In our newest Martin & Sylvia: Learning Days story, “A Special Bath for You”, poor Daddy has a Christmas cold. Brother and sister know just what to do: use their newfound love of herbal healing to make special soothing bath bombs! Once they get going, they discover they could make unique bath bombs for all the people they love — and maybe even create a little magic at the same time.
Would you like to join in on the healing and magic — and take some time to soothe and ease now that the busy-ness of the holidays is winding down? We’ve partnered with our friend Josie Hamor of On Willow’s Bend to bring you a special tutorial for making your own lavender and coconut bath bomb wands so that you can do just that!
More about Herbal Healing
Teaching kids about the benefits of using herbs and spices from nature helps foster connections to the natural world and create healthy habits at the same time! Herbalism is an age-old practice and today there is also evidence for the effectiveness of using natural compounds for calming, self-care, and soothing ailments. You can read about five benefits of teaching and using herbs with kids on The Sage Gardeniuty Blog .
Today’s Tutorial uses epsom salts and lavender to create a soothing, calming bath. Epsom salts can help detoxify and boost the immune system, while lavender is known to aid in relaxation, sleep, and support healing.
How to Make Your Own Magical Bath Wands
Follow Josie’s helpful tutorial by downloading the free printable guide. To get started you will just need:
- ½ cup coconut powder
- ½ cup citric acid
- 1 cup bi-carbonate soda
- ½ cup corn flower
- 3 tbsp epsom salts
- 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 6-8 drops lavender oil
- Dried lavender and/or dried flower petals (optional)
- Silicone star mold or bath mold
- 6 straight, strong sticks
- A pocket knife
Download the printable guide from Josie of On Willow's bend here.
More About On Willow’s Bend
Josie Hamor of On Willow’s Bend is a home educating mama of five wonderful girls and lives in the beautiful island state of Tasmania, Australia. Josie and her girls love to spend time outdoors and enjoy bushwalking, camping, rock climbing, and kayaking. On days at home they love to read, craft, and cook together. Josie draws inspiration from the Waldorf and Forest School educational philosophies and strives to give her girls a childhood that is filled with magic, wonder, and delight.
More About Martin & Sylvia
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About the Authors
Josie is a home educating mama of five wonderful girls and lives in the beautiful island state of Tasmania, Australia. Josie and her girls love to spend time outdoors and enjoy bushwalking, camping, rock climbing, and kayaking. On days at home they love to read, craft, and cook together. The founder and content creator for On Willow's Bend, Josie draws inspiration from the Waldorf and Forest School educational philosophies. She strives to give her girls a childhood that is filled with magic, wonder, and delight.
Jessica is a content creator, writer, strategist, and vintage pyrex collector. She has a passion for facilitating authentic connection, whether that's through her work at Sparkle Stories or her songwriting.