Add baking soda, Vitamin C powder, epsom salt and arrowroot starch together in bowl. Drizzle in Lavender oil (or other oil),Vanilla extract and essential oil. Mix together. Spritz water 1-2 times using spray bottle. Mix again. Spritz more water as needed. You want the "dough" to stick together, to be slightly damp, NOT wet.
Do the test: take a bit of "dough" in your hand and squeeze. It should stick together, and be slightly crumbly.
Now take the "dough" and press into one hole of a mini muffin tin. Use a cookie press disc to press the dough, compacting it down and imprinting a design on the top.
Line a cookie sheet with unbleached parchment paper. Turn the tin over and gently tap on the back to release the bath puck onto the cookie sheet. Repeat with rest of ingredients. Let air dry 1-2 days, then gently place bath pucks in a box or tin.
To use: add 1 or 2 bath pucks to a bathtub filled with warm water. Use your hands to help dissolve the bath puck, if necessary.
This recipe uses the same ingredients as the recipe for Lavender Bath Bombs. The differences? These bath pucks won't fizz in the water, but they will add immune boosting Vitamin C to the tub, plus some sweet smelling Vanilla :) Great to help ward off colds & flus, or to help if you happen to be in the midst of the sniffles.
As with the other recipe, you can use any other solid mold to shape your bath puck (soft silicone molds don't work well).
If you like, you can try my boo-boo fixed into a sweet-smelling bath puck. This is what I did: I added too much water to the "dough," such that it was quite damp. I placed all the dough to fill all 12 cavities of the muffin tin and placed it in the oven on 200F for 15-20 minutes. It had the effect of gently baking the "dough," and the kitchen smelled wonderful!
Take out the tin and let the dough cool enough to handle. Add the "dough" back to the bowl and add in 1 cup baking soda + 1/2 cup epsom salt. Essentially, you are adding more dry ingredients to get the "dough" back to a drier state and you've doubled the recipe in the process.
Test the dough so that it's the right consistency, then press into 1 hole in the muffin tin. Press down, compress with the cookie press disc, turn over, gently tap and let the puck release onto the parchment lined cookie sheet. Repeat with rest of ingredients. Let air dry 1-2 days, then store in a tin or box.
Even once dried, the scent of these "baked" bath pucks is heavenly! They look and smell like some kind of sweet cookie you just want to eat--- but you won't because they don't taste nice! Don't worry, your body will still get that lovin' in the oven, only it'll be in the bath water ;)
If you like, you can add in 1-2 TBsp (or more) dried Lavender flowers to the dough.
A note about Vitamin C: you can find tablets and crush them to a powder to make 1/2 cup OR buy Vitamin C powder (ascorbic acid). Watch the ingredients with those tablets, because many have unsavory ingredients like dextrose, sugar, etc.
Have fun with this recipe and Enjoy :)
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