Homemade Bath Bombs
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What’s more relaxing than a nice warm bath, right?! The answer is a bath with fizzy, delightful smelling, silky water. Try my bath bomb recipe & you won’t regret it… I PROMISE!!
So everyone has heard of bath bombs, they’re super popular and fun to watch fizzle away before you get in the bath. So why not make your own? It can’t be that difficult right?! Well actually it was a little difficult, it was kind of like a chemistry project in my kitchen. BUT I figured it out, so you guys don’t have to.
So first, my bath bomb recipe is made with cream of tartar.. most recipes use citric acid but I looked high & low and could not find it anywhere. It wasn’t until after I went through the long process of getting the bath bombs to work with the cream of tartar that I was told you can find citric acid at drug stores. So, really you can use whichever you find easiest.
What You Need:
1 Cup Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Epsom Salt (I used Lavender)
1/2 Cup Cream Of Tartar
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
1- 2 Tablespoons Water
7 Drops Essential Oil (optional if you use scented Epsom salt- I used both)
Food coloring as desired
Bath Bomb Directions
Step One – First you want to mix together your dry ingredients; Baking soda, Epsom Salt, & Cream of Tartar. Mix it all together really well. You can use non-scented Epsom salt but I went with soothing lavender because it smells great & it’s relaxing!
If you do get a scented Epsom salt then essential oils aren’t needed- if you get non-scented Epsom salt then you definitely need essential oils to give it a soothing aroma. I personally used both & it smells so good!
Step Two – Next, in a small bowl you need to mix your coconut oil, food coloring & essential oil. Mix it really well until the food coloring has mixed in completely. Remember that the color will look a little different once you add it to the dry mix.
Step Three – Now, add the wet ingredients from your small bowl (NOT including the water yet) into your dry ingredients and mix away! You will want to mix for at least 3 minutes or longer to make sure everything is completely mixed in and smooth throughout.
Step Four – Add your water slowly, one teaspoon or less at a time…this part is tricky. This is the part I messed up on a couple times!
If you add to much water it will ruin your both bombs so you really just want to sprinkle the water and mix it in immediately with a spoon. Less is more in this case.
You want the mix to be slightly clumpy, you should be able to shape it into a ball and it should keep its form- that’s how you know when it’s done.
Step Five – Shape your bath bombs, I had a leftover bath bomb container and formed them that way. But you can use a tablespoon to form them- they will be small though. You can also use your hands to form them or even an ice cube tray. My husband’s idea was to use old k-cups. You just pull the top off, empty the coffee out, clean it & fill with the mix.
Leave them out overnight to completely dry.
Step Six – Use your bath bombs! Fill your bath with warm water, place your bath bomb in the tub & watch it fizz away before your eyes while leaving a lovely smell.
Relax & Enjoy!