DIY Bath Bombs
Who doesn’t love a good bubble bath? Have fun making your own bath bombs to make your next tub time extra special. These are a fun project to make with the kids (they’ll love watching them fizz at bath time!) and make great homemade gifts. The ingredients are easy to find (you’ve probably already got most of them) and are a natural alternative to help you relax at the end of a busy day.
1 cup citric acid
2 cups baking soda
1 tsp essential oil of your choice (lavender is a fave for relaxation)
1- 1 ½ tsp witch hazel or coconut oil (you can use water in a pinch)
Molds (you can find a variety, including the classic round ones on Amazon or at Michaels- you can also use your hands)
Food colouring (optional)
Dried lavender, or flower petals (optional, for decoration)
1, Mix the citric acid & baking soda well (use a blender to mix to avoid a grainy texture) and add any petals, etc you’ll be using for decoration
2. Add essential oil & colouring if you’re using & mix well
3. Add witch hazel or coconut oil (if using coconut oil you’ll want to melt it first) & mix together until the mixture sticks together when squeezed
4. Pack the mixture into the molds* or roll the mixture into round balls by hand and allow to dry for 4 hours in the mold, then pop out gently and allow to dry for another 4 hours.
(If using round molds: fill each half so that a little overflows, then press together; remove one half of the round mold and allow to dry following the instructions above
* you can press dried flowers into the mold before the mixture for a pretty flower bath bomb
Wrap these up as sweet DIY gifts (they look so pretty in glass mason jars!) or store in a plastic bag until you’re ready to use them. Simply pop in the bath & enjoy!
Contributed by Katherine Petrunia, The Pampered Baby