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Homemade bath treats for Mother’s Day

Follow these simple recipes for making your own invigorating sugar scrub and fizzy bath bombs. They make the perfect gifts for moms, grannies and teachers. By Noeleen Foster

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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

Homemade bath treats ingredients
 How to:

  • 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.

Homemade bath treats - Lemon and geranium sugar scrub

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

Homemade bath treats ingredients
How to:

  • 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.

Tip

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.

Homemade bath treats - Lavender and sweet rose bath bombs

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