This was a little bit of a Pinterest fail in terms of the way they look, but these bath bombs actually came out really nicely. I was pretty impressed with myself *flicks hair*.
They were SUPER easy and with a little tweaking of the ingredients and the right mold they could be really pretty and a great gift.
The scents I made were: peppermint for when my muscles are sore, eucalyptus for when I have a stuffy nose, and lavender-thyme for a relaxing bath.
I am not going to try and make this sound any harder than it is. It is so easy that it could be a summertime or weekend activity with kids – they would love it! I kept mine super simple since they are just for me and I am lazayyy, but you can find herbs, natural food coloring, or other ways to spice them up and make them more exciting.
- 1 cup of baking soda
- 1/2 cup of Epsom salts
- 1/2 cup of citric acid (I did not use this)
- 1/2 cup of corn starch
- 1 tsp. of water
- 1 tsp oil (I used grapeseed oil, but any carrier oil will do)
- Essential oils of your choosing
- Mix the dry ingredients
- Mix the wet ingredients
- Combine – the consistency should be a little crumbly
- Place in whatever mold you like
- Leave to dry for about a day or until dried out
A few notes:
I didn’t add citric acid to mine a) because I couldn’t find it anywhere close by (again, I am lazy) and b) I don’t care so much about the fizzing of a bath bomb as I do about the scent and the way it makes my skin feel. Because I’m a dingbat and didn’t account for this in terms of the ratio of wet to dry ingredients, my b-bombs came out a little bit wet and took FOREVER to dry.
You can use however much essential oil you would like. I have sensitive skin so I used what would be about 2 drops per bath bomb. Just guesstimate about how many b-bombs you can make with this recipe and your mold and add however much essential oil you see fit.
I used silicone cupcake liners as molds which didn’t provide the most breathable layer for drying. When I went to pop mine out of the molds the bottoms were still wet and so they didn’t come out of the mold all of the way and let me tell you, some of them were UGLY. Just a warning for anyone else looking to use a silicone mold.