If you know me, then you know my love for essential oils. I love oils so much that I became an affiliate of 2 different oil companies because they have different oils-each that I love equally so I couldn’t resist. That and the fact that my family uses that much oil. Yes, I am a bit obsessed. I like to think of it as my little medicine box that I keep handy whenever I feel a tinge of a cold coming on or if the baby is having a hard time going down just rub a little lavender oil (with a carrier oil) on her feet and off to dream land she goes.
Another thing I love to do with my oils is make things. It speaks to my creative side and makes me feel good using products I know that I made and that are healthy for my family. I was recently playing around in the kitchen and came up with an amazing Oatmeal Cookie bath bomb recipe. I love the fact that everything in it is natural so if my children decide to put one in their mouth they will be okay. I wouldn’t recommend eating these bath bombs though. While they smell amazing, I am sure they are not very tasty.
I’d love to share with you the recipe I came up with to make your very own Oatmeal Cookie bath bomb. These make great gifts and if they are stored in a dry, cool area they will last a really long time. Because I like to make a lot at one time, this recipe makes 12 fairly large “cookies”, you can easily make smaller ones or reduce the recipe if you like.
What you need:
1 box of baking soda
1/4 cup of citric acid
1 cup of quick oats
1/3 cup of corn starch
4 table spoons of carrier oil-I used grape seed oil because it feels amazing on your skin
2 table spoons of water
a few drops of Cassia or Cinnamon essential oil
a few drops of vanilla for fragrance
Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl and all the wet ingredients in another bowl. Slowly start to add the wet mixture to the dry mix. The texture should be fairly dry and clump as you mix it. You may need to get your hands in there to give it a real good mix. Use a muffin tin or as I used cookie cutters to mold your bombs. Make sure you keep your bombs in their molds overnight because they will expand a bit as they dry. After they dry, pop them out and place them in pretty gift bags. I like to put the Oatmeal Cookie bath bombs in mesh so that you can place the cookie with the mesh on it directly into your bath and the mess stays in the bath. When you’re done, just throw the mesh with all the oatmeal away. Enjoy!