I am tryin out a new recipe today. It smells like orange candy!
We only use natural organic ingredients in our small batches. This recipe includes the basics for a bath bomb:
- Baking soda
- Citric acid
- Corn starch
- Sweet almond oil
- Epsom salt
- Orange essential oil
- Dried calendula flowers
The Orange Calendula bath bomb is excellent for soothing your skin and improving your mood.
Calendula (Calendula officinalis) is a plant native to Asia and southern Europe. They have been traditionally used for medicine. Its commons uses are for wounds, rashes, infections, and inflammation. The color of the flower is yellow and orange.
"Active ingredients of the calendula flower are naturally occurring chemicals, such as triterpene saponins (oleanolic acid glycosides), triterpene alcohols (α-, β-amyrins, faradiol), and flavonoids (quercetin and isorhamnetin). It is thought that the chemicals in calendula enhance new tissue growth in wound healing and decrease inflammation" (Veryywell Health, 2020).
You should always consult your physician when considering any natural supplement. Calendula is not approved by the FDA.
Orange essential oil is extracted from the rind of a sweet orange, Citrus sinensis. Orange essential oil helps lift your mood, treats acne, reduces pain and inflammation, or as a odor neutralizer.
"Although orange essential oil has many uses, it’s important to remember that many of them are supported through anecdotal evidence. This means that the benefits are related to personal experience instead of being backed by scientific research" (Healthline, 2019).
The mix was perfect and beautiful. We pressed our bath bomb mix in a floral press - the little fizzies look so adorable; they smell great too!
Cervoni, B. et.al. What Is Calendula? Learn about the anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits. Verywell Health. 2020 June 14.
Seladi-Schulman, J. et.al. The Benefits of Orange Essential Oil and How to Use. healthline. 2019 October 3.