Epsom Salt Bath Bombs Recipe for Chronic Pain

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This Epsom salt bath bombs recipe is an easy and natural way to flush toxins from your body, reduce stress and ease muscle aches and pains. And, because an Epsom salt bath also helps to increase the body’s magnesium levels, you don’t have to be in pain to reap the benefits of this amazing salt.

Epsom Salt Bath Bombs Recipe for Chronic Pain! This Epsom salt bath bombs recipe is an easy and natural way to flush toxins from your body, reduce stress and ease muscle aches and pains. And, because an Epsom salt bath also helps to increase the body's magnesium levels, you don't have to be in pain to reap the benefits of this amazing salt. #epsomsalt #bathbombs #diy #chronicpain #health #wellness #painremedy

Recently I had the opportunity to give an app called Curable a test run. This app basically walks you through a series of articles and exercises, including meditation, with the idea that many of those suffering from chronic pain (such a fibromyalgia and migraines) are incorrectly receiving pain signals to their brain based on previous traumatic experiences – basically a pain response to fear, not an illness.

This theory in fact would explain why many chronic pain sufferers find that during periods of stress, their pain level increases. What Curable does is address pain through a mindbody approach and uses a combination of physical activities, meditation, writing and other exercises to address the pain response to fear. This works to then rewire how the brain thinks and can result in a drastic decrease in chronic daily pain.

Based on my own personal experiences with fibromyalgia, I’ve found that yes, the onset and even the intensity of my own pain can and does flare with stress. And practices such as meditation and other exercises to calm both my mind and body really can help to diminish that pain. Avoiding stress is another way.

Of course, as we all know, life happens. And avoiding stress isn’t always possible no matter how well we’ve trained our minds. This is where making Epsom salt bath bombs comes in! (Yay!)

Not only can creating something with your hands help to relieve everyday stressors (and it’s even more fun with a friend in tow.) But a long bath soaking in Epsom salts is a form of meditation in itself. Not to mention, just a twenty minute bath in Epsom salts will remove toxins and replenish magnesium levels – which are key in regulating and organizing many bodily functions as well as reducing pain levels and response.

Making Epsom salt bath bombs is a fun way to enjoy the benefits of Epsom salts. And because dry skin is typical of this time of year, I added some extra moisturizing butters to the recipe I’m sharing with you! (And just to ensure there’s no extra stress in the making of these darn things, I promise these are practically no fail!)

Keep reading to learn how to make my Epsom salt bath bombs recipe as well as to discover some of my other natural pain remedies.

Epsom Salt Bath Bombs Recipe for Chronic Pain! This Epsom salt bath bombs recipe is an easy and natural way to flush toxins from your body, reduce stress and ease muscle aches and pains. And, because an Epsom salt bath also helps to increase the body's magnesium levels, you don't have to be in pain to reap the benefits of this amazing salt. #epsomsalt #bathbombs #diy #chronicpain #health #wellness #painremedy

Epsom Salt Bath Bombs Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

10 oz. citric acid
16 oz. baking soda
8 oz. Epsom salt
2 oz. French green clay
2 oz. refined shea butter
2 oz. cocoa butter
.7 oz. sweet orange essential oil
.3 oz. peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the dry ingredients and combine in a large glass bowl or 8-cup Pyrex measuring cup. Mix together until all of the ingredients are evenly distributed throughout. Set aside.

In a separate glass bowl or large container, weigh out and combine the cocoa and shea butters. Heat either in a double boiler or at 30% power in the microwave until melted. Once melted, remove from heat.

Now weigh and add the essential oils to the melted butters. Stir to incorporate.

Next, combine the dry and the liquid ingredients together, mixing well until all of the dry ingredients are coated and the consistency is like that of wet sand.

You’re now ready to pack your bath bomb molds!

To do this, pile each side of your bath bomb mold individually as high as possible without pressing the bath bomb ingredients into either side of the mold. Then, quickly and firmly press both sides of the bath bomb mold together. Twist gently to remove any excess. Some extra around the edges (like rings of a planet) are normal. Don’t twist too much or knock the sides off center of one another or the two halves will separate when unmolded.

