Bath Bomb Recipe – 9 Amazing Recipe’s For Bath Bombs
How to create a DIY bath bomb that kicks your eczema to the curb!
Do you have itchy, reddened or flaking skin due to eczema? Relaxing in a bath can be a great way to treat your eczema, and it can also be a nice way to unwind after a long day! These incredible ideas for eczema bath bombs will let you soothe itching, clear up rashes, and get soft, moisturized skin.
Create at-home eczema remedies that calm your skin
We know how frustrating it is to have skin that looks red or scaly and itches you so badly you can barely think straight. Soaking in a tub can be a great way to soothe your skin and finally get a break from the constant itching. Fortunately, making bath bombs at home is cheap and easy.
Check out our base recipe for making any sort of basic bomb and then read about the ingredients you can add to turn its healing powers up a notch.
Treating eczema with bath bombs – does it really work?
The key to making the best bath bomb for eczema is being very careful with your ingredients. Most DIY bath bomb recipes use citric acid, which can make symptoms a lot worse for some people, but this one uses natural lemon juice instead to get the signature fizz. In addition to avoiding ingredients that can worsen eczema, we want our bath bombs to have ingredients that soothe skin.
The two main ingredients in our master recipe are baking soda and coconut oil. Baking soda soothes itchy skin, and its antibacterial products help reduce inflammation if you have any peeling or flaking. Coconut oil helps to repair your skin’s moisture barrier and lock in moisture. Without further ado, here’s the ultimate bath bombs recipe!
You will need:
½ cup baking soda
½ tbsp melted coconut oil
3 tbsp lemon juice
Essential oils and other add-ins
To make the bath bomb, all you need to do is follow these steps
Combine the baking soda and coconut oil in a small bowl.
Stir in the essential oils and other mix-ins you want to use for this batch.
Put the lemon juice in a small spray bottle.
Lightly spritz in the lemon juice as you stir vigorously. Adding it in small amounts keeps your bath bombs from fizzing too soon.
Once the mixture is damp enough to clump together, press roughly one tablespoon at a time into your mold.
Set in a cool, dry area for at least two days or until firm and dry.
Remove from the molds and store in an airtight, room temperature container until ready to use.
This recipe makes cute little bath bombs with a very pale yellow color from the lemon. If you want to create an aesthetically pleasing bomb, all you need to do is make a few simple adjustments. Those who do not get eczema flare-ups from contact with dye can add a drop or two of their favorite food coloring to the blend. You can also sprinkle dried flowers, flakes of sea salt, or biodegradable glitter into the bottom of the mold before pressing the mixture in. When you unmold the bath bomb, the decorative items will be pressed into the top of the bath bombs to give them a little extra style.
Just the base level of this recipe is soothing enough for curing eczema with bath bombs, but you can make them work even better by adding in mix-ins. Here are a few great ideas!
Honey and oatmeal bath bomb
A lot of the best bath bomb for eczema options have oatmeal because it is so soothing. The oatmeal forms a protective barrier along the skin and lowers inflammation. Honey is another great choice among eczema remedies because it is antibacterial and intensely moisturizing. To make bath bombs with oatmeal and honey, add three tablespoons of ground colloidal oatmeal and one tablespoon of honey to the classic recipe. The oat flour can be a little drying, but the addition of the honey’s moisture will ensure the bath bombs retain their classic texture.
Cocoa butter bath bombs
If your main issue with eczema is having dry, flaky skin, then this is the eczema bomb for you! The combination of cocoa butter and coconut oil is one of the most effective eczema remedies. It works well because the cocoa butter provides penetrating moisture and the coconut oil then locks in the moisture. To make this bath bomb, add two tablespoons of cocoa butter to the main recipe and an extra tablespoon of baking soda. Cocoa butter has a naturally sweet, delicious smell, so it can combine well with vanilla, rose, or other scents if desired.
Honey – lavender bath bombs
These bath bombs will smell good enough to eat! Make them by adding three drops of lavender and 1 teaspoon of honey to the base bath bombs recipe. Lavender is a great bomb choice because it is anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. This means that it helps to reduce the redness and rashness that many people with eczema face. Another nice side effect of lavender is that smelling it can reduce pain and make you feel sleepy, so you get a good night’s rest instead of lying awake itching for hours.
