Peppermint Pedicure Bath Bomb Recipe

8 Materials
$10
3 Hours
Medium

This pedicure bath bomb is like a regular bath bomb, and it fizzes when you add it to the water. It's made for your feet for a foot soak to soothe tired feet and soften the skin.

Ingredients

You'll need:


  • 2 cups | 480 g baking soda
  • 1 cup | 220 g citric acid
  • 2.5 tablespoons | 44 g Epsom salt
  • 1 tablespoons | 12 g shea butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon | 2 g neem oil
  • 0.75 tablespoon | 2 g polysorbate 80
  • 9.5 g essential oils (peppermint, rosemary, eucalyptus)
  • Green mica
  • Spray bottle with rubbing alcohol or vodka
  • Bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Digital scale
  • Spoon
  • Gloves
  • Silicone mold


Mix Ingredients

Melt the shea butter in the microwave. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Use a gloved hand to make sure there are no lumps.

Spray

Spray with rubbing alcohol or vodka. Bath bombs are very dependent on the humidity in the air. Start with 5 sprays and mix with a gloved hand. Grab about 1/2 a cup of mixture and squeeze it in your hand. If it holds it shape, it's ready to mold. If it doesn't, spray again and repeat. You will probably need to repeat this several times until it holds its shape.

Pack into a mold

You'll only need a small cube, so I used a silicone ice cube mold. Pack the mixture into the mold. You want to pack it firmly or they will crumble. The inner walls will press out, but you can correct it in the next row. Let sit for at least two hours. Do not place it in the fridge because the moisture can activate the citric acid and baking soda, but you do want to place it somewhere cool to set up quicker.

Unmold

Once they are completely dry and hardened, carefully remove them from the mold. Store in an air tight container. Use one for a foot spa to soothe tired feet and soften skin.

Essential Oils

I used a combination of rosemary, eucalyptus, and peppermint essential oils. They all help relieve tired and achy feet.

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