Repeat with additional molds as needed until you’ve used all of the bath bomb mixture. (I was able to make four tennis ball shaped bath bombs and one golf ball shaped bath bomb with my Epsom salt bath bombs recipe.)

Set your Epsom salt bath bombs aside to dry overnight or up to two days depending on the humidity in your area. Then gently unmold each bath bomb, dusting off the excess around the bath bombs as needed. (This Epsom salt bath bomb recipe will work with silicone molds as well!)

Now simply wrap each of your Epsom salt bath bombs tightly in foodservice film until ready for use.

To use your Epsom salt bath bombs, simply drop a bath bomb into warm, running bath water. Enjoy the show, then slip in and relax! The shea and cocoa butters present in your new bath bombs will replenish moisture to dry skin, while the Epsom salt lends its own natural skin care benefits.

Marigold, Ginger & Citrus Bath Bombs with Epsom Salt via Buck Naked Soap Company! These hand-packed bath bombs are the ultimate in fizzy luxury! Each has been designed to create a mood and set the tone for an amazing bathing experience.

If you’re not quite ready to dive into making my Epsom salt bath bombs recipe yourself, you can purchase handmade bath bombs with Epsom salt from a number of amazing bath and beauty artisans on Etsy here. (Pictured is a Marigold Ginger & Citrus Bath Bomb with Epsom salt from Buck Naked Soap Company.)

Curious about the French green clay? You can learn more about French green clay and its properties when used in skin care here. (Plus there’s another great natural skin care recipe to try!)

More Natural Pain Remedy Options

Looking for other natural pain remedies? I highly recommend Genexa Arnica Advantage: Organic Pain Relief as a natural, non-habit forming homeopathic supplement. (You can find great products on natural homeopathic products like this one at Thrive Market which is where I shop for mine.)

This natural cayenne pain relief salve recipe is wonderful for treating pain caused by arthritis, sore muscles, stiffness and swelling. Plus there are free printable labels for your final product!

Alternately you may also want to consider one of my other topical pain relief remedies:

For more natural remedies be sure to follow my Natural Home Remedies and Herbal Health Care Pinterest board. Or follow my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board for more homemade skin care recipes.

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Non-Food Halloween Treats That Will Wow Your Teens!

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Whether Halloween parties or trick-or-treating take over your neighborhood on the last day of October every year, it seems there’s at least that one year when your new tween or teen loses that excitement for Halloween. Perhaps they feel too old for trick-or-treating and so they stay indoors, glued to a computer screen, realizing it’s both easier and cheaper to simply hit up the 75% off sales on candy the day after Halloween.

Non-Food Halloween Treats that will WOW your teens! Gifting your teen, or even your own friends and coworkers, these non-food Halloween treats can infuse some of the fun back into this spook-tacular holiday. And perhaps remind them to carve out a little time out for themselves devoid of technology and the drama of school life. Following you'll find the perfect creepy collection of handmade bath and body Halloween treats to haunt your bathroom this Halloween.

Of course, while sales are spectacular, they are not nearly as fun as participating in the holiday festivities. Gifting your teen, or even your own friends and coworkers, these non-food Halloween treats can infuse some of the fun back into this spook-tacular holiday. And perhaps remind them to carve out a little time for themselves devoid of technology and the drama of school/work life.

Following you’ll find the perfect creepy collection of handmade bath and body non-food Halloween treats to haunt your bathroom this year. (Quite honestly though, I seriously want to hoard all of these for myself!)

Spooktacular Non-Food Halloween Treats

Handmade Bloody Heart Halloween Bath Bomb from The Mad Bombers! This anatomically correct bath bomb from The Mad Bombers is shaped just like a heart and will turn your tub into a bloody mess. Luckily it smells just like black cherry. Day saved.

This anatomically correct bath bomb from The Mad Bombers is shaped just like a heart and will turn your tub into a bloody mess. Luckily it smells just like black cherry. Day saved. Buy it here.

Halloween Zombie Artisan Soap from The Charming Frog! If you have a The Walking Dead fan on your hands, then these pictures of rotting flesh may be in order for a bath time slaughter. Scented in your choice of either dirt or potting soil, these goons are actually a pair of soaps from The Charming Frog.

