5 recipes for homemade bath balls
One of the favorite cosmetic products are bombs or bath balls. When dissolved in water, the balls cause the popular effect of soap and intense smell. That is why they are a favorite for all age groups. Bathing balls from stores contain aggressive artificial substances, so they can irritate the skin of sensitive people. There are effervescent and oily varieties of balls that can be made quickly and cheaply at home. Homemade balls do not irritate the skin, free the pores from dirt, nourish sensitive skin, detoxify the body and relax the body and mind. Oil balls leave a greasy film on the surface of the bathtub. Detailed removal of greasy stains is required after bathing in the tub.
- Effervescent balls with marigold (suitable against inflammatory processes). It takes half a cup of citric acid, one cup of baking soda, 1/3 cup of cornstarch, 1/4 cup of ground dried calendula, 3 tablespoons of epsom salt, 3 tablespoons of cold-pressed almond oil, 10-15 drops of orange essential oil and one to two small spoons of water. Put the dry ingredients in a bowl and stir. In another small bowl, mix the wet ingredients. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring constantly. Stir until the mixture becomes like slightly wet sand. Pour into ball molds. Leave for at least 2 hours. Remove the balls when the ball is tight. Wrap each ball in cellophane. Keep in a dry and cool place. Put one ball in a tub of warm water. Stay in such a bath for about 15 minutes. This bath relieves joint problems, inflammatory processes of muscle tissue, soothes swollen feet and restores the feeling of enthusiasm and vigor.
- Effervescent balls with activated carbon and pollen (for detoxification). You need 5 tablespoons of powdered activated carbon, 2 tablespoons of pollen, one cup of baking soda, ¼ cups of citric acid, 8 drops of lavender essential oil, 4 drops of Roman chamomile essential oil, one to two tablespoons of filtered water. Sprinkle the mold evenly with activated carbon. There should be approximately the same amount of activated carbon powder in each well. In a deep bowl, combine citric acid, baking soda and pollen powder. Add essential oils to this mixture. Pour in the water finally, stirring constantly. Stir until you get a mixture of uniform coexistence. Pour into a mold sprinkled with activated charcoal. Press the mixture into each well with your fingers. Leave for 12 to 24 hours. The drying / holding time of the balls depends on the size of the mold and the humidity of each ball. When the balls dry and become brittle to a stronger touch then take all the balls out of the mold. Then place the balls in a metal box or plastic box with a lid. In a tub of warm water, dissolve one to two of these spheres. Use the bath for up to 20 minutes.
- Effervescent balls with chamomile, calendula and almonds (ideal for dry skin and atopic skin) – Need one cup of baking soda, ½ cups of citric acid, 1/3 cup of cornstarch, ¼ cups of dried chamomile, ¼ cups of dried marigold flowers, 3 tablespoons epsom salt, 3 tablespoons vegetable almond oil, 5 drops of essential oil of Roman chamomile, one small tablespoon of water. Grind the prepared herbs in a hand or electric grinder. Put the herbs in a large bowl. Add dry ingredients. Stir. In a small bowl, mix all the wet ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients slowly, stirring constantly, into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Once you get a uniform mixture then try to make a test ball with your hands. If the ball is still loose, add a little water. Pour the mixture into a mold. Leave overnight. In the morning, wrap each ball in cellophane. Keep the balls in a box with a lid. Melt one of these balls twice a week if you have dry and atopic skin. These balls hydrate the skin, making it softer and more resistant to external factors.
- Oil balls with lavender (to relax the body and mind). You need one cup of shea butter, one tablespoon of cold-pressed almond oil, 3 tablespoons of lavender flowers and 20 drops of lavender essential oil. Melt the shea butter in a steamer. Add almond oil. Stir vigorously for two to three minutes, then remove from the stove. Quickly add lavender essential oil and lavender flowers (previously chopped in a hand or electric grinder). Pour into the prepared mold. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. Then place the mixture in the refrigerator. Hold for 12 hours. Take the balls out of the mold the next day. Keep in a box with a lid. Lavender removes worries, worries and tension, and soothes.
- Oil balls with oatmeal (for regeneration of skin exposed to the sun or after a long sun). You need half a cup of shea butter, ¼ a cup of sweet almond oil, one tablespoon of dried lavender flowers and one tablespoon of oatmeal. Grind lavender flowers and oatmeal in a manual or electric grinder. Put shea butter and almond oil in a glass jar. Close the jar and put it in a bowl with water. Keep at a medium temperature on the stove. Hold until the butter melts and fats unite. Remove from the stove and remove the small pot. Open the jar and add the prepared powder. Stir vigorously for a few minutes until you get a homogeneous mixture. Pour into a mold and keep for an hour at room temperature. Then place the dish in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, take it out of the mold and wrap the balls in cellophane. Put the other balls in a box with a lid. Use bath balls twice a week if you have been exposed to the sun. The ingredients regenerate the skin from sunbathing, neutralize the unpleasant feeling of tightness and itching. Baths made of these balls can be used by people with eczema and sprains. The balls effectively soothe irritated skin with hydration and softening of the skin.