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Sometimes I get this desire to DIY anything and everything.
I’m not sure if I’m the only one, but sometimes it’s just fun to try and recreate something that we would normally just buy at the store. Sometimes these DIYs go off without a hitch and sometimes they require a little more effort and a couple extra hands on deck. I’m going to be honest with you, these homemade bath bombs took a little tweaking and I had to have Cory assist me with them. Once we got the hang of it though and got the ingredients and the process down, I think we could manage recreating these again for some nice relaxing baths and gifts for family and friends!
I’ll explain some of the tweaks we had to make and a few tips and tricks so you can be successful with these fun little bath bombs if you give this DIY a try yourself! (We’ve got your back!)
Homemade Bath Bombs:
1. 1 cup of baking soda
2. 1/2 cup of citric acid
3. 1/2 cup of corn starch
4. 1/2 cup of epsom salts
5. 4 tsp of water
6. 2 tsp of lavender essential oil
7. 4 drops of natural blue food coloring
8. 4 drops of natural red food coloring
9. 2 1/2 tbsp of coconut oil, melted
10. Molds — you can buy bath bomb molds or Christmas ornaments that split in the middle.
1. First, combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk until all of the clumps are out and it has a smooth consistency.
2. Put your wet ingredients in a jar and shake to combine.
3. Add your wet ingredients to the dry ingredients very slowly while whisking. If the mixture begins to foam, then you’re going to fast! This is where an extra set of hands is very helpful! The consistency of the mixture should feel like damp sand. If the mixture does not mold together easily, then you will need to add a small amounts of water until it does.
4. Once the mixture is complete, get them into the molds as soon as you can. This is another point where an extra set of hands is invaluable! When filling the molds, add a little extra to the middle of one, so it fills both sides adequately.
5. Let sit in the mold for 15 minutes before taking the top off of the mold. Do this very, very gently.
6. Let them sit and dry for 8 hours or overnight.
7. When they’re dry, they’re immediately ready for use! Drop them in a nice hot bath, lay back, and relax!
Being I’m not allowed to test these out, quite yet, since I had surgery just about 1 week ago, but you better believe I’ll be making Alea’s bath time extra fun and relaxing with these fun, fizzing bath bombs! I remember whenever I went to my aunts house, she would have bath bombs all ready for me to use in her big, jetted bath tub! It was the best!
And after you finish up with your bath bomb bath, you can lather up with this awesome Jergen’s Wet Skin Moisturizer before you even dry off. The coconut oil variety the best, but that’s of course nothing against the green tea oil and monoi oil varieties! I love this lotion after I get out of the shower or bath because applying it to wet skin helps it absorb 2 times faster and it leaves my skin feeling silky smooth all day long. And that’s saying quite a lot for these extremely dry midwest winters!
Have you ever made homemade bath bombs?
Which essential oils would you add?