Mother’s Day is around the corner. Spoil your mom, friends and even your little one’s teachers with these homemade bath treats.
Two of our favourite homemade bath treats you’ll love
Lemon and geranium sugar scrub
You will need:
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup coconut oil
- The zest and juice of one lemon
- 15 drops geranium essential oil
- Combine all ingredients. For a coarser scrub, add a little more sugar. If you prefer the scrub to be softer and more pliable, add in small amounts of coconut oil until you have reached the consistency that you like.
- Store in a sealed container.
Lavender and sweet rose bath bombs
You will need:
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup cream of tartar
- 6 tbsp Epsom salts
- 2 tbsp corn starch
- 4 tsp coconut oil or olive oil
- 20 drops lavender essential oil and 1 tbsp dried lavender flowers
- 20 drops rose essential oil and 1 tbsp dried rose petals
- Spray bottle filled with water
- Silicone cupcake mould
- Combine the baking soda, cream of tartar, Epsom salts and corn starch in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Separate the mixture equally into two bowls, one for lavender one for your rose mix.
- For the lavender bath bombs, combine the dried lavender, lavender essential oil and 2 tsp coconut or olive oil. Mix this in by hand to your dry ingredients, crumbling the lumps as you go.
- For the sweet rose bombs, combine the dried rose petals, rose essential oil and 2 tsp coconut oil or olive oil. Mix this in by hand to your dry ingredients, crumbling the lumps as you go.
- Once all the ingredients are thoroughly combined, test the mixture by squeezing a small amount in your hand. If the powder easily compresses together without separating, it is ready to place in the moulds. However, if the mixture crumbles apart, add a single spray of water at a time until you can compress it into a ball.
- Pack the mixture tightly into the silicone moulds by pressing it down.
- Leave the mixture to dry before taking out of the moulds. Once dry, store in an airtight container or bag.
Place dried flowers in the moulds before you add the baking soda mixture to give the bombs a flowery decorative top. Or garnish the finished bombs with a sprig of rosemary, orange peel or a dried rosebud.
Xanet is an award-winning journalist and Living and Loving’s digital editor. She has won numerous awards for her health and wellness articles and was a finalist for the Discovery Journalist of the Year in 2009 and again in 2011 for the Discovery Best Health Consumer Reporting and Feature Writing category. She is responsible for our online presence across social media channels and makes sure our moms have fresh and interesting articles to read every day. Learn more about Xanet Scheepers.