This is such an easy project to do over a weekend or break with your kids. These cubes make great holiday gifts.
Mint and Rosemary Bath Cubes
2 cups of baking soda
1 cup of citric acid
1 cup of cornstarch
Add to a food processor
1/4 cup of epsom salts or sea salt
1/4/-1/2 cup of fresh rosemary and mint leaves
5 drops of green food coloring
Blend until finely chopped and mixed
Add to dry mixture and combine well with your hands
In a small bowl add
4 tsp of water or witch hazel (room temperature)
5 tsp of oil (melted if need be-coconut, almond, apricot kernel are good choices). You can also use oil that has been infused with herbs.
5 drops of rosemary essential oil
5 drops of peppermint essential oil
Using spoon fulls of mixture, loosely pack a set of molds (ice cube tray, muffin tin, candy or soap mold etc.)
Press down with your thumbs. Add in more mixture, repeat until you can’t pack in anymore. Don’t overfill. Parents can help with this part if necessary.
Let dry for 24 hours and release from molds. You can invert and tap mold on a hard surface if need be, they should let go easily.
Place in a container that can be sealed for long term storage. For gifts you can place in anything that protects the cubs and allows them to rest flat. Cubes start to crumble if they are jostled too much or get crushed. Do not expose to moisture until ready to use.
Rosemary is thought to tonify the nervous system and improves circulation to all parts of the body. When eaten with food it can improves the digestion of fats and starches. It contains small amounts of several vitamins and minerals. Rosemary has been used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, colds, gallstones, depression, fatigue, menstrual cramps, vertigo, migraines, and issues with the menstrual cycle. It is considered by some to be a cancer preventative. The Ancient Greeks used it to keep memory clear when taking tests.
Contraindications:large doses in pregnancy