DIY Eucalyptus & Peppermint Bath Bomb (sinus relief)

Eucalyptus & peppermint bath bomb is a perfect bath treat for those days when you feel that you are catching a cold or just want to relax your mind and muscles. Eucalyptus oil is known for its anti-viral and anti-bacterial healing properties. Hot steam with eucalyptus can help to relieve congestion and clear up your chest. While peppermint and Epsom salts can relieve muscle aches and will help you de-stress.


 - 1 cup baking soda

 - 1/2 cup citric acid

 - 1/2 cup Epsom salts

 - 1/2 cup Corn Starch

 - 3 tbsp almond oil

 - 15 drops eucalyptus essential oil

 - 15 drops peppermint essential oil

 - Food dye or soap coloring (any color but green/minty colors will fit the smell best)

 - Witch hazel (add some if mixture is too dry)


1. Place all the dry ingredients (baking soda, cornstarch, Epsom salts and citric acid) in a bowl and mix well.

2. Place half of this mixture to another bowl.

3. In a separate bowl mix almond oil with essential oils.

4. Add liquid ingredients to both bowls with dry mixtures and mix very well. Your mixtures need to resemble wet sand. If mixtures are too dry add some witch hazel.

5. Add couple drops of color to one of the mixtures and mix well to make sure color is distributed evenly. Keep adding color until you get your desired shade.

6. When both mixtures are ready, start packing them into your bath bomb molds. Pack mixture in layers (add layer of white mixture, then layer of green, then white again and so on). Make sure molds are full. Stuff down firmly making sure there are no air bubbles.

7. Let the mixture dry for about an hour in the mold. Carefully remove bath bombs from molds and let them dry for 24 hours more.

Your bath bombs are now ready to use. Just make sure you are storing them in a dry place.

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3 thoughts on “DIY Eucalyptus & Peppermint Bath Bomb (sinus relief)

  • March 25, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    These didn’t stick together after 12 hrs they fell apart when removing from the mold …… I measured specifically with a scale, I found since using polyabsorbate 80 my math bombs are not hardening and I am using 1/2 the amount of added oils in the recipe. any suggestions on how to get these to stay hard. its disappointing after waiting 15 hrs for it to fall apart.

  • May 6, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Oh my gosh! I’m right there with you on the falling apart since using Poly 80. I’ve also stuck to the harder oils and this has been such a problem. I typically add Kaolin clay to help harden my mixes because I tend to use a lot of oil. This hasn’t helped. For my next batches, I’m going to increase my Kaolin and up the ratio on my citric acid. I feel like I’m in bath bomb 101 again!


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