DIY Decongestant & Expectorant Bath Bombs Recipe
Recipe type: Bath Bombs
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup citric acid (It’s better to buy in bulk on Amazon)
  • ¼ cup cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol
  • 5-10 drops tea tree essential oil has great antimicrobial properties and helps to clear congestion and ease your cough and other respiratory symptoms.
  • 5-10 drops eucalyptus essential oil, which works great as an expectorant.
  • 5-10 drops thyme essential oil has wonderful antiviral properties and works as a decongestant.
  • 5-10 drops wintergreen essential oil has powerful properties to relieve nasal and respiratory congestion
  • Mica powder coloring (Find it on Amazon)
  • Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
  • Bath bomb molds (I recommend these you can find on Amazon)
  1. In a glass bowl, add baking soda, cornstarch, citric acid and cream of tartar.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together.
  3. Add coconut oil to dry mixture. This helps bind the ingredients together.
  4. Add essential oils
  5. Mix liquids into dry mixture using a whisk, spoon or your hands.
  6. Add in mica powder. If you are doing more than one color, split the mixture evenly. We did two colors; raspberry pink and blue.
  7. Add in the rubbing alcohol to the mixture, one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency. When mixture holds together in your hands, it is ready for the molds. If it doesn’t hold together, add a bit more alcohol until it does.
  8. Add mixture into the molds. If using more than one color, add a bit of one, then a bit of the next, etc. until the molds are full.
  9. If the mixture begins to dry out as you work on adding to the molds, spritz with rubbing alcohol to wet it until it forms in your hand again.
  10. Press molds together. Tap top and side gently and release bomb from the mold. Allow to dry overnight. Drop one bomb into bath when head, sinuses or chest feels congested.
  11. Enjoy!
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