Quickly melt away the stress with these homemade bath bombs! Just follow this easy recipe that you can use over and over again to make any way you want.
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I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things to do at night is relax in my bath with a good book. Then the invention of bath bombs made that moment even better! This year when I was buying Christmas gifts I saw them everywhere and I think I received about 5 myself. They are amazing and come in all different scents. It wasn’t until I was in a local shop that sells them that the thought hit me, I bet I could make these on my own for the price they were selling one for. Well I did my friends and I am in love with the results! It was just like following a recipe and it was so easy and fun and I’m going to show you how you can make homemade bath bombs easy and simple!
I will provide the list of materials below as well as a step-by-step on how to make them, but just know that you can use this recipe below to make any type of bath bomb and just change out the oils that you add, or add food coloring. I just went with rose oil and roses since we are coming up on Valentine’s Day and I thought that would be a fun idea! I may or may not be in my sweat pants and t-shirt during this tutorial so excuse me ahead of time! So here we go:
Bath Bomb Recipe Ingredients and Materials
- 1 cup of baking soda
- 1/2 cup of epsom salt
- 1/2 cup of citric acid
- 1/4 cup of cornstarch
- 3 tsp of almond oil
- 6 drops of rose essential oil (or any oil of your choice if you don’t want rose)
- 6 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
- dried roses (only if you’re making the rose bath bombs)
- 1 1/2 tsp of water
- bath bomb molds
- whisk or spoon
- a large mixing bowl
How to Make DIY Bath Bombs
Step 1: Combine Dry Ingredients – In a large bowl combine your baking soda, epsom salt, citric acid, and corn starch. Be sure to whisk it up pretty well.
Step 2: Add your dried roses – the roses I purchased were small buds so I was able to roll them between my fingers for the petals to easily fall off or you could buy petals and crush them up into your dry ingredients. Be sure to mix them up well into your dried ingredients so they get distributed all the way through.
Step 3: Mix together your wet ingredients – In a separate bowl mix together your almond oil, water, rose oil, and eucalyptus oil.
Step 4: Combine all ingredients – Combine together your dry and wet ingredients in the large mixing bowl. You will see it start to fizz and bubble…that is normal, but try to go slow with this step! 😉
Step 5: Whisk well all ingredients – Whisk all of the ingredients together well. Make sure that you are feeling of your mixture along the way. I ended up dropping the whisk and using my hands to get it all mashed up. It should feel like damp sand. If it feels too dry add a tsp of water and mix together. Keep doing that until it feels damp. Don’t over do it though! Pick some up and mash it together and if it holds shape, you’re ready to go.
Step 6: Fill your molds – Now it’s time to fill those molds! This batch makes about 4 large and a couple of small bath bombs. Fill one side of the mold making sure to pack it in pretty well but overfill it a little bit. Then fill the other half of the mold the same way and mash them together.
Step 7: Let them harden – I let mine sit in the molds for about an hour and then I took them out and laid them on a towel to completely dry over night. You may have to gently wiggle them out of the molds a little but they will come out. I twisted each piece of the mold until they loosened up. Then you’re done! You have beautiful bath bombs that smell amazing and are perfect for your relaxing night in the tub away from it all!
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How Long do DIY Bath Bombs Last?
After a little research on this topic, the most consistent answer was to treat the ingredients in bath bombs like food. They shelf life of the ingredients in bath bombs is six months. I’m sure you’ll have them used up by then 😉
Top Tips for Making Bath Bombs
- Try and use liquid food coloring. The gel food coloring tends to clump when mixed in.
- Work quickly. Once you have all of your ingredients together try and work as quickly as possible to get them into the molds.
- Be sure to store them in a cool dry place to get longer life out of them.
- Have fun with them! Get crazy and add as many colors as you like.
So what do you think? What would be a scent you would want to try?
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