Bath bombs are a combination of skin-soothing (salts) and magic aromas (essential oils) that fizz when they’re dropped in water. The addition of baking soda helps exfoliate your skin, while the unctuous shea butter adds oodles of skin-nourishing moisture. Chuck in the brilliant topical properties of matcha, long touted as a potent yet gentle antioxidant that's suitable for all skin types, and you've got a vitamin-packed powerhouse for your body. Plus puffs of vibrant shamrock-green powder will speak to all your childhood fairy fantasies—or are those just mine?. As a last flourish, spike your DIY creation with grounding sandalwood essential oil—the earthy aroma blends wonderfully with that of matcha.
P.S.: Matcha is always served with a small sweet in Japan. Once you're soaking in the bath, treat yourself to some squares of delicious Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge. Inside-outside never looked so good.
Matcha Bath Bombs
These green beauties make for a fun bathtime experience and also happen to be really easy to make at home.
- 3 cups baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid
- 1 to 2 heaping teaspoons of matcha
- 1 cup melted shea butter
- 1 teaspoon natural green colorant
- bath bomb molds
- witch hazel
- 5 drops sandalwood oil
- coconut oil to grease molds
- Combine the baking soda and citric acid in a large bowl.
- Add the matcha, green colorant, and the shea butter.
- Spray the molds with witch hazel 5 to 10 times.
- Once the bath bomb mixture has reached a moldable consistency, fill half of the mold with the mixture, and set aside.
- Slightly overfill the other half of the mold with the rest of the mixture and squeeze the two halves of the mold together.
- Allow to set for 20 minutes, then gently pull and twist one-half of the mold away.
- Once one-half of the mold is removed, leave the bomb in the mold to harden, and then gently remove the other half of the mold.
- Allow the bombs to harden for at least 24 hours.