Nope. This post isn’t about the Sims 4 game pack, it’s all about what I’m doing today. I’ve been busy, busy, busy lately, and when life gets hectic, there’s nothing I enjoy more than having my own “spa day” — right in the comfort of my home.
Okay, it’s not the same as going to a spa. I know. I used to have a regular standing appointment at a day spa, where I enjoyed a full body massage, wonderful scrubs, facials, and rejuvenating foot soaks. That was in a different time and place, though.
Now, there isn’t a spa nearby, and I found that driving the long way home in traffic after a spa visit sort of negated the whole point of it. It wasn’t fun.
So, I began creating my own spa treatments. Since going to the spa is now part of our sims’ regular routine — it certainly is for mine, at least — I figured it was appropriate to share a few of my spa-day recipes from time to time.
Here’s a simple one that doesn’t require a lot of fancy ingredients or equipment.
Moisture Rich Bath Bombs
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 1/4 cup Epsom salt
- 1/2 cup citric acid
Note: You can purchase citric acid in the “canning” section of your store.
- About 3 tablespoons almond oil or coconut oil
- 3/4 tablespoons water
- 1-1/2 teaspoons essential oil (optional)
Note: You can also add 1/4 teaspoon of borax, a mineral with many health-giving benefits. If you use it, add it with the wet ingredients.
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. In a separate dish, mix the wet ingredients. Combine wet and dry ingredients, using a wire whisk to blend well. The mixture will be quite thick. It won’t even look wet, but keep blending, blending, blending. Avoid adding any additional water, or the mix will start fizzing!
Pack the mixture tightly into molds. You can use a purchased “bath bomb” mold, or you can use muffin tins. I use a “mini-muffin” tin for mine. Let the bombs dry overnight. This will produce a very hard bath bomb. Just drop one (or two, if you’re using a smaller mold) into the tub and watch it start fizzing.
I’ve never used any colorants for my bath bombs, but they are available. They can be purchased from Brambleberry. You can also purchase ready-made Bath Bomb Kits that contain all ingredients, including a variety of fragrance oils and colorants. They are fairly expensive, though. Molds — and other equipment — can be purchased through From Nature With Love.
Now, whenever your sims are enjoying a relaxing soak with bath salts, you can grab your bath bombs and have a fizzing good time in the tub. Put on good music — nature sounds are very soothing — have a cup of delicious herbal tea, and pamper yourself. It’s good for the soul.