DIY Bath Bombs for Sore Muscles

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Since having my daughter, I’ve become passionate about my health and fitness. I workout everyday during the week and have recently started mixing in some crossfit and more weightlifting workouts into my routine. Mixing up my workouts has left me using some muscles that I have not use in a looooong time.

I’m also a full-time stay-at-home MomWhen I don’t get a good nights sleep, mornings with my wild child are tough. Achy muscles and a lack of sleep equal a cranky, tired and sore mama. As you can see, I can’t afford to lose sleep at night. Since we having fewer hours of daylight right now (especially in Alaska where I live), it’s important to feel well enough to take advantage of the daylight we do have.  We do not want to waste the daylight hours because of a bad night’s sleep caused by pain. After I have a tough workout, I like to relax with a warm bath with bath bombs that I’ve made that aid in relieving sore muscles. I’ve also started taking TYLENOL® PM on nights when I struggle to sleep because of achy muscles and pain.


TYLENOL® PM is an over the counter pain brand that relieves minor aches and pains while helping you fall asleep and is non-habit forming when used as directed. Walgreens is currently collaborating with TYLENOL®  to offer a deal on TYLENOL® PM  100 count $11.99 ($1.50 off with Walgreens card) valid from 11/5-11/11. You can shop this deal by clicking the image above or by heading to your local Walgreens. You can find TYLENOL®PM down the pain reliever aisle. 

Now that I’ve told you all about my secret weapon in TYLENOL® PM, I have to tell you about how to make these amazing Bath Bombs!

I love working out and going on hikes. I normally do some kind of physical workout everyday. Sometimes I’m left with sore muscles and a normal bath doesn’t help relax my sore muscles. So I did a little research and changed some things around to make this awesome recipe for DIY Bath Bombs.

And the best part?

They help relieve sore and achy muscles. So you can not only have a relaxing bath, but you can help your body feel better in the process. These leave your bathwater cleaning and soothing. While most bath bombs contain an ingredient called citric acid, that can be harsh on your skin, this recipe calls for Cream of Tarter instead. When combined with baking soda it has the same fizzing results, without the chemicals.


  1. 1/2 cup of Epsom Salt

  2. 1/2 cup of Corn Starch

  3. 1 cup of Baking Soda

  4. 4 Tbsp of Cream of Tarter

  5. 2 Tbsp of Coconut Oil

  6. 1 1/2 Tsp of Water

  7. 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

  8. 10 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil

  9. 10 drops of Clove Essential Oil

  10. Large silicone ice cube molds

  11. Optional – Food Coloring


1. Combine Epsom Salt, Corn Starch, Baking Soda, Cream of Tarter, Coconut Oil, Water and Essential Oils.

2. Mix in a medium sized bowl until well combined.

3. After well combined add drops of food coloring and stir until the desired color is reached.

4. Pack tightly into silicone molds (I used a large cube and a round mold one)

5. Freeze for at least 24 hours

6. Store and enjoy!

Learn more about TYLENOL® PM on their website, Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

TYLENOL® PM contains a pain reliever and nighttime sleep aid. ©Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. 2017 The third party trademarks used herein are trademarks of their respective owners.



  1. Alyson | 8th Nov 17

    Never seen them made like this before! I’ve made my own with essential oils. My girls love them! I use the Deep Blue oil from DoTerra for sore muscles and it works great in a bath/bath bomb too!

    • Brittany | 9th Nov 17

      Oh I love Deep Blue!! Might have to add that the next time i make them

  2. Monica | 8th Nov 17

    I just recently started working out again so I can definitely use these(and the Tylenol tip)! Thanks so much for sharing, a

    • Brittany | 9th Nov 17

      I hope you love them!

  3. Heather | 9th Nov 17

    I’ve always wanted to make my own bath bombs! My oldest daughter is really into them and we always overspend with a visit to the bath bomb bar in the mall. This is a great recipe! #client

    • Brittany | 9th Nov 17

      Thank you!

  4. Rachel | 9th Nov 17

    I just ran a 5k with a large group of friends. We talked about doing another one in the spring, so I will have to make these to give out as gifts.

    • Brittany | 9th Nov 17

      That’s a great idea. Good luck on your future 5k!

  5. Toya | 9th Nov 17

    I will have to try making these. Thanks for sharing!

    • Brittany | 9th Nov 17

      I hope you love them!

  6. GiGi Eats | 9th Nov 17

    I NEED THIS ASAP because I really hurt my back yesterday!! 🙁

    • Brittany | 9th Nov 17

      Oh no!!! I hope this helps it feel better!

  7. Heather | 9th Nov 17

    I love this idea! I’ve never made my own bath bombs before and these would make a really cute gift as well. Thanks for sharing!

    • Brittany | 9th Nov 17

      So true! They’d make great gifts and they’re honestly easy to make!

  8. Shannon | 9th Nov 17

    Love this post. I definitely need this after a long day or workout…

    • Brittany | 9th Nov 17

      They’re always helpful!

  9. Shell | 9th Nov 17

    These bath bombs sound absolutely fabulous!!! I’ll have to make some this weekend…

    • Brittany | 9th Nov 17

      Let me know how it goes 🙂

  10. Natalie | 10th Nov 17

    Bath bombs are this pregnant mama’s best friend! I’ll need to try out your recipe!

    • Brittany | 10th Nov 17

      I hope you love it!

  11. Elizabeth Uchealor | 10th Nov 17

    I have never made soap before, talk of one who does not have that ability or perhaps it just doesn’t catch my interest, but it’s nice to read how it has helped you. Thanks for sharing

  12. Kendra | 10th Nov 17

    I love that they do not have citric acid in them. I don’t use bath bombs because of sensitive skin, but I may have to try this one!

    • Brittany | 10th Nov 17

      I hope you do! I have extremely sensitive skin too and these worked great for me.

  13. Mimi | 10th Nov 17

    I love but bombs but i’ve never tried to dyi them! These sounds awesome!

  14. hanna - platforms and pacifiers | 10th Nov 17

    These are awesome! I’m going to have to make like 100 of these for Christmas gifts! I feel like myself and everyone I know could use these!

  15. magen | 10th Nov 17

    I love bath bombs. I am going to have to try this!

  16. Rachel Catherine | 10th Nov 17

    This is such a cool idea! Now I want to go make these for myself and Christmas gifts.

  17. Gabriella | 10th Nov 17

    I always wondered how to make healthy bath bombs. These sound and look amazing!! They would make great stocking stuffers too. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Melissa | 11th Nov 17

    I need to make these for Christmas gifts!

  19. Anchal | 11th Nov 17

    Thank you so much for sharing this. As a mom, My muscles are always sore and tired. Will try this out for sure

  20. Julie I Aloha Lovely | 11th Nov 17

    Lavender and peppermint sounds interesting and amazing!

  21. AmberLynn | 11th Nov 17

    I’ve bought quite a few bath bombs from LUSH, but I don’t think I would have ever considered making my own, let alone one with Tylenol. I love the idea of making one myself, and one that will help with my sore muscles. My lower back gives me problems sometimes, so I will definitely have to try this idea.

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