Homemade Bath Bombs Recipe w/Corked Essential Oils Review

Homemade Bath Bombs Recipe w/Corked Essential Oils Review

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Takeaway: Easy to make, pure natural ingredients, intense and pleasant aromas.

Your essential oils from Corked.com arrive packaged in crumbled cork, which not only protects the glass bottles from damage but is fully recyclable as well. I received three different scents courtesy of Corked: lemon, lavender, and rosemary. Each bottle contains 10 ml or 0.32 fl oz of essential oil. The label also has a bit of information like country of origin and extraction method, for example the lemon essential oil is cold pressed from Italy. The tops on the bottles are twist off caps and underneath you have dropper tips to control precisely the amount you use as essential oils are highly concentrated and a little goes a long way. The aromas are intensely strong as soon as you open the bottle and very pleasant. The recipe I used for the bath bombs is as follows:
- ½ cup of baking soda
- ¼ cup Epsom salt
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- ¼ cup citric acid
- 1 Tbsp of organic carrier oil, divided (for separate colors/scents)
- 1 Tbsp water, divided
- Essential oils
- Soap color (optional)

1. Combine all your dry ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined. Divide evenly if making multiple colors/scents.
2. Combine your wet ingredients, starting with 1 Tablespoon of your carrier oil. If your oil is solid at room temperature, like coconut oil, heat it briefly (30 secs) in the microwave until it is liquid. If making multiple colors and scents divide the oil and water evenly before adding a few drops of essential oil and scents to each. For three colors I added 8-10 drops of essential oil and 4 drops of color before adding the water (1 tsp to each). Then stir the liquid ingredients until they form a bubbly looking emulsion.
3. Quickly whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients a little at a time to prevent the citric acid from activating and foaming. Continue mixing until fully combined. When it's done it should look and feel like damp sand and hold together when squeezed.
4. Lightly pack your bath bomb molds. If making spheres, leave one half off and dry 1 hour before flipping over to dry the other side. Then leave to dry overnight.
5. Once completely dry, the bath bombs should be ready to use.

A few quick tips. My lavender mix was a little bit dry so I should have added more water or a high percentage rubbing alcohol to add moisture before packing. As a result it didn't come together or stick very well to the other mixes and cracked/crumbled after drying. However, the bath bombs in general came out pretty good and the essential oils worked great for adding aromatherapy to each that was strong but not overpowering. I also did not experience any irritation to my skin with the amount that I used. Use this affiliate link to activate my exclusive coupon code ReviewedByPhil for 15% off your entire order!

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