DIY tea infused bath bombs

Why bring mom to the spa when you can bring the spa to her? All it takes is this tea-infused bath bomb. If she’s like our mothers, she probably loves a long relaxing soak in the tub before bedtime. So we created a Serenity Now Bath Bomb with her in mind. Made with our calming Serenity Now loose leaf tea, this beauty bomb will infuse her bath with the most soothing aromas – think serene strawberries, harmonious hibiscus, restful rosehips and low-key lavender. It’s like an all-in-one aromatherapy session.

Surprise mom this Mother’s Day

Want to make mom feel extra special? Give her this tea-infused bath bomb as a Mother’s Day gift. Just wrap it in clear cellophane and tie it off with twine or a colourful ribbon to give it a cute DIY aesthetic. Don’t forget to tack on one of our cute tea-filled gift tags! Because it just wouldn’t be a spa day without a calming cup of tea to sip on.

Pro Tip: Makes a great foot soak if you’re not into sharing a bath with your tea leaves.

We’d love to hear how your bath bombs turned out (and what the mom in your life thinks of them). Tell us in the comments below or snap a pic and share it with us on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #DTrecipes.

Serenity Now tea-infused bath bombs

DIY tea-infused bath bombs

Ingredients

  • 8 Perfect Spoonfuls of Serenity Now tea
  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup cream of tartar
  • ½ cup Epsom salt
  • 3 tbsp almond oil
  • ¼ tsp lavender essential oil
  • 1 tbsp cold water

Directions

Step 1
In a large bowl, combine tea, baking soda, cream of tartar and Epsom salt.
Step 2
In a separate bowl, combine almond oil, lavender essential oil and water.
Step 3
Using a teaspoon, slowly add wet ingredients to dry mixture. Combine all the ingredients with your fingers until well incorporated. You should be able to hold a fistful of the mixture in your hand and have it hold its shape. If mixture is not holding together, add 1 tsp of almond oil at a time until desired consistency is achieved.
Step 4
In a muffin tray lined with baking cups (or bath bomb molds if available), press the mixture in each muffin tin until filled.
Step 5
Let bath bombs sit and dry overnight before using or gifting to mom. Makes 9 bath bombs.
Step 6
For optimal freshness, use it within 3 weeks.

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11 Responses to DIY tea infused bath bombs

  1. Patricia Epp May 4, 2017 at 11:40 am #

    Love your recipe and your teas.

  2. Susan May 4, 2017 at 12:03 pm #

    Please don’t use water in a bath bomb. It sets off the acid – base reaction essential to the fizzing of the bath bomb. The oil should be more than enough to bind the ingredients and offer lovely moisturizing.

    Why are you suggesting cream of tartar, which is very expensive, rather than citric acid, which is affordable priced and does a wonderful job?

    • DAVIDsTEA May 5, 2017 at 3:18 pm #

      Hi Susan! The small amount of water will not disintegrate the bath bomb but if you don’t feel comfortable using water you can definitely add more oil to the recipe instead. Citric acid is definitely useable but it’s harder to come by and that’s why we used cream of tartar!

      • Susan May 5, 2017 at 9:39 pm #

        Again, I teach cosmetic chemistry and I can assure you that the water will set off the acid-base reaction and ruin the bath bomb. If I said I have made or overseen the making of thousands of bath bombs in my lifetime I don’t think I’d be exaggerating. When you put more than a few drops of water in this, the fizzing starts and the salts start dissolving. Plus, when you introduce water into a product, you need a preservative. When you add a botanical ingredient like tea into a product, then add water, you are asking for contamination.

        Citric acid is easy to find at DIY suppliers stores or wine making stores for cheap. I get 3 kg for $8. That much cream of tartar would be well over $100.

        I have no idea where you are getting these recipes or if you’ve tried them, but they are not good. You’re making something simple and affordable like making a bath bomb extremely difficult and expensive.

        • DAVIDsTEA May 9, 2017 at 1:46 pm #

          Hi Susan, thanks for your comment! We try to create fun and accessible recipes to allow our customers to experiment and have fun with our teas. All our recipes are tested, if not created by us, and this one worked fine on our end.

  3. Cait May 4, 2017 at 6:19 pm #

    Hello!

    I was just wondering if you steep the 8 PS of tea or if you put the tea leaves in the mixture? If you do just have the leaves in the mix do you need a mortar and pestle to grind the ingredients?

    • DAVIDsTEA May 5, 2017 at 3:17 pm #

      Hi Cait! You can keep the tea leaves in the bath bomb, so when you put it in the bath the leaves float out 🙂

    • Susan May 6, 2017 at 2:12 pm #

      Here’s an article I wrote for Handmade magazine about the chemistry of bath bombs explaining why adding water will ruin a bath bomb.

      [external link]

  4. Paige Danieli May 8, 2017 at 7:35 pm #

    Hey, I can’t seem to find almond oil anywhere. Can I replace it with coconut oil or another carrier oil?

    • DAVIDsTEA May 9, 2017 at 1:51 pm #

      Hi Paige! We’d suggest replacing with olive oil.

  5. Simi May 11, 2017 at 12:24 am #

    Unfortunately these “bath bombs” bombed. My friend and I were very excited and went out and bought all of the ingredients, including the tea. They did not hold together even after adding more and more almond oil. Turned the whole batch into a bath soak instead which still disappointed. I think something is missing here. More fizz needed perhaps?

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