Bath Bombs: Gifts for Your Toes
Training for a marathon takes a lot out of a person. It takes time, guts and will power. It also take a toll on your body.
I have found great relief in my weekly yoga classes and with homemade foot soaks and bath bombs infused with peppermint oils.
There is so much to love about this recipe. The tiny bubbles from the fizzing bath bomb wiggle relaxation in between each aching toe. Quite minutes of stillness are a prerequisite for the bath bombs to work. Reason enough to give this recipe a try.
Then there is the peppermint oil. Any essential oil will work but peppermint is the right choice to soothe marathon toes. There is evidence to show peppermint oils relieve headaches, muscle pain, nerve pain, and joint conditions. Peppermint oils can even repel mosquitoes. That is a big deal here in Northern Minnesota!
I have found a range of DIY recipes for bath bombs. All are slight variations on a theme. A printable version of my modified recipe for bath bombs follows this post. The ingredients are all natural and already in my cupboards.
The method is simple and quick too. My 4-year-old daughter helped mold our foot bombs in a mini muffin tin.
We wrapped up a half a dozen along with some other hand crafted treats for end of the year teacher gifts.
Whether your training or lifestyle is leaving you with aching toes, this recipe will put you back in state of well-being and ready for at least another lap.
- 1 cup baking powder
- ¼ cup epsom salt
- ½ cup citric acid
- 3-5 tablespoons olive oil
- 3-5 drops of peppermint essential oil
- Mix the dry ingredients together. Break up any clumps. Add wet ingredients. Break up any clumps. Add additional oil as needed to make the mixture stick. Not wet. Pack mixture into molds. Dry several hours until hard. Release from package. Store in air tight container.