Activated charcoal eucalyptus and tea tree detox bath bombs

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Activated charcoal tea tree + eucalyptus bath bombs are spooky good for a detoxifying bath that smells like a spa and draws impurities from your skin.

 

When I was pregnant with my son my husband discovered a store in the mall that sold incredible bath bombs. One day he brought some home for me and I was obsessed. I thought it was an all-natural store and that I could feel good about indulging in their products. I’d been using them up until just last month when I checked the ingredients. I was actually heartbroken.

It’s hard when you love a brand and what they stand for, only to find out how you can’t use them anymore because they add ingredients and that are not good for you. 

To this day, the only company that hasn’t disappointed me with their ingredients list is Young Loving. And because they have a limited selection of bath bombs, and they are more than I'd like to spend on a regular basis, I occasionally like to make my own using their essential oils.

Bath bombs are so easy to make and I always have all of the ingredients on hand!

These activated charcoal eucalyptus and tea tree detox bath bombs turn your tub black while they fizz and release an all-natural eucalyptus + tea tree scent thanks to essential oils instead of artificial fragrance. Perfect for a soothing + relaxing Halloween bath. Get your beeswax candles, your crystals, your most relaxing playlist, and unwind. 

Why activated charcoal?

Activated charcoal is made from materials that are rich in carbon.

It's contents have antibacterial properties can help to lift bacteria from pores. This may help to reduce acne and improve skin complexion overall, making them a perfect addition to bath bombs.

Don’t let the color concern you. They will not stain your skin or tub. It washes away easily when you're done.

Activated charcoal even alleviates body odor because it kills bacteria.

Essential oils:

I love using essential oils in the bath for an aromatherapeutic experience. 

Essential oils are not water-soluble, and so pouring them directly into a bath will result in a film of undiluted essential oils sitting on top.  Although there is no such thing as essential oils that would be soluble in water, that does not mean you cannot use them in your bath. I would much rather bathe with real plant oils vs artificial toxic fragrance, which is added to most bath bombs and bath products.

Essential oils can be safely dispersed in water in these bath bombs. They contain a carrier oil which will help properly disperse the essential oils. However, I still like to use a bubble bath base to slow the absorption of the oil. Optional, and based on your skin's sensitivity. As a result, I get a wonderful fizzy bubble bath and life is good!

Our family uses Young Living essential oils and I can not say enough about how they positively impact my wellbeing. Head over to this page to read more about why our family chooses them.

Tea tree:

Tree oil helps to heal wounds caused by bacteria. Tea tree oil to treat dandruff by removing chemicals and dead skin cells from the scalp. Using tea tree oil on your hair may help it to stay healthy and moisturized, promoting optimal growth.

Because of its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It’s thought to calm redness, swelling, and inflammation. It may even help to prevent and reduce acne scars, leaving you with smooth, clear skin.

Eucalyptus:

Eucalyptus is rich in antioxidants, containing many flavonoids that protect the body from oxidative stress and damage stemming from harmful free radicals. The primary flavonoids found in eucalyptus leaves are all compounds believed to play a role in protecting the body from heart disease and some cancers, as well as offering several benefits to the skin.

Lavaderm:

When I'm making bath bombs, sometimes I need a spritz of liquid to make them form properly, and too much water will activate bath bombs. So having some lavaderm close by to spritz them adds just a hint of cooling lavender to these bath bombs. While it's not necessary, it's highly recommended if you have it!

The experience:

Nothing is as relaxing as a detoxifying bath that smells like a spa and draws impurities from your skin naturally with nourishing ingredients and essential oils. These activated charcoal eucalyptus and tea tree detox bath bombs turn your bath black and give a steamy spa-inspired scent. To get a really steamy bath, I love to run my shower and let it fill the tub with my door and windows closed. When I'm ready to soak, the bathroom is so steamy that it feels like I'm really in a spa! 

I always play a relaxing playlist, meditate with a crystal I'm feeling drawn to, and light a homemade beeswax candle.

The recipe:

  • ¾ cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup citric acid
  • ¼ cup activated charcoal
  • ¼ cup Epsom salt
  • 4-5 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 5 drops tea tree essential oil
  • bath bomb mold or mold of choice
  • optional: lavaderm or small spray bottle of water for spritzing if they need more liquid
  • optional: a sprinkle of pink Himalayan sea salt.

In a large bowl, combine activated charcoal, baking soda, citric acid, and epsom salt. Whisk well.

Add in melted coconut oil slowly. Use your hands to combine. It should be the consistency of damp sand. If you need more liquid, slowly add another tablespoon of coconut oil. 

Press mixture into bath bomb mold of choice. I used miniature bath bomb molds and got 8 small bath bombs out of this recipe. I have also used large bath bomb molds and got 4 bath bombs out of this recipe.

activated charcoal detox bath bombs

activated charcoal detox bath bombs

Yield: 4 large bath bombs or 8 small bath bombs

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup citric acid
  • ¼ cup activated charcoal
  • ¼ cup Epsom salt
  • 4-5 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 5 drops tea tree essential oil
  • bath bomb mold or mold of choice
  • optional: lavaderm or small spray bottle of water for spritzing if they need more liquid

Instructions

    In a large bowl, combine activated charcoal, baking soda, citric acid, and epsom salt. Whisk well.

    Add in melted coconut oil slowly. Use your hands to combine. It should be the consistency of damp sand. If you need more liquid, slowly add another tablespoon of coconut oil. 

    Press mixture into bath bomb mold of choice. I used miniature bath bomb molds and got 8 small bath bombs out of this recipe. I have also used large bath bomb molds and got 4 bath bombs out of this recipe.

     

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