Dinosaur Bath Bombs – Healthy Fun


Are you looking for a simple and fun gift to give some kiddos you know?  These dinosaur bath bombs are so easy you could make a batch with your kids to give to friends OR make a batch yourself during nap time, to give your own kids!  But there is even more magic in these dinosaur egg bath bombs than meets the eye! Epsom salt  actually has many health benefits.

Dinosaur Egg Bath Bombs for kids - from wholesomemommy.com

All you need to make these fun bath bombs are 3 ingredients:

  • 2 cups of Epsom salt {very cheap, I bought the big bag pictured at Walmart}
  • 6+ drops of food coloring {optional, sold in the baking section of Walmart}
  • 6+ drops of Essential oils {you can read my post here to order therapeutic essential oils}

Ingredients for dinosaur egg bath bombs from wholesomemommy.com

 

You COULD also use vanilla {like you use for cooking} or almond extract has a lovely scent too, and you can buy them in the baking supplies at Walmart.

You also need some kind of mold – I used some old plastic Easter eggs we keep around for playing games in home school. :) Just make sure the eggs are hinged, or cut the hinge so that you have two separate pieces.  If you don’t have plastic Easter eggs, you can buy soap mold online or at some craft stores.

Since the ingredients in these bath bombs are all safe to ingest, these are great gifts for children – or to make with small children. I’m not saying they would TASTE great, but it won’t harm them if they try to take a taste while using them or helping you make them! :)

All you do is mix the Epsom salt, food coloring, essential oil, and 2 Tbsp of water in a bowl until everything is incorporated really well. You can play around with how much food coloring or essential oils you use until you get the color you want and the scent you want.

Fill both sides of the egg {or mold} with the salts and use the palm of your hand to pack it in tight. Close the two sides of the egg together and then very carefully remove one side of the egg.  Allow the egg to sit out to dry overnight. Remove the other side of the egg and allow the egg to dry on the counter {away from little fingers} for 2 or 3 more days.

Now your eggs are ready for gift packing in clear little gift bags, jars, or for tossing in the tub! My dinosaur crazy kiddos are super excited about this little craft that took us about 15 minutes to make!

Dinosaur Egg Bath bombs with Epsom salt for kids from wholesomemommy.com

Fun AND Healthy

There is more to these bath bombs than meets the eye – yes they are fun and beautiful, and smell wonderful – BUT – did you know there are many HEALTH benefits to soaking Epsom salt baths? It is good for kids and adults both, here’s why:

Epsom salt is not a salt at all, but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. Long known as a natural remedy for a number of ailments, Epsom salt has numerous health benefits including:

  • can reduce inflammation e
  • soothes back pain
  • helps muscle and nerve function
  • helps prevent arteries from clogging
  • sulfates help improve the absorption of nutrients
  • flushes toxins from the body
  • can even ease migraine headaches
  • magnesium helps to produce serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of calm and relaxation

Read more about how Epsom salt helps the body here.

If you are interested in learning more about oils and natural remedies go check out my posts under “Wholesome Wellness.”

If you are interested in purchasing oils for your own family, please go read my post here.

I am not a doctor, I am a mom who has taken control of my family’s wellness and has made it my JOB to educate myself in natural and holistic methods of wellness.  This information is meant to inform you but in no way be a way to diagnose, treat, or cure sickness as a medical professional.  Use your own instinct and seek medical attention in an emergency.

Disclosure: I am a Walmart Mom. This post is sponsored by Walmart.   Walmart has provided me with product and/or compensation in exchange for my time and efforts in creating this post. My participation is voluntary. As always, my opinion is my own.

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Comments

  1. I LOVE this idea. I think my daughters would really enjoy these in the bath! I would probably avoid the artificial food coloring and go with natural food colorings (or even something like a few drops of beet juice), since the kids might ingest some of the petroleum-based dyes in the tub. http://familygonehealthy.com/science/food-science-artificial-food-dyes/

    Almond extract sounds awesome, maybe I will have to make some for myself :)

    • Denisesawyer says:

      Great ideas Courtney – and we’ve made soap with the almond extract and it is one of my favorites. :)
      Denise
      Wholesome Mommy

    • Agreed! Love the health benefits of EOs and Epsom Salt, but not crazy about the billing of a product containing artificial food coloring as ‘healthy.’ This is super-cute, though, and I bet my little boys would go crazy over it! Probably made with just the Epsom Salt and some lavender for a sleepy bedtime bath :)

  2. How quickly do you think the EO will last in the eggs before it evaporates out? I was under the impression the oil would evaporate at least to an extent. I gave these a try tonight with natural food coloring and YL RC oil hoping they would be beneficial during our cold season. Great gift idea, too!

    • Denisesawyer says:

      Kim that was a great idea! Like bath vapors – with natural essential oils instead of synthetic chemicals like in similar products sold in the drug store!
      As for the oils evaporating – you are right they will at least to some extent – it would be best to store these in a air tight container to help the oils not evaporate.
      Hope that helps
      Denise
      Wholesome Mommy

  3. This is a great idea! I love the idea of using essential oils,…but I’ve heard some may be irritating to the skin. Any recommendations on which ones to use…or not to use?

  4. Is there a way to do clean print on this?

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