Homemade Bath Bombs
Not much can bring as much delight from a bath as the magical effervescence, aromatics and and relaxing properties of a bath bomb.
Bath Bombs were created in 1989 by Mo Constantine in Australia. Mo was the Lush Founder and product inventor. The inspiration for the delightful fizzy balls...Alka Seltzer.
They are easy and fun to make and great to give as gifts.
Time: 10 minutes plus several hours of drying time
Yields about 12
Ingredients and Equipment
8 oz baking soda
4 oz epsom salt
4 oz corn starch
4 oz citric acid
1 Large bowl
Whisk or spoon
2.5 tablespoons oil (jojoba or any other moisturizing oil: CBD oil, Almond oil, apricot oil, coconut oil, etc)
About 1 tablespoon water
About 2 teaspoons essential oil (for scent)
Small jar or bowl
Optional:Biodegradable glitter or dried flower petals (optional). Add these to the dry ingredients.
Mix the dry ingredients (baking soda, Epsom salt, corn starch, and citric acid) together in a large bowl. Use a whisk, a large spoon or your hands to make sure the mixture is blended and clump-free.
Now combine and mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl or jar (oil, water, and essential oil).
Slowly add the wet mixture to the dry mixture. Really slowly. continue mixing as you combine them. This works great if you have a second pair of hands. Make sure to slow down if things start to look fizzy. You should end up with a mixture that is the consistency of damp sand.
Place the mixture in to molds. Don't wait since it will start drying. Press the mixture down firmly into your silicone or metal molds of choice.
Allow them to dry. 12-24hrs is optimal especially if there are details in the molds.
Take a bath and drop in one of your fizzy magical bath bombs!!
Inspiration for Essential Oil Blends
5 drops Lavender + 8 drops sweet orange
10 drops blue chamomile, 5 drops bergamot and 5 drops valerian
5 drops Jasmine + 5 drops ylang ylang + 5 drops neroli
2 drops rose + 3 drops geranium + 3 drops vanilla
5 drops Cinnamon + 1 drops Clove + 1 drops Nutmeg, and 3 drops vanilla
3 drops Cassia + 3 drops Clove + 2 drop Ginger
3 drops tea tree + 5 blue camomile + 3 drops spearmint
4 drops Tangerine +4 drops vanilla
4 drops lemongrass + 4 drops blood orange + 3 drops neroli (use coconut milk instead of oil and water)
2 drops Cajeput + 2 drops bergamot + 1 drops cedar +4 drops sandalwood + 2 drops vetiver