Who doesn’t love a relaxing soak at the end of a long the day? Instead of a bubbles, drop in a bath bomb and watch your bathtub explode with a burst of color, fragrance and effervescence!
While retailers like LUSH offer a wide selection of bath bombs, you can make your own with the recipe below!
Homemade Bath Bombs
What you’ll need:
4 oz. baking soda
2 oz. corn starch
2 oz. citric acid
2 oz. Epsom salt
1teaspoon of water
1 teaspoon essential oil of your choice
1 1/4 teaspoon oil (I like coconut)
1-2 drops food coloring (optional but recommended)
A mold (you can use those cute rubber ice trays in fun shapes!)
In a bowl combine the dry ingredients (baking soda, cornstarch, citric acid, Epsom salt). In a small glass jar stir together the wet ingredients (teaspoons water, essential oil, teaspoon oil, food coloring). Slowly pour the liquid mixture in with the dry mixture, whisking as you go. If you see the mixture fizz or foam, you may be adding the liquid too quickly. Once all the wet ingredients are combined with the dry, take a small amount in your hand and squeeze it together. It should stick together fairly well in one or two big chunks. If it's still too powdery to hold together, just add a tiny bit more water and mix until it does hold together.
Fill your mold with the mixture until it’s just overflowing. Then, pack it into the mold. Leave the mold out to dry for about 10 minutes and then very gently remove each bomb from its mold. Once they are completely out of the mold, allow them to dry out overnight. Once very dry, you can wrap them in plastic wrap and store in a dry place until you're ready to use them.
They make for a great bath for yourself, but you can also give them as gifts.