A Surprise Self Care Practice – Halloween Bath Bomb

I fail at self care. Like a lot. However, I recently have discovered a new obsession that I am dying to tell you about! This little surprise self care practice shocked me at how much I fell in love it – bath bombs. Not only did I have wayyyy too much fun with these super fun Halloween (zombie!) themed bath bombs, but my six year old simply adored them!

Zombie Bath Bomb for Fun Self Care

I know this isn’t a kids learning activity, but I couldn’t help but tell you about these with Halloween approaching! They make such a fun little gift, are super easy to make, and pretty cool to use!

Initially, I was making and testing these out for a fun little project, but naturally my six year old was so intrigued. He adores baths and HAD to use one! I cannot even tell you how much fun he had watching all the fizzing and enjoying his bath! I mean not only was the bath so relaxing, he loved the color, and was so excited to learn that these are zombie themed.


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Yes, my little kiddo knows about zombies. No, he didn’t watch any scary shows or read scary books – older kids at school talk zombies, guns, and other things that I wish I could protect my kids from. He thinks it’s cool because the 10 year olds think zombies are cool.

Actually, I have a zombie related story 😉 Recently, a bunch of the neighborhood boys were playing in our home and built a giant block wall to protect me from the zombie apocalypse they were pretending was happening outside.  Maybe that’s what really inspired these zombie bath bombs.

Anyway, these cute little bombs are so easy to make! They’re so fun and will be such a hit with the kiddos! The thing with these bath bombs is that they are so relaxing. Because the recipe is so easy, you can add different essential oils to have a relaxing or energy effect.

Since I knew that my kids would never let me enjoy these goodies without them, I decided to make them with a relaxing oil. My favorites are lavender, Ylang Ylang, or chamomile, but you can add any oils that you love. Because Y has just started up the school year, filled with football, swimming, and of course, so much outdoor play time, he’s been exhausted lately.

Let me translate this for you a bit more directly. An exhausted six year old is a cranky six year old. Melt downs, anger, frustration all build up during the day and tend to come out in an explosion directed at me or his toddler sister. It’s understandable that he needs time to unwind, relax his sore muscles from climbing, jumping, running, and of course, sports.

The oils in these bath bombs make the entire bathroom smell delicious! It’s relaxing and soothing! The coconut oil is gentle on the skin, and the green color of these makes it absolutely mesmorizing to kids! To be honest, I thought these would make the funnest self care ritual for myself, but surprise, it’s a self care practice for my six year old. I love it!

Bath bombs make a fantastic DIY gift, too! I love

Zombie Brain Bath Bombs Recipe

Ingredients

1 cup baking soda
1 cup citric acid
1/2 cup cornstarch
4 tablespoons coconut oil
3 drops essential oil (Chamomile and lavender are calming)
2 green neon food coloring

Instructions

In a bowl, add in corn starch, citric acid, and baking soda stir well. Add in coconut oil and stir with a fork to keep light and fluffy. Add in essential oil and coloring then fluff.
 

 

Press mixture into the mold and let it set for at least an hour. Place on a tray to dry (harden) overnight.

 

The possibilities are endless with different molds, colors, and fragrances! Let your imagination guide you!

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By | 2018-09-20T08:59:29+00:00 September 28th, 2018|Bath bombs, DIY, Halloween|0 Comments

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