Tuesday , 21 January 2020
I don't know about you, but I love to grab some time to myself to indulge in a luxurious bath. And one of the things I love to add to my bath is a giant bath bomb to fizz away and add a gorgeous fragrance to my bath!

Make your own bath bomb fizzies

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Make your own bath bomb fizzies
I don’t know about you, but I love to grab some time to myself to indulge in a luxurious bath.  And one of the things I love to add to my bath is a giant bath bomb to fizz away and add a gorgeous fragrance to my bath!  My children really love bath bombs too, so if you are looking for a way to entice your kids to get clean more regularly, or just want to spoil yourself, then this might be just what you are looking for!  These bath bombs are very easy to make in bulk so this project is also suitable for making large quantities for gifts or party favours.

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups bicarbonate of soda
3/4 cup citric acid (I buy this in bulk from my health food store)
1/4 cup mineral or rock salts (optional)
1/8 cup dried petals such as lavender or chamomile (optional)
2 tsp almond or olive oil
2 tsp essential oil in your preferred fragrance or combination of fragrances
1 tsp water
5-6 drops of food colouring in the colour(s) of your choice (depending on how dark you want the colour)
Moulds for your bath bombs
Method
1. Mix the dry ingredients together in a large ceramic or glass bowl using a metal spoon.  But make sure that all of your equipment is bone dry first!
2. Mix the liquid ingredients together in a small bowl.
3. Quickly mix the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients, making sure that the mixture does not start reacting in the bowl.  Your mixture should look fairly dry like the picture below.
Make your own bath bomb fizzies

4. Press your mixture firmly into your moulds (you should not need to oil your moulds).

Make your own bath bomb fizzies
5. Leave in a warm and dry place overnight  (ensuring that pets and small hands can’t get to them, or you will end up with a mess and disappointment).
6. Carefully turn out your bath bombs once they have dried for at least 8 hours.

7. Enjoy a relaxing and beautiful-smelling bath!
Tips
1.  You can purchase round bath bomb moulds, but I like to use small jelly and chocolate moulds. You could always use ice cube trays in a pinch, although I wouldn’t recommend using them for ice ever again, LOL.
2. Always make sure that the essential oils you use are suitable for use on the body, such as for massage or for adding to soap.
3. I would avoid making bath bombs on particularly humid days.  Mine never turn out quite right in humid weather.

 

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5 comments

  1. Nice little gift ideaa – thanks for sharing the recipe.
    ciao,
    Elena

  2. I might try making these for Christmas stocking stuffers for my female relatives and the kids.

  3. Thank you for sharing these instructions! My niece will love these!

  4. How many does this make ?

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