There’s nothing more sacred than “me time”–and there’s nothing quite like a good, long soak in a hot bath to whisk you away from a chaotic day. Make a much-needed escape even more luxurious with fizzy, scented bath bombs.
Bath bombs are generally spherical but can be found in a variety of shapes, sizes, colours and scents. Most of the bath bombs have scented ingredients – such as essential oils.
We can use essential oils, to make scented bath bombs. Here’s the lists of oils we can use:
- Agar oilor oodh, distilled from Agarwood (Aquilaria malaccensis). Highly prized for its fragrance.
- Ajwainoil, distilled from the leaves of Bishop’s weed (Carum copticum). Oil contains 35-65%thymol.
- Angelicaroot oil, distilled from the Angelica archangelica.
- Balsam of Peru, from the Myroxylon, used in food and drink for flavoring, in perfumes and toiletries for fragrance, and in medicine and pharmaceutical items for healing properties.
- Basiloil is used in making perfumes, as well as in aromatherapy
- Bay oilis used in perfumery; Aromatherapeutic for sprains, colds, flu, insomnia, rheumatism.
- Bergamotoil, used in aromatherapy and in perfumes..
- Cardamomseed oil, used in aromatherapy and other medicinal applications. Extracted from seeds of subspecies of Zingiberaceae (ginger). Also used as a fragrance in soaps, perfumes, etc.
- Carrotseed oil (essential oil), used in aromatherapy.
- Cedarwood oil, primarily used in perfumesand fragrances.
- Chamomileoil, There are many varieties of chamomile but only two are used in aromatherapy- Roman and German. Both have similar healing properties but German chamomile contains a higher level of azulin (an anti-inflammatory agent).
- Davana oil, from the Artemisia pallens, used as a perfumeingredient and as a germicide.
- Frankincenseoil, used for aromatherapy and in perfumes.
- Grapefruitoil, extracted from the peel of the fruit. Used in aromatherapy. Contains 90% limonene.
- Jasmineoil, used for its flowery fragrance.
- Lavender oil, used primarily as a fragrance. Also used medicinally.
- Litsea cubebaoil, lemon-like scent, often used in perfumes and aromatherapy.
- Orange oil, like lemon oil, cold pressed rather than distilled. Consists of 90% d-Limonene. Used as a fragrance, in cleaning products and in flavoring foods.
- Parsleyoil, used in soaps, detergents, colognes, cosmetics and perfumes, especially men’s fragrances.
- Patchoulioil, very common ingredient in perfumes.
- Roman Chamomile
- Rose oil, distilled from rose petals, Used primarily as a fragrance.
- Rosemaryoil, distilled from the flowers of Rosmarinus officinalis. Used in aromatherapy, topically to sooth muscles, and medicinal for its antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Most of them are hard to find. We can just use the lavender oil because it’s a popular addition to bath products due to its pleasant, relaxing scent.