These medicinal smelling bath bombs are packed with all sorts of healing and nurturing ingredients. It is quite simple to make. All you need to do is add two to three drops each of eucalyptus and tea tree oil to the bath bombs. Eucalyptus oil helps with eczema because it has an anti-inflammatory effect. Tea tree oil is antibacterial and antiviral, so it keeps you from developing any unpleasant infections in areas where your skin is broken or cracked. This blend of oils helps to keep skin from cracking more and encourages your skin to heal.
Peppermint and oatmeal bath bombs
Treating eczema – with bath bombs is all about providing moisture and managing symptoms.
This recipe is specifically used for the itching that can be the worst part of eczema for many people. Due to certain natural compounds in peppermint, applying this essential oil topically has a cooling effect that can really help to alleviate itching. The addition of oatmeal helps to further soothe skin and stop the itchiness. Making it is quite simple. Add two drops of peppermint essential oil to the base bath bombs recipe along with two tablespoons of ground colloidal oatmeal. Since the oatmeal can remove some moisture from the bath bombs, add an extra half tablespoon of coconut oil to the recipe when you make it.
Sea salt bath bombs
Sometimes the best bath bomb for eczema is a simple option.
These bath bombs do not have any exotic scents or ingredients, but they are very effective. Adding sea salt to a bomb is a good idea for those with eczema because it calms the skin and works to prevent infection. You can make these bath bombs by adding two tablespoons of sea salt and half a tablespoon of coconut oil to the classic recipe. If you can get your hands on Dead Sea salt, it is worth using since studies have found that Dead Sea salt soaks can improve skin barrier function and hydration.
Sunflower seed oil is full of vitamin E, an antioxidant that reduces skin inflammation and has been linked to improved eczema symptoms in studies. This oil’s anti-inflammatory properties make it ideal for an eczema bath bomb to fight redness and flaking. To make a homemade bath bomb with sunflower oil, substitute one tablespoon of sunflower seed oil for one of the tablespoons of coconut oil in the classic recipe. This allows you to get the healing benefits of sunflower oil without greatly altering the texture of the bath bombs.
Calendula and lavender bath bombs
Increase the soothing effect of lavender bath bombs by adding some calendula essential oil to the mix. Calendula, or marigold, the extract has powerful anti-inflammatory effects when applied topically, so it can help to calm flaking and cracking. This simple eczema bath bomb recipe just requires you to place a few drops of calendula and lavender oil in the bath bombs mixture. The floral scents of calendula and lavender smell lovely together, and the resulting bath bombs can help to calm eczema flare-ups.
Healing aloe bath bombs
If you are interested in curing eczema with bath bombs, then you may be interested in this recipe that uses aloe.
Aloe is a naturally soothing plant that can greatly speed up healing times. Adding a little to your bath bombs will let you relax in aloe rich water and let all the helpful compounds in aloe soak into your skin. To make it, you just need to add a little aloe to the recipe and take a few steps to adjust moisture levels. Reduce the amount of coconut oil in the bath bombs recipe by one tablespoon and add in a tablespoon of aloe extract instead.
Don’t have the time to make a bath bomb? No problem!
Can you trust what’s in a shop bought eczema cream or lotion? We look at the best homemade eczema remedies.
Nothing can beat the best homemade eczema remedies. Without a doubt, natural and if possible organic remedies are far better than shop bought. Containing no steroids within the creams will put your mind at ease that there will be no long-term effects or risks.
My son has suffered from male issues now he’s older ( I won’t go into details as he will be embarrassed) due to longterm steroid cream usage. Hindsight is a wonderful thing and I wish we had been given more information when he was younger because we wouldn’t have used some many steroid based creams. We would have looked for alternative solutions. Hence the reason we started this website.
Why not eliminate the risk and make them yourself. Homemade natural remedies are the best way to ensure you don’t get a bad reaction to unknown chemicals and irritants. There can be no better way to eliminate irritants than making the products you use yourself. It may seem a time-consuming process and sometimes not the cheapest way, but in the long run, I’m convinced it’s the best option.
