Nothing is more luxurious than a hot bath at the end of the day with fizzing, relaxing scented bath bombs. To get the same luxe feel but at a fraction of the cost, follow these easy steps to make your own. They are great for pampering yourself, but also make excellent gifts. They are perfect for Mother’s Day, birthdays or shower gifts.
- 1 cup Baking soda
- 1/2 cup Citric acid (available online)
- 1/2 cup Epsom salts
- 2/3 tsp. Water
- 3 tsp. Lavender essential oil
- 3 tsp. Oil (coconut or olive)
- Food coloring (purple)
- Large bowl
- 2 Small bowls
- Measuring cup & spoon
- Muffin tin (or other mold)
- Mix together dry ingredients in large bowl.
- Separate about a ⅓ of the mixture into another bowl (this will stay white)
- Mix together oils in small bowl. Separate about ⅓ of the oil to use in the white portion.
- Add water and purple food color to ⅔ of the oil and mix together. We used 4 drops of purple food color for these.
- Slowly add liquid mixture to dry ingredients mixing frequently. Do this for both the white and purple portions.
- Add some purple mixture into the muffin tins. (This recipe made 7 bombs). Press the mixture hard into the tin. Add more mixture and press until they are filled about halfway. (You can use other things as molds. Specially made bath bombs molds, Easter eggs or hollow Christmas ornaments all work too.)
- Add a layer of white mixture on top of the purple and press until firm. (Pressing hard is what makes the mixture hold together.)
- Let the bombs set for about 10 minutes before removing.
- To remove the bombs from the tin, cover with a sheet of wax paper and flip the tin over. Tap the cups with a spoon or butter knife to release them from the pan.
- Let them sit for a few hours or overnight to fully dry.
That’s it, you’re ready to enjoy a luxurious bath, or wrap them up to give as a relaxing gift.