Relaxing in a hot bath is a great way to soothe your body after a long week.
Adding a fizzy bath bomb to your bath water is a truly pampering touch. There’s something really luxurious about a fizzing bath bomb releasing soothing ingredients into your bath water while you relax.
However, have you ever stopped to think about what ingredients are used in the commercial products you buy at the store?
Many store-bought bath bombs contain synthetic chemicals and artificial fragrances that may not always be good for your body.
The best part about creating your own homemade bath bombs is that you have total control of the ingredients soaking into your skin.
After all, your skin is your body’s largest organ and it’s capable of absorbing many of the chemicals you use in your personal care products.
Homemade bath bombs recipe
You will need:
- Water in a spritzer bottle.
- Mixing bowl.
- Silicon or plastic molds.
- 1 cup baking soda.
- ½ cup citric acid.
- ½ cup Epsom salts.
- ¼ cup powdered milk.
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil.
- 1 tablespoon almond oil.
- 3 drops body-safe lime essential oil.
- 2 drops of food coloring (optional).
Place the baking soda, citric acid, powdered milk and Epsom salts into a bowl. Stir the dry ingredients together until they’re well combined.
Add the coconut oil to the bowl. Remember, coconut oil is semi-solid at room temperature. As you mix the ingredients the coconut oil will start to melt a little. Alternatively, you can break it down into smaller chunks with your fork to help the dry ingredients absorb more moisture.
Add a few drops of body-safe essential oil to the mixture and combine the ingredients well. Add one teaspoon of almond oil to the mixture at a time to be sure you don’t add too much liquid.
If you want to add some color to your bath bombs you can add one or two drops of food coloring to the mixture and mix it together well. Always keep in mind that your final color should be a pale pastel shade, as food coloring could potentially discolor your bath tub.
When your bath bomb recipe is ready to mold, it should resemble damp sand. If you’re unsure, try molding some in your hands. If the mixture is moist enough to mold it should hold together when you squeeze a little in the palm of your hand. If it doesn’t hold together, spray the mixture lightly with a little water.
Press the mixture very firmly into molds. Allow your homemade bath bombs to dry for at least 12 hours before turning them out of the molds. Store your bath bombs in an air-tight container until you’re ready to use them.