If you have a The Walking Dead fan on your hands, then these pictures of rotting flesh may be in order for a bath time slaughter. Scented in your choice of either dirt or potting soil, these goons are actually a pair of soaps from The Charming Frog. Snag the set here.

Til Death Do Us Part Halloween Bath Bomb from Psycho Bombers! The reviews for this creepy coffin bath bomb from Psycho Bombers doesn't disappoint. When she said "Til Death Do Us Part," she meant it. But that doesn't mean she won't make a return appearance to darken your Halloween - and your tub!

The reviews for this creepy coffin bath bomb from Psycho Bombers doesn’t disappoint. When she said “Til Death Do Us Part,” she meant it. But that doesn’t mean she won’t make a return appearance to darken your Halloween – and your tub! Buy it here.

Lizzie Borden Inspired Hatchet Bath Bomb from Sea Mist Co. Lizzie Borden took an ... well, a hatchet? A hatchet works just as well as an ax for round two of this slaughter from Sea Mist Co. that comes in the form of red & white bourbon barrel scented bath bomb.

Lizzie Borden took an … well, a hatchet? A hatchet works just as well as an ax for round two of this slaughter from Sea Mist Co. that comes in the form of a red & white bourbon barrel scented bath bomb. Get yours here.

Black Matte Lipstick from Zolia Vera! All dressed up and no place to go. If you're going to be surly you might as well look the part. This matte black lipstick from Zolia Vera is the only black lipstick you'll ever need. The natural, non-drying formula is uniquely whipped to perfection sweetened with a dark blackberry honey flavor with emollient-rich natural oils.

All dressed up and no place to go. If you’re going to be surly you might as well look the part. This matte black lipstick from Zolia Vera is the only black lipstick you’ll ever need. The natural, non-drying formula is uniquely whipped to perfection and sweetened with a dark blackberry honey flavor with emollient-rich natural oils. Stock up here.

Witch's Brew Cauldron Bath Bomb from Euphoria Soap Works! This witch's cauldron bath bomb from Euphoria Soap Works delights not only with it's green brew and bloody bones, but you'll be surprised to also find a bat ring hidden inside!

This witch’s cauldron bath bomb from Euphoria Soap Works delights not only with it’s green brew and bloody bones, but you’ll be surprised to also find a bat ring hidden inside! Get yours here before they’re gone for good.

Halloween Spider Soap From Sunbasilgarden Soap! As if having arachnophobia wasn't bad enough, this frightful spider soap from Sunbasilgarden Soap may bring out more than it's fair share of Halloween screams. Made of pumpkin spice and everything nice, this natural glycerin soap is scented with buttery pumpkin scent and topped with sparkling glitter. The spider? It's a bonus for your family's favorite prankster.

As if having arachnophobia wasn’t bad enough, this frightful spider soap from Sunbasilgarden Soap may bring out more than it’s fair share of Halloween screams. Made of pumpkin spice and everything nice, this natural glycerin soap is scented with buttery pumpkin scent and topped with sparkling glitter. The spider? It’s a bonus for your family’s favorite prankster. Buy it here.

Freaky Fingers Glow in the Dark Halloween Soap from AJSweetSoap! Skinny dipping on all Hallows' Eve can lead to some unfortunate events. Hypothermia aside, you never know when a severed body part may come into play. These severed fingers soaps from AJSweetSoap actually glow in the dark. So don't be surprised if you stumble into a dark bathroom and find more than you expected. Just like a page out of Friday the 13th.

Skinny dipping on all Hallows’ Eve can lead to some unfortunate events. Hypothermia aside, you never know when a severed body part may come into play. These severed fingers soaps from AJSweetSoap actually glow in the dark. So don’t be surprised if you stumble into a dark bathroom and find more than you expected. Just like a page out of Friday the 13th. Buy the set here.

Daryl's Severed Ears Soap Inspired by The Walking Dead from AJSweetSoap! Walking Dead fans will want to get their hands on a set of Daryl's apocalyptic severed ears. It's quite the spin off of soap on a rope.

Or, if fingers are too tame for your dark side, get your hands on a set of Daryl’s apocalyptic severed ears. It’s quite the spin off of soap on a rope. Add to your collection here.

