Bath bombs should be a bathroom staple for self-care nights. They’re good for your skin, your nose, and your spirit. They’re surprisingly easy to make, and serve as great DIY gift, too. Here’s a recipe for easy bath bombs:
- Corn Starch
- Epsom Salts
- Baking soda
- Essential oil of your choice
- Coconut oil
- Mold (plastic baking molds with halves are perfect)
- Citric Acid (this creates the fizz)
A note about citric acid
- You can buy some from Faithful to Nature
- If you don’t want to use citric acid, here is a recipe for bath bombs with a combination of apple cider vinegar and baking soda instead.
- Food colouring
- dry flowers (lavender or rose work well)
- Combine the wet ingredients. If you’re using food colouring, remember to use less than more!
- Combine the dry ingredients separately (except the citric acid! This will fizz as soon as it’s exposed to wet ingredients)
- SLOWLY mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients (still without the citric acid). You can use your hands. It should feel like wet sand.
- At this point, SLOWLY add the citric acid. It might fizz but don’t panic.
- Press the mixture into each half of your mold, packing it tightly.
- Place the mold halves together and press them closed.
- Leave to dry for at least 24 hours.
- Tap the outside of the mold and gently twist it to separate when removing the bombs.
- You can add lots of things into bath bombs, especially for kids! Small toys or body glitter is popular.
- You can substitute coconut oil with other oils, like almond oil. Oil helps the mixture stick to itself, and also delays the fizzing, but there’s nothing special about coconut oil in particular.
- Use any essential oil you like, or combine some. Remember that higher quality oils will give you a better smell and feel once in the bath.