When they hit the hot water in your tub, these easy-to-make bath accessories set off a fizzy reaction that releases super-relaxing essential oils – the perfect cure for a stressful day! Plus, they make great gifts! Pamper yourself (or your loved one) and make DIY bath bombs.
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Note: One of the best parts of making your own bath bombs is getting to choose the essential oils! You can go with floral scents like lavender or rosemary, or a citrus blend with lemon or grapefruit. Some other common essential oils used for bath bombs are peppermint, vanilla and chamomile.
This recipe makes about three 8 oz. bath bombs, but you can double the recipe if you’re planning to make more as gifts or wedding favors.
Combine dry ingredients. Dump all of your dry ingredients (citric acid, corn starch, Epsom salts and baking soda) into a big bowl and stir them together with your whisk.
Combine wet ingredients. Place all of your wet ingredients (water, essential oils, almond oil and food coloring) into a cup and stir until they’re mixed.
Mix together. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir them. The mixture should begin to clump together.
Pack into mold. Grab your plastic mold and pack the mixture into the first half of your mold. Pack it as tightly as you can! Then do the same with the second half of your dome mold.
Press together. Add some extra mixture on top of the second half and squeeze the molds together to create your sphere. Press firmly! If the mixture isn’t packing well, place the ingredients back in the bowl and add a tiny amount of water. Be careful, though – too much water will ruin your bath bomb!
Let them dry. Wait a few minutes and then carefully remove the bath bomb from the mold. Place them on wax paper or on top of a fluffy towel. Let them dry for at least one day before you use them. If your bath bombs are a gift, wrap them in cellophane or tissue paper. To store them at home, keep them in a plastic, airtight container.