Calming Bath Bombs
If you’re intentional about finding your chill, seek a bathtub immediately. Our friend, chef + mama Christine Flynn (aka @theyamburglar) of iQ Food Co likes to unwind with homemade bath bombs. With her LEVO II and her pair of twin daughters, she created a kid-friendly recipe that is perfect for winding down even the littlest of humans!
These bath bombs are so easy to make, we love how gentle and calming they are for any bathtime routine. For adults, Christine suggests adding a few drops of CBD oil to the mix. However, she believes any botanical would be ideal for the batch and recommends using whatever you have on hand, such as, lavender, thyme, lemongrass or even tea. For this recipe, Christine used local chamomile.
Chamomile is commonly known for it’s calming benefits, so it’s great for relaxing muscles. Its calming effects are said to be attributed to an antioxidant called apigenin, which is found in abundance in chamomile tea. So if you’re ready to wind down, let’s put that bath bomb to work!
1 cup neutral oil (sweet almond, coconut, avocado, shea, organic canola)
2-3 tablespoons of fresh or dried herbs of your choice
1 cup organic cornstarch
2 cups organic baking soda
1 cup organic citric acid
1 cup epsom salt
1/2 cup of infused oil
1-2 tablespoon water
Optional Add-on: tea, edible flowers for garnish
Pack LEVO Pod with a combined 2-3 tablespoon of dried herbs of your choice (chamomile, lavender, thyme, lemongrass, etc).*
Begin infuse cycle at 175 F for 75 minutes in neutral oil.
*Note: For fresh herbs, utilize the Dry cycle on your LEVO II first.
When the infusion has finished, dispense into a clean glass jar.
Place dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
Add in oil slowly and stream in water. Stir to combine. Texture should be like wet sand and hold its shape when pressed.
Form into balls or use silicone molds. If desired, toss some flowers or tea into the silicone molds.
Pack tightly and allow to dry overnight. Store in an airtight container.
There’s nothing better than an intentional, restful sleep. We hope you enjoy the calm. And as always, share what you make with @LEVO_Oil and be sure to tag it with #LEVOmade.