I love to take baths whenever I can, really, who doesn’t love the chance to relax. For years I’ve used just cheap bubbles in the tub but lately I have been changing things up and adding different oils as well. One thing I have wanted to try is a Lush Bath Bomb but unfortunately the closest LUSH store is over an hour away and I hate to pay for shipping.
Since I can’t get to a Lush store for some bath bombs, I figured why not make some of my own?
Create Your Own Bath Bombs
Using this great recipe below, you can create your own bath bombs in no time. Not only are these great to use for yourself, but they also make great gifts for family and friends. Who doesn’t like a relaxing bath?
Here’s what you need to get started.
- 8 ounces Baking Soda for your skin and the bath water
- 4 ounces Cream of Tartar
- 4 ounces Corn Starch
- 4 ounces Epsom Salts
- 3/4 tsp. Water
- 2 tsp. Essential Oil for scent ( Lavender )
- 2 tsp. Coconut Oil
- Food coloring if you want colored bombs (Purple)
- A decoration, like dried flowers, non-toxic glitter, or sugar cake decorations.
- A small mini muffin pan
Get started on your bath bombs by mixing all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl (salt, baking soda, cornstarch and cream of tartar).
Next, in a separate small bowl, mix water, oil, and food coloring.
Then go ahead and mix your wet and dry ingredients.
At this point, your mixture should resemble wet sand. Adding the food coloring helps you figure out if it’s well-mixed, an even color means a good mix. When you squeeze some in your fist, it should hold together. If it doesn’t, add water a few drops at a time until desired consistency is reached.
Once you have your ingredients mixed together, it is time to tightly pack the mixture down into your mold. You want to make sure it is packed together very well to ensure your bomb will not fall apart when you remove it from the mold.
Let dry 24 hours.
Once your bath bombs are dry, they are ready for use. Just drop one into your next bath and enjoy the scent, the fizz, and just relax
**I recommend not removing from the mold until the mixture is completely dry. However, depending on your mold shape, you may have success with early removal so you can reuse the molds more quickly. Cupcake and Flat shapes work great removing them from the mold early.**
Products I Recommend for This Project:
- Epsom Salts
- Essential Oils
- Coconut Oil
- Food Coloring
- Dried Flowers
- Silicone Muffin Pan
- Silicone Mini Muffin Pan
- Cake Pop Molds
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