DIY bath products
Homemade bath products are a great way to indulge in skincare that’s good for you. And most of these projects also make wonderfully cheap and impressive gifts for birthdays and other holidays. On this page you’ll find DIY recipes for lip balm, bath salts, body butter.
lazy bath bombs
Bath bombs are these wonderful little balls of niceness that fizz up when you throw them in the bath. But if you are like me, and find it a bit of a hassle molding ingredients into balls, then leave out this step. Simply mix the ingredients together and store in a watertight container. When you take a bath scoop a few spoonfuls into the water. Works just as well.
The two essential ingredients for bath bombs are citric acid and baking soda. When citric acid reacts with baking soda carbon dioxide is released, causing that delightful fizzing action we all love.
The ratio should be one part citric acid to two parts baking soda. Two additional ingredients are corn starch and Epsom salts.
Citric acid softens keratin in the skin thus making the skin feel softer and reducing wrinkles. Citric acid softens and lifts dead skin and removes it from pores, leaving them open and ready to receive moisture and nutrients. Citric acid helps your body absorb certain minerals better, such as magnesium.
Baking soda is a natural deodorant, so various body odors are neutralized by using it in the bath. It’s also is fungicide, antiseptic, mild disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, detoxifier and antacid. Baking soda absorbs heavy metals and radiation that can otherwise suppress the immune system. Hospitals even use it to cleanse the body of toxins after chemotherapy to reduce the harmful effects caused by radiation in chemo.
Cornstarch in bath softens skin and soaks up excessive oils from skin and hair. It soothes burns, rashes, itching, cuts and abrasions. Cornstarch kills mildew and can be used to treat athlete’s foot. It is hypoallergenic and is an effective a deodorant.
Epsom salt baths or soaks help you relax, exfoliate the skin, loosen stiff joints, stimulate nerve and muscle function, regulate fluid retention in cells, detoxify by eliminating heavy metals and other harmful substances, nourish the body by the body’s absorption of nutrients, boost the body’s levels of magnesium and sulfate, decrease inflammation and speed the healing of the body after injury by repairing damaged muscles.