Peppermint Pedicure Bath Bomb Recipe
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Soothe tired and achy feet while you moisturize and soak your feet in this fun peppermint pedicure bath bomb recipe.  This is like a pedicure bath bomb that fizzes like a bath bomb while shea butter moisturizes your feet.  Peppermint, rosemary, and eucalyptus essential oils help soothe achy feet.

I have an office at the local community center.  I'm a volunteer there, so I'm there several times a week working, taking the kids to karate, cleaning, or for an event.  The entire building has a concrete floor.  

It kills my feet, y'all.  

There are days that I'm there for 8 hours walking on the concrete.  By the time I get home, my feet ache.  



I was mixing up foot soak concoctions for each use, but then I started making pedicure bombs.  They are like a bath bomb in that they fizz in the water, but they are smaller and are formulated just for feet.

I use an invigorating blend that helps my feet feel better and boosts my mood with the aromatherapy.  They also have shea butter to moisturize feet, so these are great for summer to get your feet soft and looking great.

Peppermint Pedicure Bath Bomb Recipe


How Do You Make a Pedicure Bath Bomb?


A pedicure bath bomb is very similar to a bath bomb for the bath.  In fact, I used the same base recipe for this as I did for my easy bath bomb recipe with Epsom salts.

I changed the essential oils and the oils so they are specific to feet and made the bombs much smaller.



How Do You Use a Pedicure Bath Bomb?


Simply drop it in warm water and soak your feet until the water gets cool.  I like to use a foot soaking basin because it's easy to use and my feet fit in nicely.  

There's no need to rinse your feet.  Do be careful because the shea butter and oil can cause your feet to be slippery.  

Can You Put Bath Bombs in a Foot Spa?


Yes, you can!  This takes the foot spa to a new level and really helps moisturize and soothe your feet.  

I prefer these smaller bath bombs.  The larger size can be too much for the small container.



Baking Soda and Citric Acid


When baking soda and citric acid are combined and get wet, they create a chemical reaction that releases a gas that creates a nice fizz.

Baking soda naturally deodorizes, cleanses, and exfoliates your skin.  Since this is for a foot fizzy, it really helps your feet a lot.  

Citric acid also helps naturally exfoliate your skin.  It's best to use a sugar scrub or salt scrub, but if you feet don't have callouses, then this will help a lot.

Epsom Salt


Epsom salts are made with magnesium, which can help relieve muscle aches.  Magnesium is also said to help relax your body.  

The amount of Epsom salts in this pedicure bath bomb recipe is low, but I still like to use it for my feet.



Shea Butter


Shea butter is a solid at room temperature.  It helps these foot fizzies hold their shape.  If you don't make bath bombs often, this can help you create a harder bomb that is less likely to break.

Shea butter is also my favorite butter for moisturizing.  It has fatty acids and vitamins A and E to moisturize and nourish the skin.

Neem Oil


I used neem oil because it's a great anti-fungal carrier oil (source).  It may help reduce athlete's food caused by a fungus on the feet.

Neem oil does have a strong smell, but the essential oils cover it well in this recipe.



Polysorbate 80


Polysorbate 80 is an emulsifier and surfactant.  You don't have to use it, but it is nice to have in bath bombs and this peppermint pedicure foot bomb.

If you do not use polysorbate 80, then replace it with more neem oil or another carrier oil.

Since it's an emulsifer, it helps the colors and oil mix with the water.  Without it, the color and oils will sit on top of the water.  

Essential Oils


I used a blend of peppermint, eucalyptus, and rosemary to make this pedicure bath bomb recipe.  

Peppermint essential oil contains menthol, so it's cooling for your feet.  It feels amazing on tired and sore feet and helps them feel better right away.  

Eucalyptus essential oil is uplifting when used in aromatherapy.  It also helps soothe aching muscles.

Rosemary essential oil helps relieve sore and tight muscles.  It's also uplifting and clearing when used in aromatherapy.



I got these oils from Simply Earth.  They have free shipping for orders over $29, so you can get these shipped free if you buy all of them.

All of these oils are strong, so I used a very low percentage of essential oils in this peppermint pedicure bath bomb recipe.  

I made a 1.25 percent dilution and mixed the essential oils in a small bottle and used that.  I'll use the leftover oils in another recipe or make this again.  

To make a master blend, use:
  • 2 parts eucalyptus
  • 2 parts rosemary
  • 1 part peppermint
This is a strong blend, so I recommend no more than 1.25 percent for bath bombs.  

Tips and Notes


I was originally going to make round bath bombs, which is why you see the bath bomb mold.  After I made a few, I realized that they were entirely too large for a pedicure bath bomb.  

I ended up using my silicone ice cube tray.  It makes 1.25 inch cubes, which are perfect for foot fizzies.  This recipe will make 18 cubes.



You'll need to really pack the mixture in the mold.  The sides will bulge out, but you can fix that when you fill the cubes around it.

You can also use a small bath bomb mold to make these if you want to.

Water is the enemy of bath bombs because it activates the citric acid and baking soda.  Even humidity from the air can cause them to activate and cause warts on the outside of the bombs.  

If this happens, they are fine to use.  Store them in an airtight container to prevent damage.

I used mica because food coloring will activate the baking soda and citric acid.  You can also leave them white.

Ingredients



Tools and Supplies


Directions


Step #1


Melt and the shea butter in the microwave for 30 seconds.  I normally don't recommend microwaving shea butter because it can get gritty, but you will not notice it in this recipe.

Step #2


Combine the baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, shea butter, neem oil, polysorbate 80, essential oils, and mica in a bowl.  Stir very well to combine.  Make sure that there are no lumps.



Step #3


Spray with rubbing alcohol about 5 times.  Use a gloved hand to test the consistency.  It should hold its shape when you squeeze it.



Step #4


Pack it into the mold.  Press it down firmly or it will crumble when you take it out.  


Step #5


Let sit in a cool place until fully hardened.  Mine took about 2 hours.  Do not place them in the fridge because the humidity can cause them to activate and swell.

To use, drop one in a basin of warm water.  Let your feet soak for 15 minutes and pat dry.  Be careful because the oils will make your feet slippery.

If you like these peppermint pedicure bath bombs, then you'll love these recipes for your feet:

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Peppermint Pedicure Bath Bomb Recipe

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Soothe tired and achy feet with these peppermint pedicure bath bombs. They have shea butter to soften your feet and essential oils to soothe.

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  1. Melt and the shea butter in the microwave for 30 seconds. I normally don't recommend microwaving shea butter because it can get gritty, but you will not notice it in this recipe.
  2. Combine the baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, shea butter, neem oil, polysorbate 80, essential oils, and mica in a bowl. Stir very well to combine. Make sure that there are no lumps.
  3. Spray with rubbing alcohol about 5 times. Use a gloved hand to test the consistency. It should hold its shape when you squeeze it.
  4. Pack it into the mold. Press it down firmly or it will crumble when you take it out.
  5. Let sit in a cool place until fully hardened. Mine took about 2 hours. Do not place them in the fridge because the humidity can cause them to activate and swell.
  6. To use, drop one in a basin of warm water. Let your feet soak for 15 minutes and pat dry. Be careful because the oils will make your feet slippery.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.