Below are the best homemade remedies we’ve been sent in by our readers, or ones I have tried myself. If you find a homemade product that works, our tip is to buy the ingredients in bulk to lower the cost, It will save you lots in the long run.
# 1 Homemade eczema cream
Take a large bowl and add 1/4 dessert spoon of Coconut Oil and 1/4 Spoon of Shea Butter, Add a teaspoon of Almond Oil, then add 1/2 a Teaspoon of Castor Oil. Add these ingredients to a saucepan and heat on a very low heat, constantly stirring until you get a nice smooth consistency liquid. Add 8 drops of Rosemary Oil and 15 drops of Lavender Oil and stir.
Remove from the heat and add back to the glass bowl, Then put the bowl in a fridge and allow to cool. It should take around 2 hours to cool and start looking like a Vaseline consistency.
Then mix with an electric food mixer or blender until you get the consistency you like. Some people like their creams thicker and some like a cream that’s very light and creamy and easy to apply. It’s up to you. Spoon into small handy containers with a sealed lid, label and add the date to each container so you can keep a track of your batches.
Thank you too: Mrs. Maya Leyton for sharing this wonderful, and easy to make eczema cream. Once you purchase the main ingredients for this cream they will last you a long time, so In the long run, it’s a very cost-effective cream.
#2 Oatmeal Eczema Cream
This is one of the easiest creams to make, we’ve ever been sent and very effective and low cost. Definitely worth a go.
Grind the oats into a flour-Powder type consistency. Melt the Coconut Oil in a saucepan over a very low heat, and pour into the container you will be storing the cream in. This must have an airtight sealed lid. Add the ground Oatmeal and stir well. Add 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil and stir again. Put the container in the fridge to cool which should take around 2 hours then remove and seal. Label and date. Apply when needed.
Thank you to Miss Sarah Greenwood for sending this remedy to us and sharing it with others. Sharing is caring, and this will certainly help other people who are suffering from Eczema like your son is. I know this was the main reason you sent us your favorite homemade eczema cream. Thank You x
#3 Anti Itching Eczema Cream
Melt the avocado, Shea butter, and Shea Butter in a pan over a very low heat. Remove from the heat and add the Zinc Oxide, stir carefully not to inhale the zinc powder. Then put the pan in the freezer to cool down for apx 30 minutes. Then whisk vigorously to get air into the cream which will give it a light and creamy feel when applying. Put into a sealable container and label and date.
Thank you to Mrs.Naylee Jaboc for sending this anti-itching homemade remedy to us. Some people may be a bit scared of using Zinc Oxide but It has been proven to be very beneficial for healing skin and safe. This is a fantastic eczema cream and one of the best homemade eczema remedies out there.
#4 Pink Salt Bath Melts
This remedy is very similar to my other bath melt DIY but this recipe was a happy little accident when I was experimenting in my kitchen and I had to share it with you!
Ahhh winter you are so lovely but my skin hates you. Dry skin during the colder months is very common but for me, it seems like even if I just go outside for 2 minutes the flakes appear! Can you not! The only way to get around this is to get that moisture into your skin and keep it there! Baths and oils are a good way to do this so I mixed the two to create these dreamy, silky, pink salt bath melts that’s natural. Let’s get making…
The first step is to add 3 heaped tablespoons of coconut oil and 3 heaped tablespoons of shea butter to the glass bowl using the metal spoon. It’s easier to clean them if it’s metal because of the oils. Then melt the two together by putting the glass bowl on the pan of boiling water and gently stir. I usually have my pan on a medium heat so that the oils should melt slowly without overheating.
When it’s all melted together pour the mixture into the jug and divide evenly into the silicon molds. Like I said in my last bath melts post, I use cupcake molds because I already had them and I like my melts to be quite chunky but you can’t use any molds you like!
When the oil mixture has cooled a little bit in the molds but not started to set, sprinkle in a tablespoon or so of the bath salts. The mixture should still be runny and clear so the salts will all sink to the bottom of your molds. Pop them in the freezer for 2-3 hours and once set keep in the fridge until you are ready to use.
