These DIY Orange Calendula Bath Bombs are as nourishing and luxurious as they are beautiful! They’re great for sensitive, dry, irritated skin, and the scent will leave you feeling motivated and fresh.
Calendula is one of my favorite flowers to make bath and body goodies with. Not just because it smells and looks wonderful, but because it’s great on sensitive skin. Unless you’re allergic to it, it’s safe for all skin types, and it’s known for being soothing on minor cuts, scrapes, and rashes. I feel completely comfortable using it for a variety of things, from herbal baby baths to all purpose healing salves.
If you’ve seen my herbal bath bombs, calendula is present, but not the main star. I wanted to create a beautiful bath bomb recipe that centered around the beautiful golden flower.
I’ve been using one of these once a week the last month or so, and it’s been great for my itchy, dry pregnant belly! Plus, my skin feels so nourished and soft afterwards.
For an extra boost in herbal goodness, you can use calendula-infused almond oil, instead of just regular almond oil.
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DIY Orange Calendula Bath Bombs
Orange Calendula Bath Bomb Ingredients
- 1/2 cup Citric Acid
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- 1/3 cup Cornstarch
- 3 tbsp Epsom Salt
- 1.5 tsp Water
- 3 tbsp Almond Oil (preferably infused with calendula, if you have some made!)
- 10-15 drops of Orange Essential Oil
- 1/4 cup Dried Calendula, finely ground
- Bath Bomb Molds
How To Make Orange Calendula Bath Bombs
1. Blend the calendula flowers in a small bullet blender.
2. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
3. In another, smaller bowl, mix together wet ingredients.
4. Slowly pour in the wet ingredients into the large bowl of dried ingredients, stirring constantly. Be sure to do this slowly, and if it starts to fizz, chill out!
5. The mixture should feel like slightly dampened sand, and it should be able to hold it’s shape. If it’s not sticking together at all, add a little bit of water.
6. Put the mixture into bath bomb molds and allow to set for 2 hours. Make sure to pack them nice and tight, or they won’t hold their shape.
7. Once they’re completely dried, remove your beautiful calendula bath bombs from the molds and wrap for later.
What are your favorite scent combinations for DIY bath bombs? Do you struggle with any issues when making bath bombs, such as cracking? Let me know in the comments!
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