Postpartum Herbal Milk Bath Bombs
- spray bottle
- bath bomb molds
- slow cooker (optional)
Bath Bomb Ingredients
- 2 tbsp mineral salt
- 1/2 cup pure epsom salt
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 2 tbsp pure goat milk powder
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 4 tbsp herb infused olive oil
For Healing Herb Infused Oil
- 1 cup olive oil (or oil of choice)
- 1/4 cup calendula herb
- 1/4 cup red raspberry leaf tea
- 10 drops 100% pure lavender essential oil (optional)
Make Your Healing Herb Infused Oil
- You'll want to make your healing herb infused oil first. To do this, add roughly 1/4 cup of calendula herb and 1/4 cup red raspberry leaf tea a glass jar, such as a mason jar. Then, add olive oil to the jar until the herbs are well-covered. It may come to about a cup of olive oil.
- Place this jar in a saucepan or slow-cooker that has been filled half-way with water. You're going to set the temperature to low. If using a saucepan, allow at least two hours for the herbs to infuse the oil. If using a slow-cooker, consider infusing the herbs for 24hrs and up to 48hrs for the best infusion.
- Once the oil has been infused with the herbs, you'll strain the herbs from the oil using a fine strainer or cheesecloth. Measure out two tablespoons of the oil and put in a separate container. To that, add about 10 drops of lavender essential oil. Stir well.
Mix Dry Indredients Together
- Combine the mineral salt, epsom salt, baking soda, corn starch, goat milk powder, and citric acid in a large bowl. Mix well. You may sift ingredients together for better mixing, but it's not necessary.
Carefully Add Wet Ingredients
- Add the two tablespoons of healing herb infused oil that you had set aside to the dry ingredients. Mix well, working out any clumps that form as best you can (they may not fully go away, and that's okay).
- Next, using a spray bottle containing water, spray water into this mixture while stirring quickly. (Important: Adding too much water at once may cause a reaction between the baking soda and citric acid, so you'll want to add a little water at a time while mixing it in rapidly).
- The goal is to create a consistency of wet sand that will easily clump together in your hand and hold its shape. (Tip: When mixing, I like to switch between using a spoon and my hand in order to have a better feel for how the texture in coming along.)
Form Your Bath Bombs
- Once you feel the consistency is right, it's time to form your bath bombs! Using your bath bomb molds, fill each mold with mixture and loosely pack it in. Then, combine the two molds together to form a ball.
- Let your ball sit undisturbed for five minute before removing your mold and placing your newly formed bath bomb aside to dry for an additional 24 hours.