I’ll be the first to confess that this tutorial is for the frivolous of heart! In the grand scheme of life and needs, the ability to make your own bath bombs at home is low on the list.
However, I also know that it’s nice to have luxuries in one’s life from time to time. And if that luxury happens to be a hot bath combined with an all natural, relaxing bath bomb, why not learn? It’s far cheaper than purchasing them and you’ll have the assurance of pure, beneficial ingredients.
Need I mention they also make an incredibly frugal gift when combined with other skin care items?
How to Make Your Own Bath Bombs at Home
Folks, this recipe is so easy! All you need to make your own relaxing bath bombs at home are the following ingredients:
- 1/2 C baking soda
- 1/4 C citric acid
- 2 tsp shea butter
- 1/2 tsp carrier oil
- 3 spritzes of water
- your favorite relaxing essential oil in quantities desires
- herbs or flowers of choice (lavender, rose petals, green tea, chamomile, mint, etc)
- silicone mold/s
Directions: quickly mix the powder ingredients together. Once accomplished, cut in all the oils until well combined. Also add flowers/herbs if using.
Take a small bowl of water and, dipping your fingertips into it, “flick” the moisture off and into powders.
Immediately mix in the water droplets to prevent dry goods from foaming. Repeat this action 3-6x, until the powder holds form when squished in the hand.
Once you reach this point, immediately pack (yes, pack) dry goods into silicone molds.
I prefer and would recommend silicone! Bath bombs can be fragile and must easily slip out of their encasing. I use this one as it makes a bomb 2 1/2 inches in size that is worth using!
After filling and packing, pop the molds into the freezer to inhibit any foaming that might occur. Once several hours have passed, bath bombs can be removed from their molds.
For the best results, return the finished items to the freezer for another 2-5 days until they have dried out. After this, they can be placed in a water-proof jar and will look pretty in the bathroom. Or, if you want to preserve their life, keep them in the freezer until ready to use.
And when the time comes that you just need to let down and relax? Pop one into the bathtub and join it!