Plop, plop, fizz, fizz-aah: Bath bombs

We’re not talking Alka-Seltzer—we’re talking bath bombs, those tablets that bubble and fizz in the tub, making you feel as if you’re bathing in champagne! To make your next bath a super-soothing indulgence, why not try whipping up your own tension-taming bath bomb?
311 Bathbombs

We’re not talking Alka-Seltzer—we’re talking bath bombs, those tablets that bubble and fizz in the tub, making you feel as if you’re bathing in champagne! To make your next bath a super-soothing indulgence, why not try whipping up your own tension-taming bath bomb?

Blend 4 drops chamomile or lavender essential oil into ½ cup almond, canola or sunflower oil. Next, combine 1 cup baking soda, 1 cup citric acid powder, ½ cup cornstarch and the oil mixture until if forms a crumbly dough. Pack the mixture into a 12-cup mini-muffin tin, let set overnight and unmold in the morning. Store in a sealed plastic container in a cool, dry place, and they’ll keep indefinitely.

Tip: Customize your bath bomb by using essential oils with the specific benefits you desire—try eucalyptus for energy, bergamot for confidence or orange for a mood boost. Find citric acid at your local grocery store (it’s often labeled “sour salt”) or online at americanspice.com, and pick up essential oils at Dean’s Natural Food Market in Ocean (732.517.1515, deansnaturalfoodmarket.com).

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