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Monday, December 8, 2014

Candy Cane Bath Bombs & 6 Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil

Are you making Christmas gifts this year? I am.  I want our gifts to be personal and frankly, cheaper.  The Holiday season can get pricey and one of the items that I love to give are bath bombs.  I love them and most of my friends do as well.  I decided that I wanted to try to make my own Bath Bombs and guess what - it worked!!  Check out these festive Candy Cane Bath Bombs and make some for your friends and family - oh and yourself too!  


Candy Cane Bath Bombs



Materials Needed:
1/2 cup oil - I used Coconut Oil, you could use olive oil, almond oil or grape seed oil.  
1/2 cup cornstarch 
1 cup citric acid
1 cup baking soda
10 -12 drops of peppermint essential oil 
molds - I used candy molds and cupcake liners.  


Directions:
1.  In a medium mixing bowl Mix cornstarch, citric acid, and baking soda.  Combine well!

2.  In a small bowl combine oil and peppermint oil drops.  

3.  Add oil mixture to the dry mix mixture.  When it is completely combined it will feel like wet sand.  I found that using my hands to mix was a lot easier than using a spoon.  


4.  Fill molds with mixture.  Let dry, uncovered, for at least 24 hours!

5.  Once dry - take out of molds and package.  I used tissue paper and fun "to go" boxes for my gifts.  

ENJOY!  


To use:  run a warm bath and add bomb to water once filled.  The Peppermint oil will make your bath amazing.  Did you know that Peppermint Oil is a healer?  

Check out these 6 uses for Peppermint Oil:


1. Assists in Indigestion 
2. Relieves Congestion
3. Helps with Headaches
4. Relief from Stress
5. Improves Energy and Alertness
6. Soothes Sore Muscles 

So basically when you gift these cute little Candy Cane Bath Bombs you are giving the gift of healing and relaxing!  



Do you have any bath lovers on your holiday gift list??


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32 comments:

  1. I didn't know peppermint oil is a healer. I'm not at all surprised though, it is very soothing to smell. This is an awesome gift idea!

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  2. This is totally awesome, Censie! I just started using oils and love peppermint!

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  3. This looks so fun and amazing! I will have to try this!

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  4. I love easy it is to make these. My next bath is going to smell great.

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  5. I love it. I can't wait to try this. I bet it smells awesome.

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  6. What a wonderful idea for Christmas gifts and a great craft for the kids to help make!

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  7. I used to make soap with my children, but I've never tried bath bombs. What a lovely holiday gift.

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  8. Those are awesome. I struggle with headaches and allergies and these sound like they would help ME :) Ha!

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  9. What a great gift idea! I linked you to Motivating Monday on my blog! Thanks!

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  10. These are adorable, I will pin them for my cookie exchange next year, a great party favor.

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  11. Wow - these are a great gift idea for those that love personal things. I love it!! Easy to make and adorable! :)

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  12. That was really easy to make! A great idea for the kids to make and give as gifts!

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  13. Those bath bombs are amazing, and there is no scent I love more than peppermint!

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  14. What a great gift idea! I know a few people on my list that would really like these :)

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  15. LOVE Peppermint, definitely helps upset stomachs. This looks like a great gift idea.

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  16. I'm definitely pinning this! What a great gift idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  17. i would love to make these for myself! They seem so easy and will save on money!

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  18. I'm not a huge bath taker, but I would absolutely take one for peppermint. You have no idea how much I love it!

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  19. This is a great homemade gift. I love essential oils.

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  20. I've been hearing wonderful things about Peppermint Oil lately. I will have to try and make this.

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  21. Pinned your post - Isa and I are going to make these this weekend. These are great homemade gifts for her friends.

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  22. Great ideas! Breastfeeding moms should take caution using peppermint, though! It's a milk reducer!

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  23. I need to try this. I have always wanted to try a bath bomb.

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  24. My daughter loves bath bombs. I bet that peppermint smells amazing, too.

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  25. What a great idea for bath bombs for the holiday season. This would be a great gift idea.

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  26. Won't the crushed candy cane make it a bit sticky? Looks like a great idea though. I'd like to try one!

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  27. This looks like is SMELLS AMAZING! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Mmmmm, I can see imagine taking a bath with that yummy smelling goodness!

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  29. I LOVE this! I think I might try them with some Lavandar oils, too. How yummy would that be!

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  30. I love peppermint. It has so many benefits! These bath bombs came out really nice.

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  31. I have Peppermint oil and I am currently congested...maybe I should use some! Thank you

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