Bath bombs are on the rage right now and I see them everywhere it seems like. I decided over the weekend we would give these a shot along with adding some of our own essential oils from YL in them. They were pretty simple to make but you had to have the right consistency for them to really form and stay together. Once we seemed to get the hang of it – it went pretty smooth. Let me share how we made them and the recipe so you can give it a shot too! My son got creative with me on these and loved doing this activity with me. I am now in love with putting Epsom salt and bath bombs in my bath weekly plus it gives your body some magnesium that it desperately needs! We made a couple different colors and I’ve seen so many styles made as well. We will be buying some new shape molds in the future to attempt some holiday ones. There is honestly no limits to what you can do when making these. Definitely, use your creativity!
The supplies you will need: baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, cornstarch, Mica Pigment powder, Coconut Oil, Water, and Essential Oils – we used Lavender, RC, etc. All of these supplies can be bought on Amazon and I provided exact links below to make it even easier for you! The molds I use are metal ones versus the silicone ones because I find it easier to work with but silicone can ones will do the job too.
1 Cup Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Corn Starch
1/2 Cup Citric Acid
2 Tbsp. Epsom Salt
Mica Powder – just add a small amount, to begin with as it will get darker as you add water
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
15 Drops Essential Oil
5 Tsp Water
Whisk together first 5 dry ingredients.
Add in Coconut Oil and Essential Oils – blend well.
Add water 1 Tsp at a time. It will foam, but that’s natural.
Mix with hands until it is mixed evenly.
Fill your molds & pack down lightly. Overfill slightly.
Press together in a slight twisting motion, holding it tightly together.
Remove carefully from the mold and set on wax paper to dry.
Let them sit for an hour before using, wrapping, or moving them.
A couple of hints when making these too – the constancy should be a mix of wet and dry. If the mixture is too dry use a spray bottle to add some moisture to it. If it is too wet give it time to sit as it will dry up on its own. Also, if the bomb crumbles apart after being sat down on the wax paper you do need to start over and add more moisture. Once you make a couple of them, you will get the hang of it. This was our first time and we had a blast making them for gifts. We tested out these in the bathtub the day after we made them and they were amazing in the tub! I actually got some relaxation time without my kids and I smelled amazing right before bed. The lavender has to be my favorite ones so far. We used the rest of our batch for holiday gifts and wrapped them up in cute bags with ribbon. I highly suggest giving these a try, you won’t regret it!