Halloween Skull Soap from The Charming Frog! What's Halloween without a few skulls and crossbones? This incredibly creepy skull soap from The Charming Frog is anything but charming. Lucky for you though you can procure him in your favorite custom color and scent to match the decor in your guest bathroom to a tea!

What’s Halloween without a few skulls and crossbones? This incredibly creepy skull soap from The Charming Frog is anything but charming. Lucky for you though you can procure him in your favorite custom color and scent to match the decor in your guest bathroom to a tea! Find him here.

Meat Platter Brain Bath Bomb from The Mad Bombers! Brains are all the rage among cannibals and zombies alike. Get yours bath bomb style and served up on a platter from The Mad Bombers. Scented in winter apple, these bloody brains will look like a suicide in your bathtub by the time their done. After all a good hostess does prepare for every kind of guest.

Brains are all the rage among cannibals and zombies alike. Get yours bath bomb style and served up on a platter from The Mad Bombers. Scented in winter apple, these bloody brains will look like a suicide in your bathtub by the time their done. Get yours here. After all a good hostess does prepare for every kind of guest.

For more non-food Halloween treats, be sure to check out my Halloween favorites on Etsy here. You may also find some of my fall favorites tempting. And don’t forget to tell me which one is your favorite!

Still want more? Then be sure to follow my Bath and Beauty Pinterest board for unique and homemade bath and beauty products from both trending companies and handmade artisans alike. You can also follow me on your favorite social media platforms! You can find Soap Deli News on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or subscribe to Soap Deli News via email for future updates, DIY projects and recipes.

Natural Vegan Bath Bombs with Lavender & Chamomile

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Do you love natural vegan skin care products? Then these natural vegan bath bombs with lavender and chamomile may be right up your alley! Made using all natural vegan ingredients, these natural vegan bath bombs are perfect for a long relaxing soak in the tub!

Natural Vegan Bath Bombs! Do you love natural vegan skin care products? Then these natural vegan bath bombs with lavender and chamomile may be right up your alley! Made using all natural vegan ingredients, these natural vegan bath bombs are perfect for a long relaxing soak in the tub!

My homemade lavender chamomile bath bombs are made using a fizzing combination of baking soda and citric acid, not potentially skin irritating SLS, so they are suitable for even sensitive skin. They also contain skin soothing shea butter and anti-inflammatory French green clay. Combined with the aromatic properties of dried botanicals and lavender essential oil, these natural vegan bath bombs just might soak your cares away! (Figuratively, of course.)

Natural Vegan Bath Bombs! Do you love natural vegan skin care products? Then these natural vegan bath bombs with lavender and chamomile may be right up your alley! Made using all natural vegan ingredients, these natural vegan bath bombs are perfect for a long relaxing soak in the tub!

Ready to dive into making bath bombs this weekend? You can learn how to make my natural vegan bath bombs with lavender & chamomile now via my guest post at The Nourished Life blog.

This vegan solid lotion bar recipe is made with soothing oat butter, plantain infused olive oil and lavender essential oil. It's the perfect treat for sunburned skin this summer. Also try this vegan friendly moisturizer DIY on dry or rough feet, hands and elbows!

If you like my recipe for creating natural vegan bath bombs, then you may enjoy some of my other vegan skin care recipes. These recipes include my vegan solid lotion bars with soothing oat butter & lavender, my vegan friendly rose body butter moisturizer, my coconut milk facial cleanser with bamboo extract, and my foaming oat body scrub with frankincense & tamanu oil. (For even more vegan skin care recipes, visit Soap Deli News blog here.)

Mermaid Lagoon Bath Bomb Recipe! Learn how to DIY a mermaid lagoon bath bomb for a fun and colorful addition to your bath time ritual. This mermaid lagoon bath bomb recipe yields two large bath bombs with moisturizing cocoa butter shells.

Alternately you can also find my other homemade bath bomb recipes here.

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And, just as a reminder, be sure to share photos of your finished products you’ve made with the hashtag #soapdelishowoff on instagram! I’d love to see what you come up with!

Summer Sweets to Treat Your Skin + Weekly Wrap Up

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As much as I love making my own bath and body products, I simply adore buying them too! Sometimes perhaps a little too much. But there are just so many amazing and creative soapmakers and artisans out there, it’s sometimes hard to resist.

