DIY Bath Bombs

November 5, 2014

DIY Bath Bombs

I adore a long, hot soak in the tub after a really busy day in the soap studio. It allows me to unwind, leave the stress on the bathmat, and have a minute to myself.

Being the natural minded mama that I am, I don’t use commercial bubbles and bath fizzies. I make my own and absolutely love doing it! My son gets in on the act and often helps me whip up a batch to his specifications.

Bath bombs are really easy to make although they may seems intimidating at first. Don’t worry. Once you make a batch you will be hooked! Are you ready to get started?

DIY Bath Bombs

Ingredients

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup citric acid powder
  • 1 cup epsom salt
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil or light olive oil
  • 40 drops of your essential oils of choice
  • Natural food coloring (optional but really fun for the kids)

Kitchen Tools

  • Whisk
  • 1 large glass mixing bowl
  • 1 small glass mixing bowl
  • Measuring cup and spoons
  • Silicone molds

Directions

  1. In the large mixing bowl, add the baking soda, citric acid powder, and Epson salt. Mix them until well incorporated.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, mix the water, oil, and essential oils.
  3. Using a whisk, slowly mix the wet ingredients into the dry mix. Do this one teaspoon at a time. If you pour too much in too quickly, it will start fizzing. If your mixture starts to fizz, add a bit of the dry ingredients to the fizzing parts to stop the chemical reaction.
  4. After you have ¾ of the wet ingredients incorporated into the dry ingredients, add the food coloring. If you want more than one color, simply divide the batch into a second bowl.
  5. Add the remainder of the wet ingredients and whisk until everything is well blended.
  6. Your finished mixture should have the consistency of slightly damp sand and should squish in your hands without crumbling. If it doesn’t, add more wet or dry ingredients as needed.
  7. If using silicone molds, there is no need to grease them. If you are using a muffin tin, you will want to either use cupcake liners or grease them with a bit of coconut oil.
  8. Now, you want to overfill your molds with your bath bomb mixture. Pack it in and smush it down tight.
  9. Take the bath bombs out of the molds by flipping the molds over and lightly squeezing their sides.
  10. You don’t want the bath bombs to fizz out at this point, so lightly tap them with a paper towel to soak up some of the dampness, then let them dry out for at least 48 hours.

That’s it! Awesome bath bombs for next to nothing. And they make you feel oh-so-good!

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