Bath Bomb DIY

 

Just like so many ladies, one of my FAVORITE ways to relax is a nice hot bath with some great bath products. Just sitting and soaking my cares away makes my week.

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I have been trying many different bath bombs recently, all from different companies, just to see what my favorite things about them were. I really love almost every version that I tried and decided to take a crack at making my own. This has been a real test with some being too oily, some not smelling very delicious, and others not fizzing as much as I wanted.

 

I searched and scoured the inter-webs and adapted several recipes to come up with the following one.

  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/4cup citric acid
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1/4 cup epsom salts
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon 90% isopropyl alcohol, up to 1 tsp just until it holds together

Optional ingredients include: several drops soap food coloring, up to 1 teaspoon essential oil

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Let me warn you that this DIY is best done on a dry day, any humidity from the air can be absorbed by the bombs as they dry overnight and they can actually fizz and crack just from the moisture in the air. Big, and completely avoidable bummer.

 

When ready to make, whisk together all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Make sure they are well combined and have no clumps.

To that mixture, I like to add the coconut oil in a spray version. Trader Joes has a great one but if you cannot find pure coconut oil spray then traditional coconut oil works just fine.

After the oil has been sprayed, or mixed in if you are using the traditional kind, you can combine all the other wet ingredients together, including food coloring. I have a handy little spray bottle that I like to use to reduce the amount of fizzing in the bowl. {The more the bowl fizzes, the less your bath will}

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Now you must fill the molds. You can fill an easter egg, a plastic christmas ornament, the package from any circular object, or an actual bath bomb mold sold at craft stores or on amazon. The molds don’t need prepared, simply over-fill both halves and squish together. FullSizeRender-4.jpg

If at this point, the molds don’t stick together add a TINY bit more alcohol, and try again until they stick. After you get the bombs to hold their shape, place them on a piece of parchment paper and allow to dry overnight before storing them until use. FullSizeRender-3.jpg

This recipe made three bath bombs per batch. I suggest making one batch at a time if using for personal use, or as many as you need if you are gifting them.

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