Candy canes may be great for stuffing stockings, adorning trees, or a sweet snack, but the minty holiday staple can also be incorporated into your beauty routine. Peppermint oil contains minerals and nutrients including iron, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A and C, and is soothing to the skin.
Indie Lee has created a holiday-themed bath bomb recipe, which makes for a great hostess gift or stocking stuffer. The secret ingredients to the all-natural recipe are baking soda and citric acid, which will make the bombs fizz up like a glass of champagne once you drop them in the bathtub.
1 c. baking soda
½ c. citric acid
2 tbsp. jojoba oil
5 drops of peppermint essential oil
5 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
5 drops of lemon essential oil
1 tbsp. witch hazel
Before you start the DIY, make sure you have a fun holiday mold or tin to shape your bombs in. You could also use cookie cutters and parchment paper.
Combine baking soda and citric acid in a large mixing bowl.
Drizzle in jojoba oil, followed by essential oils. Mix well until you have a smooth mixture.
Slowly drizzle witch hazel into the mixture, constantly stirring to stop the ingredients from fizzing.
Once all of the ingredients are moist enough to clump together, firmly press the mixture into your molds.
Allow the bombs to dry for 3-4 hours before removing them from the molds.
Recipe will make 6-10 bath bombs, depending on size of mold.
Add 1-2 bath bombs to a warm bath and enjoy.
Use within three months. Store in an airtight container.
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Shannon began A Girl’s Gotta Spa! beauty blog in 2005 to morph her love of beauty and in educating women on what truly works and what does not. In 2013 she launched a bath and body line as an extention of the beauty blog. One thing she always has on her at all times? Lip balm.