Summer Sweets to Treat Your Skin! Shop for sweet summer bath and body treats to indulge in this summer!

So, to kick off the end of spectacular week, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite handmade bath and body products I recently discovered. Even if you’re just window shopping, you can still sweeten up your summer with a little eye candy! Following are just a few fun handmade summer sweets to treat your skin!

Summer Sweets to Treat Your Skin

Unicorn Parfait from The Bath Candy Shop
Unicorn Parfait via The Bath Candy Shop

Beach House Whipped Sugar Scrub from Nectar Fresh Body
Beach House Whipped Sugar Scrub via Nectar Fresh Body

Mermaid Cove Bubble Bar from Shimmer & Luxe
Mermaid Cove Bubble Bar via Shimmer & Luxe

Summer Collection Bath Bombs from The Bath Candy Shop
Summer Collection Bath Bombs via The Bath Candy Shop

Beach House Cold Process Soap from Nectar Fresh Body
Beach House Cold Process Soap via Nectar Fresh Body

Unicorn Magic Bubble Bar from Shimmer & Luxe
Unicorn Magic Bubble Bar via Shimmer & Luxe

Hot diggity dog bath bombs from The Big Meltdown

Hot Diggity Dog Bath Bombs via The Big Meltdown

Pink Sprinkled Donut Lip Balm from Sweet Suds by April

Pink Sprinkled Donut Lip Balm via Sweet Suds by April

Donut Bubble Bar from Yours Truly

Donut Bubble Bar via Yours Truly

Don't Be Sour Shower Jelly from The Big Melt Down

Don’t Be Sour Shower Jelly via The Big Meltdown

Birthday Cake Soap Slice from B Sweet Soap

Birthday Cake Soap Slice via B Sweet Soap

L Frank Rainbow Bath Bomb from The Big Meltdown

L Frank Rainbow Bath Bomb via The Big Meltdown

Confetti Sprinkled Fudge Brownie Soap via Sweet Suds by April

Confetti Sprinkled Fudge Brownie Soap via Sweet Suds by April

David Bowie Bath Bomb created by Glittery Nightmares on Etsy! This Starman inspired bath bomb is crafted using a handmade mold. It's then hand painted. Drop this homage to David Bowie in water and it will release an array of colors in red, yellow, pink, orange and blue. Plus a dash of glitter!

Also sweet, just not in an edible sort of way, is this crazy cool David Bowie Bath Bomb. Created by Glittery Nightmares on Etsy, this Starman inspired bath bomb is crafted using a handmade mold.

It’s then hand painted. Drop this homage to David Bowie in water and it will release an array of colors in red, yellow, pink, orange and blue. Plus a dash of glitter! It’s made to order, so be sure to plan ahead if you need this sweet bath bomb by a certain date or for an event. You can get it here.

Julep Bright & Bold Summer Nail Polish Colors!

Also, now through July 24th, 2017 at 11:59 PM PT, or while supplies last, Julep is offering hot deals on their summer nail polish colors! Score a nail polish duo for just $10 or get your hands on a trio of polishes for only $12! What a deal, right?!

These bright and refreshing nail colors will look great when you’re lounging out by the pool or hitting your favorite summer festival! Shop here now before this offer expires.

Beauty at your doorstep! Enjoy a customizable Julep Beauty Box subscription that lets you choose full-size beauty and polish from brand-new collections every month.

In addition to their summer sale, Julep also has a sweet deal when you join their monthly beauty box subscription. Visit Julep here to take their 1-minute beauty quiz so they can customize your first box. Then use coupon code: SUMMERPOP to get your first box FREE! Even better, you can customize the products you want in each of your monthly beauty boxes AND you can also skip boxes at any time! Offer ends August 31st, 2017.

Alternately, you can get a FREE K-Beauty Fresh Start 5-piece skin & nail care gift ($114 value!) with your subscription to Julep’s Beauty Box. This introductory gift includes their pampering Korean skincare favorites and Julep’s award-winning nail treatment. To get this offer instead, use coupon code: FRESHGIFT at checkout and sign up here. But hurry, this offer ends July 31st, 2017.

Bath & Body Summer Sweets! Share your sweet summer treats you've made for your skin this summer!

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