2 Homemade Bath Bomb Ideas
Make your own homemade bath bombs with your favorite scents and sink into the soothing delight of a relaxing bath. When you make your own bath bombs, you know exactly what’s in them and have the chance to create your own signature scent. You also have the option to make them any size you want and to add a few drops of color to match your bath towels, your bathroom’s color scheme, or simply enjoy the natural hues of off-white bath salt tablets.
Fizzy Homemade Bath Bombs
If you like to imagine the luxury of sinking into a tub of bubbly champagne, then fizzy homemade bath bombs are for you. The citric acid in this recipe combines with the baking soda and Epsom salt to deliver a luxurious tingling sensation. Citric acid is available in bulk from online suppliers and is sold as a food preservative in the canning section of most grocery stores. When you are preparing to make your own DIY bath bomb collection, get everything set out and ready to go in the bowl. Because you have to work quickly, preparing your ingredients in a bowl makes sure the mixture stays pliable. With a bit of moisture, it’s easy to mold and set your bath bombs.
Pour 1 cup of baking soda, 1/2 cup of citric acid and 1/2 cup of Epsom salts in a large bowl. Open your essential oils and choose the scent or blend of scents you want to add to your bath bombs. In a smaller bowl or coffee mug, combine 1 teaspoon of water, 3 teaspoons of olive oil and a total of 2 teaspoons of your chosen essential oils. For example, you may want 2 teaspoons of relaxing lavender essential oil. You could also combine four 1/2-teaspoon doses - such as 1/2-teaspoon lavender, 1/2-teaspoon rosemary, 1/2-teaspoon lemon balm and 1/2-teaspoon green tea essential oil. If you want to add color, put two or three drops of food coloring in the liquids.
Add the liquids to the baking soda mixture and thoroughly stir everything together. The mixture should have a texture similar to baking mix and should pack loosely when you squeeze it in your hand. Firmly pack the bath bomb mix into molds, mini muffin tins, homemade soap molds or ice cube trays. Let your bath bombs dry for a day or two before removing them from their molds. Place the bath bombs in a sealed countertop container in your bathroom.
Silky, Smooth Bath Bombs
If you prefer to turn on the faucet and sink into a tub of warm water that feels like liquid satin, then these silky bath bombs are your easy-to-make answer. For bath bombs that provide a softer sensation, leave out the citric acid and add a blend of corn starch and cream of tartar. This combination lets you enjoy the healing sensation of the salts, and is still easy to add your favorite scents and colors.
To get started, pour 1 cup of baking soda, 1/4 cup of cornstarch, 2 tablespoons cream of tartar and 1 cup of Epsom salts into a large bowl. Mix everything together with a large serving spoon or fork. Select the blend of essential oils you want to add. In a separate container, mix 1 teaspoon of witch hazel, a total of 2-teaspoons essential oils and 3 tablespoons of coconut oil. If you want to add color, add two or three drops of food coloring.
Combine your wet and dry ingredients and press the powdery mixture into molds, ice cube trays or muffin tins. Let the bath bombs dry for a minimum of 24 hours before popping them out. Store your bath bombs in a sealed container on the counter, or in the medicine cabinet until you’re ready to use them. When you’re ready to relax in the tub, simply drop one or two of your silky, smooth bath bombs in hot water and enjoy the luxurious feeling and scent you created.