They turned out perfect! I made these as teacher gifts for Valentine’s Day, so I purchased some cute little Valentine’s heart tins from Michael’s Craft Store, and placed two large bath bombs inside each tin. I made a tray of small hearts which I’m going to use for my sons’ bath. They love bath bombs! I am so happy to have ones that are so safe and filled with healthy, organic, natural ingredients.
While we made this batch for our teachers, it is without a doubt a universal treat for anyone in your life, man or woman, friend or colleague.
Did you make this recipe? Leave a comment below and let me know how it went.
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