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Herbal Bath Bombs


1 cup Baking Soda 
½ cup Citric Acid
½ cup Epsom Salt
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 teaspoons witch hazel (or slightly more) 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
Optional: Essential oils or powdered dried herbs 


  1. Combine baking soda, salt and citric acid and mix well until combined.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, witch hazel and vanilla extract and stir well. Add essential oils if using.
  3. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and very quickly mix well with hands (wear gloves if you have sensitive skin). Add powdered dried herbs if using.
  4. Mixture should hold together when squeezed without crumbling. You may need to add slightly more witch hazel if it hasn’t achieved this consistency yet.
  5. Quickly push mixture into silicon molds, greased muffin tins or any other greased container. Press in firmly and leave at least 24 hours (48 is better) or until hardened. It will expand some and this is normal. You can push it down into the mold several times while it is drying to keep it from expanding to much.
  6. When dry, remove and store in air tight container. Use within 2 weeks
How to Make a Chocolate Chip Waffle Cookie

1. Using your cookie dough of choice make 4 dough balls (I used Pillsbury cookie dough)

2. Place dough balls in each corner of your waffle maker

3. cook for about 90 seconds

4. Fail miserably when taking cookie out of waffle iron

5. Accept your mistakes and enjoy Chocolate Chip Cookie Lumps!