That’s it! These bath melts are perfect for this time of year because the combination of shea butter and coconut oil is highly moisturizing without any harsh chemicals. The bath salts that I used will also work well because they have Dead Sea salt and rose, two ingredients that are amazing for dry, sensitive, eczema prone skin. So treat yourself to bath and lock in that moisture! Also, as the lavender bath melts, these would also make a great gift for any dry, flakey pals!
Please make sure you wipe down the bath after you have used bath melts because they can be very slippery! Locking in moisture does not mean we need to break our legs people!
Add 190 Grams of Goats milk soap to the paper bowl, Then microwave on a low setting, constantly taking it out and stirring until the soap has melted. Allow the melted soap to cool and set a little so that when you do the next stage the tea leaves won’t sink to the bottom of the soap bar.
Open one packet of Japanese green tea and cut open the tea bag and add to the melted soap, make sure the soap is slightly cooled and thickened. Save a little bit in the tea bag to top off the soap later. Stir well then pour into the molds and wait for the soap to cool approximately 30 minutes. The dust the top of the bar with the remaining Tea then put into the freezer to set fully.
Wrap in attractive packaging or greaseproof paper and store in a cool place ready to use.
For different colors, experiment with different Teas. Also after adding the tea to the melted soap, you can reheat to allow the Tea leaves to dissolve and create different consistency soap bars.
Thank you to Mrs.Marshal for sharing this lovely eczema friendly soap bar, this is one of the best homemade eczema remedies we’ve been sent. So simple, even I could make this one!
Empty the African Shea butter and break it up and add to the mixing bowl, Then add 8 Tablespoons of Coconut oil then add 2.5 tablespoons of honey. Then add 2.5 tablespoons of Jamaican Black Castor Oil and add 2.5 Teaspoons of Vitamin E Oil. Then add 2 Tablespoons of Jojoba Oil, then add 1 teaspoon of Neen Leaf extract. Add 10 drops of Lavender Oil and add 20 drops of Roman Chamomile. The finally add 15 drops of Tea tree Oil.
Then use your hand mixer to blend until creamy and smooth. Spoon the mixture into your jars, I find it easier to put the mixture into piping bags and squeeze into jars. Seal and use as needed.
This lovely bright yellow cream applies easily to the skin and smells lovely. There are a lot of ingredients to this but you will get a lot of cream for your money.
Thank you to Alex for sharing this Shea butter cream.
Start by adding 1/2 a cup of Coconut milk and 1/2 a cup of Castile soap, add 1 Tablespoon of Vitamin E oil. Then add 1 teaspoon of Fenugreek powder and 15 drops of Lavender and 15 drops of Rosemary oil.
Add all the mixture to a sealable bottle and shake well. That’s it, it’s as simple as that.
Just use a small amount to wash your hair naturally, it goes a long way so only use a very small amount for each wash. You can store it for up to 2 months in the bathroom or refrigerated for up to 4 Months.
Thank you to Miss Emily Richarson for sharing this shampoo with everyone. I’m sure many of us will try this out.
Eczema research has come a long way in recent years and some of the best and brightest minds working on the problem of curing eczema, but we still do not how to cure eczema, the best we can hope for is to control your conditions and manage eczema.
Over the counter, treatments are very helpful for the vast majority of people, but some continue to suffer despite the best medications, and others suffer side-effects from creams and lotions that are far from totally safe.
Therefore, it’s not surprising that more than half of all eczema patients have reported using some form of alternative medicine, and that the majority continues to search for new and better treatment options. What works for one person may not work for others, it’s a trail and unfortunately sometimes error way of seeing what works for you. One thing is for certain, natural and organic is best! Hands down it cannot be beaten. Less risk, fewer side effects, and less long-term health risk.
If you have a homemade remedy to share, Please get in touch with us and help others. Sharing is caring!
Special Note: Nut oil, food/plant derivatives, and some natural ingredients can raise allergy issues for some individual consumers. Please contact your medical professional for guidance.
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