Spook-tacular Homemade Bath Bombs
Just in time for Halloween, Spook-tacular Homemade Bath Bombs! I thought it would be fun to try making these fizzy guys as a perfect treat to help relax and give a little TLC to my arthritic joints! For a person with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), soothing my sore joints is always on my mind.
As many of you know after being diagnosed with RA I made lifestyle changes, in addition to medications, to do everything I could to bring the horrible and frightening symptoms under control. I limit processed foods, added sugar and added salt in my diet. I also addressed the stressors in my life in addition to walking and attending a pilates session every week. Eight hours of sleep and proper hydration rounded out the 5 areas I focussed on. I then created an acronym, FRESH, to enable me to quickly refer to my lifestyle change list when I felt sensations in my joints that indicated potential progression to an all-out arthritic flare. EEK!!!!!!!!!!
The Spook-tacular Homemade Bath Bomb is a perfect item to be used to help relieve stress. A warm leisure bath is very relaxing and therapeutic for me. The bath bomb fizzes creating a luxuriously fun mood. Your favorite scent will add to the self-indulgence a soaking bath is all about. A special treat for after the goblins have stopped ringing the doorbell and have gone home!
The homemade bath bomb is easy to make. I like the tutorial from a favorite lifestyle blog, A Beautiful Mess. Here is what you will need:
- Baking Soda 4 ounces
- Citric Acid 2 ounces
- Cornstarch 2 ounces
- Epsom Salts 2 ounces
- Soap or Food Color a few drops
- Olive Oil 1 1/4 teaspoon
- Essential Oil 1 teaspoon
- Water 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoon
In a glass bowl, whisk together the baking soda, citric acid, corn- starch and Epsom salts. In a separate glass jar mix the soap or food color, olive oil, essential oil, and water together. Slowly add into the dry mixture. Working quickly so the mixture doesn’t dry out fill one half of the mold, then the other half and add an extra amount to the last half of mold so when halves are put together the bomb will stick together. Let dry in mold overnight, then remove in morning by lightly tapping the mold to release the bomb!
The citric acid creates the fizz, the cornstarch holds it all together, and the Epsom salts soothe the muscles and joints. Keep in mind when selecting the essential oil scent sensitive skin and sensitive areas of the body. For that reason, I stay away from peppermint and eucalyptus. Keep away from the eyes. Spook-tacular Homemade Bath Bombs are not edible, of course.
The Spook-tacular Bath Bomb makes a fabulous gift. Just place in plastic wrap, add a bow and boo, you have a gift for the midnight hour! There is nothing scary about it!
“A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween” Erma Bombeck
After the trick-or-treating is over, go treat yourself to a relaxing, totally stress relieving bath using a Spook-tacular Homemade Bath Bomb. Your skeleton will thank you!
Finding ways to reduce stress is using Arthritis Wisdom.
That is a good thing. Happy Halloween! Take Good Care