Tippy’s DIY Matcha Tea Bath Bombs

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Dearies, if you’re like Kat, you adore making DIY products. Some of her most favorite projects have been using tea for bath products, such as this one: https://thelovelyteacup.com/2015/09/02/using-tea-to-create-fabulous-beauty-products/.

Well, since I’m always the helpful teacup, I’ve come up with a fun way to create spa-like relaxation at home! Don’t you just love relaxing in a warm bath? Well, add in a fizzy, comforting matcha bath bomb and you’ll feel like you’re at a spa! The tension in your muscles will melt away after a bath with one of my matcha bath bombs. I’m sure you’ve seen these at fancy stores that sell bath products. Kat had been buying them for years until she realized she could make them herself. Well until I told her so, anyway!

I also discovered a fun way to shape the bath bombs. I bet you have a bunch of hollow plastic Easter eggs lying around the house. Use them to mold your bath bombs! Sometimes I’m a very clever teacup if I do say so myself!

Tippy’s Matcha Bath Bombs

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ¼ cup Epsom salts
  • ¼ cup corn starch
  • 2 tbs matcha (powdered green tea, culinary grade)
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp water (more if needed)

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Mix the dry ingredients together (the 1st 5 ingredients) and make sure they are well sifted. You don’t want any clumps, especially in the baking soda! In a small bowl combine the wet ingredients. Very slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry, stirring constantly. If you see the mixture start to bubble up, mix vigorously. Only add a little of the wet mixture at a time.

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You should end up with a mixture that clumps together well when you mold it in your hand. If it doesn’t stick together, add more water (slowly) and mix. Add the mixture to your mold of choice- we like to use easter egg halves but you can also purchase bath bomb molds, or even use the bottom of mini muffin tins.

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Leave the mixture in the molds for about an hour. Then remove, and let them dry for 3-5 hours, or even overnight to make sure they are fully set.

Once you are done you can wrap them in cellophane or pretty paper and give as gifts. Or just set them out and use in your own bathroom! Trust me, once you realize it’s this easy to get a spa-like bath experience at home, you’ll be hooked!

If you have any other bath bomb recipes, or other tea DIY bath products, send them my way! I’d love to try them out.

DIY Green Tea Bath Soak

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Dearies, the weather is slowly starting to warm up, and Kat is ready to start feeling renewed for spring. We’ve talked about tea beauty products before, but I’ve been reading so much about green tea in the bath, and I’ve come up with a few ways that Kat can use her favorite beverage to relax and cleanse for Spring.

 The simplest way to have a good soak is with a few tea bags in the water. Tie 5-6 teabags together and pop in your tub while you fill with warm water. The tea will gently steep and make an invigorating, relaxing soak. You can take the teabags out after the water has just the right amount of tea for your liking. Kat likes to use green teabags from Harris Tea. They are a nice basic green tea that will give you a relaxing soak with a pleasant, subtle aroma. You can learn about where to purchase these teabags here.

 Take your love for matcha to the next level with a matcha bath soak! Mix 1 cup of epsom salts and 1/2 a teaspoon of matcha. Place this under the running bath water. This soak will soothe tired muscles, and energize you at the same time! You’ll feel relaxed and focused for your next activity.

 You can also harness the fizzy power of a bath bomb! These little wonders fizz until they are completely dissolved by the bath water. These are a fun and creative way to add green tea to your bath. I found this recipe that uses easy to find ingredients.

 An important thing to note is you should be using culinary grade matcha, not the expensive stuff. You won’t be drinking your bath, so there is no need to use the fancy matcha you keep on hand for your morning bowl of tea.

 Or if you don’t fancy the idea of green tea in the bath, how about a relaxing soak while sipping on a warm mug of green tea? I’d recommend trying a kukicha, because it’s much lower in caffeine and the roasted flavor is quite relaxing.

 Be sure to pay a visit to my green tea bath pinterest page for more ideas!