LAVENDER & CITRUS
DIY BATH BOMBS
I've always wanted to make bath bombs. So when I purchased some new essential oils recently...I got busy making bombs right away! What a fun project to do with friends or your kids! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did!!
DIY Non-toxic Bath Bombs (makes four 2″ bombs) 8 ounces -or 1 cup Baking Soda (soften and reduce any irritants on skin) 4 ounces -or 1/2 cup Citric Acid for fizz (you can buy it on Amazon or in the canning isle) 4 ounces -or 1/2 cup Corn Starch (reduces any irritants on skin) 4 ounces -or 1/2 cup Epsom Salts (helps detox for more soft skin) 3/4 tsp. Water 2 tsp. Essential Oil for scent and aromatherapy 2 tsp. vitamin E oil (to soften skin) For decoration I used dried, lavender from the garden. I also used non-toxic food dyes. The colors are fun to use, but certainly not mandatory.
pick your favorite combo
Directions Mix all dry ingredients EXCEPT citric acid in a large mixing bowl (salt, baking soda, cornstarch). In a separate small bowl, mix water and oil. Combine the wet and dry mixture, which should resemble the texture of wet sand. When you squeeze some in your fist, it should hold together. If it doesn’t, add water by squirting with a water sprayer bottle until desired consistency is reached. Add citric acid and mix again (do NOT use your hands at this point as the pure citric acid is abrasive) Next, separate out any amount you desire to be a different color. Use small mixing bowls for separate colors...add food dye & mix vigorously (and you can now use your hands as the citric acid is mixed in thoroughly enough). Add in your desired decorations and mix with a spoon. Pack tightly into the mold and if using a round bath bomb mold, simply pop out to dry. Or if using another mold (like an old ice cube tray) let dry in the mold for 24-48 hours. Quick Tip: Don’t use the mold for ice after you’ve used it to make bath bombs. The essential oils are strong!
purchase or invent
I purchased my molds on Amazon, but you could easily use small items you have around the house like plastic eggs, old muffin tins or even your own hands. Just know that the essential oils are very strong & unless you're using stainless steel or glass...you won't want to serve food from those items ever again.
You can have fun adding dried botanicals or even lemon peels to your bath bombs, just don't go over board. Too many goodies can break your bomb in half or clog bathtub drains.
Be careful as you're mixing & molding...things can get out of hand pretty quickly!
They smell heavenly!!!! I can't wait to draw a bath...
LET THEM CURE 24-48 HOURS
I doubled the recipe to make eight 2" round bath bombs. They will make perfect gifts for friends & family!
Enjoy playing around with all the different variations of scents, colors, ingredients & flowers! You can find lots of wonderful recipes by searching Pinterest. The recipe I've featured is adapted from a recipe found over here: http://sugarandcharm.com/2015/04/diy-non-toxic-bath-fizzes.html #stellerstories #steller #diy #bathbomb #craft #recipe #creative #bodycare #handcrafted #handmadewithlove #handmade #essentialoils #lavender #lemon #beauty #spa #bathroom