There‘s no better way to relax than soaking in a warm bath. Adding a DIY handmade bath bomb makes the experience more pleasant. You get a relaxing environment without spending money on it. Since bath bombs can be costly, making your own ensures that you enjoy a luxurious spa treatment on a tight budget and in the comfort of your bathroom.
Making bath bombs is an easy and fun undertaking. You are also in control and can add the fragrances and colors you love. The best part is that you can get most of the ingredients from your kitchen. However, if you want to add more ingredients, your nearest food store can come in handy. Here is a simple recipe that you can follow to make your bath bomb.
- Dust mask
- Mixing bowls
- Vinyl or latex gloves to protect your hands
- Eye protection
- Sieve for removing lumps
- Molds for shaping the bath bombs
- 2-3 drops food coloring
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1 cup baking soda
- 2 tsp. essential oil
- 3tsp. Water
- 1/2 cup Epsom salts
- 3/4 cup corn starch
If you are new to this, it is advisable to start with small bath bombs since they are more robust. The bigger ones will give you a hard time since they crumble easily.
The first thing is to mix the dry ingredients (corn starch, Epsom salt, baking soda, and citric acid) in a separate bowl. Make sure that the mixture does not have any clumps. Next, mix the wet ingredients in another bowl (food coloring, essential oil, and water). You have the freedom to use any essential oil or fragrance you like. You also get to choose your favorite color, or you can mix different pigments. Isn’t that exciting?
The second step is to combine the dry and wet ingredients. Add the wet ingredients slowly. Make sure you pour in a small amount at a time so that it does not activate the solution. The mixture starts to clump, and you have to keep mixing until you get a uniform texture.
Now it’s time to fill the bath bomb molds. You have to be fast in this step to prevent the mixture from drying out while still in the bowl. Make sure you have enough molds to make many bombs at once. Press the mixture so that it holds firmly into the silicone mold.
Leave it to dry overnight, or you can choose to refrigerate it for about 30 minutes. In case you have put a lot of details in your mold, then you should give it the whole day to dry out. Pop them out once they’re completely dry.
There you go! Now you have made your bath bombs just by following a few simple steps. Go ahead and throw them into the bathtub and enjoy a relaxing bath. Store the remaining ones in a shrink wrap so that they remain fresh for longer. If you need more, simply repeat the process. Enjoy!