If you’re a frequent reader of this blog, you will remember from my Tuesday Rambling, WTF Matrix?, that I am not a shower person. I love bath bombs, but they can be quite expensive if you purchase them on the regular. They are super easy to make and are just as enjoyable as anything you can get in the store. They also make great gifts.
- Mold of your choice (silicone candy molds, muffin tins or specialty plastic bath bomb molds which I purchased from Amazon)
- 1 cup Citric Acid (can be purchased in the canning section of most grocery stores or ordered on Amazon)
- 2 cups Baking Soda
- 1/2 cup Corn Starch
- 6 Tbsp Oil (coconut or almond)
- 4 Tbsp Epsom Salt with optional food colouring (few drops only)
- Witch Hazel Spray
- Essential Oil
- Dried flowers (optional, they will make a mess of your tub but I like them anyway – you can always tie a cheesecloth around the bomb if you want to contain the mess)
- Sugar flowers purchased in the cake decorating aisle of most craft stores or grocery stores.
- Disposable gloves (citric acid can ruin your nailpolish)
- In a small bowl, add epsom salt with 1-2 drops of food colouring of your choice. Mix well and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, add all of your dry ingredients and mix well making sure there are no lumps.
- Add oil and 20 drops of essential oil of your choice. Caution should always be used when using essential oil, especially for small children and pregnant or nursing women. Make sure you research your oil of choice. Citrus E.O. can also be hard on the skin if too much is used.
- Mix well, and spray with witch hazel until mixture holds together when squeezed in your hand. Should be the consistency of wet sand.
- Mix salt into the mixture creating a nice speckled effect.
- If using, place dried rosebud in the bottom of one half of your mold and fill with your bomb mixture. Pack well. If you don’t want to use a dried rosebud due to the mess, you can use a sugar flower purchased in the cake decorating aisle of most craft stores or grocery stores.
- On the other half of the mold, fill mold almost to the top, leaving a hollow for the dried lavender flowers (if using) and then cover with more bath bomb mixture. Pack well and put two halves together with a twisting motion.
- Let dry for 24 hours and then unmold.
You can either leave them in their molds or wrap in plastic wrap to prevent them from drying out too much. If they are exposed for too long to the air, they will lose some of their fizziness.