Our beloved Morgan Andersen dropped by Camp two days in a row to lead an activity that is always a favorite – making self-care products. This year the girls got to whip up a healthy sunscreen, an after-sun body oil, an edible strawberry face mask, and something Morgan called Rose Beauty Bath Bombs.
Our campers made these as a present for their Mums, choosing from the essential oils of rose, lavender, neroli, and rose geranium to make them sumptuously fragrant. Peppermint, eucalyptus, vetiver would be good choices too.
ROSE BEAUTY BATH BOMBS
We like to remind our campers that nature is the best source of ingredients we put in and on our bodies. This recipe uses items you may have already in your pantry, except for citric acid which can be found usually at the grocers, walmart or craft stores.
8 oz baking soda
4 oz epsom salt
4 oz corn starch
4 oz citric acid
2.5 tablespoons coconut oil (or any other veggie oil)
1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons essential oil of your choice
Dried flower petals (optional)
1. Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Use the whisk to make sure the mixture is clump-free.
2. Mix up the wet ingredients in a separate small bowl.
3. Slowly add the liquid to the dry mixture, one teaspoon at a time. Whisk as you go, and slow down if it starts to get fizzy. You should end up with a mixture that just barely clumps together, like damp sand.
4. Spoon into the baking cups to about a 1/2 inch below the top. The mixture will rise overnight. (Be sure to do this step as soon as the mixture is made, so it doesn’t dry out.)
5. Place on a baking tray and leave in the refrigerator overnight. Wrap and gift, or pop one out and enjoy in your bath.