DIY Bath Bombs

We started making bath bombs for fun with our family.  First we made gifts, then we started to sell them. We wanted to share this joy with others…And you get to turn your phone off.

INGREDIENTS:

2c. Baking Soda

1c.  Citric Acid

1c.  Corn Starch

1c. Epsom Salt

2Tb Dried buds or petals of choice

1ml Organic Favorite Essential Oil

Spray Bottle

Bath Bomb Molds

Coconut Oil

Gloves

Step 1:  Read over the Pro Tips before getting started.

Set up a towel with wax paper on top.  In a large mixing bowl use a wire whisk to combine the ALL dry ingredients:  Baking Soda, Cornstarch, Citric Acid & Epsom Salt.

Step 2: Fill half of your cute spray bottle with water.  (See Pro tips)

Step 3:  Drizzle Craft Brand Bottled oil over the dry ingredients.  Next add your Scented Essential oil choice: Lavender, Eucalyptus or Lemon.  (If you want to use different scents divide the dry mix into separate bowls.)

Step 4:  The tricky part, spray water bottle a few times and gently stir…Your mix should now be the consistency of wet sand, and ready to mold.  If it is crumbling or cracking spray some more.  Just spray a little at a time, until it starts to stick together. 

(If you want lavender buds or rose petals in the bath bombs – add it now.  If you want it on just the top of the bath bomb put pieces in the bottom of the bath bomb mold).

Step 5:  Using the bath bomb mold, scoop up enough of the mixture into each half of the bath bomb, so that both sides are over-full.  Really pack it in.  Press the two halves of the mold together tightly, to compress the bath bomb mixture into a tight package.  Brush off any excess mixture.

Pro Tips
The bath bombs will fizz but won’t be able to hold shape if you use too much water.
You can save some essential oil to use in the tub with or without bath bombs. If you like them lightly scented you can add more at tub time. We use oils all over the house, car and gym!
In very humid climates, some prefer to use rubbing alcohol instead of water to avoid over saturating the bath bombs. In dry climates, witch hazel can be used in place of water.
While mixing be sure to avoid the fizzing of ingredients. This is activating the bath bomb.
Put in freezer to make them harden quicker.

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or this is even easier…

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DIY Bath Bombs

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