Mommy Pampering: DIY Bath Bombs

Are you a crafty mama, or one that dabbles in DIY projects?  This project for bath bombs is pretty easy. 😊  All of us crave – and deserve! – to pamper ourselves for all the hard work we do for our families and in the rest of our lives.  I have slowly begun to love bubble baths more and more.  It gives me 45 minutes to an hour of uninterrupted peace and rejuvenation.  I light a candle, turn on Netflix on the tablet, and slide into my bubbly sanctuary. 

Bath bombs have been a rare luxury, since it’s hard for me to justify spending $5-$8 on one bomb.  I recently decided to find a recipe that works and make them myself!!  This recipe has not failed me yet, and it’s simple enough to have the kids assist!  The smallest bath bomb mold is perfect kid size too!

These even make great handmade gifts to share with others during the holidays and all year long!

Here are the Supplies You’ll Need:

Large mixing bowl
Small mixing dish
Measuring cups and spoons
Bath bomb molds (Inteye of Amazon is my recommendation!)
Plastic bags for storage

And the Ingredients List:

1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid (Can find in bulk online or in the canning section of  most grocery stores [Ball brand is most common.])
1/2 cup epsom salt
3/4 cup corn starch
2 tablespoons of any liquid oil of choice (Baby, vegetable, etc.)
4 teaspoons of witch hazel
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or water)
30-40 drops of Essential Oils/Fragrance Oils
1 teaspoon food coloring of choice

Here’s How Much It Makes:

Approximately 5 medium bath bombs
OR 4 large and 1 small bath bomb

And the Simple Directions:

  1. Combine all dry ingredients (Baking Soda, Epsom Salt, Citric Acid, and Cornstarch) in the large mixing bowl and whisk well until combined.
  2. Combine all wet ingredients in the small mixing dish (Oil, Witch Hazel, Vanilla Extra/Water, Essential/Fragrance Oils, and Food Coloring) and stir well.
  3. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients VERY SLOWLY, whisking it evenly throughout the dry ingredients mixture.
  4. After all liquid ingredients have been added, use hands (gloves if needed for sensitive skin) to thoroughly combine the mixture – Mixture should hold together when squeezed without crumbling.
  5. QUICKLY push the mixture into the molds and press pieces together tightly to form a sphere (This is a fun job for the kids to act as assistants for you!) and wipe off any excess.
  6. After all bath bombs have been formed (waiting at least 30 seconds), gently tap your finger on the outside of the molds until the bath bombs release.  Leave to air dry overnight (at least 48 hours) and then store them in airtight plastic wraps/bags.
  7. To use a bath bomb immediately, place it in the fridge for 30 minutes!

Now, all you have to do is… Enjoy! 😊 Remember – you deserve this!

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