Making your own bath bombs is so much fun. The good news is that all of the basic ingredients you need to make bath bombs can be purchased online so it's super easy to get started. Here are some helpful resources on where you can purchase basic bath bomb ingredients. This list includes bath bomb ingredients in smaller quantities, and also bulk bath bomb ingredients for those of you who need to make several batches.
Baking soda makes up the bulk of the bath bomb recipe. It reacts with the citric acid to make the fizz in your bath bombs. Baking soda is very soothing for your skin and will totally dissolve in warm bath water which makes it perfect for bath bombs. You can choose a smaller bag of baking soda or a larger bulk baking soda tub if you are making larger batches of bath bombs.
Citric acid is the second main ingredient you need when making bath bombs. Citric acid comes from fermented fruits and vegetables. You might think of oranges or lemons but citric acid can also be derived from corn and even sugar beets. The baking soda combined with citric acid is what makes bath bombs fizz.
Witch Hazel is essential for making bath bombs. The best way to use it for bath bomb making is to put it into a spray bottle. Then spray your bath bomb mixture a little bit at a time. This will add moisture to the bath bomb mixture so that it can be packed into the mold properly. By using a spray bottle, this will stop the citric acid from fizzing while you are mixing.
Dried herbs add extra eye candy to bath bombs that people love. Try to pair the dried herb with the scent that you are using. So if you are making a lavender bath bomb, adding some dried lavender flowers to your ingredients or to the mold will make your bath bomb look amazing. Some more popular herbs to add to your bath bombs are calendula, rose petals, jasmine flowers, and cornflower petals.
If you love the natural aroma of flowers and herbs, then pure essential oils are a perfect pairing for bath bombs. As the bath bomb fizzes away into the bath water, it releases all of the inviting aromas that you can only get from a pure essential oil. It's super important to only use essential oils from trusted brands because there's a lot of essential oil brands out there that claim to be pure but are far from it. We recommend NOW products. They are a trusted essential oil brand. Try out their sample pack.
If you are looking for a beautiful color selection for your bath bombs, we have dedicated a whole article for the best bath bomb colorants. You can choose from liquid, mica powders, clays, and even charcoal if you are wanting to make popular black bath bombs.
Adding oils and butters to your bath bombs will give them an extra boost of nourishing vitamins and minerals. This is especially helpful during the cooler months when skin tends to get dry from the weather. There's endless amounts of oils and butters to play with and add to your bath bombs. People especially love adding little bits of cocoa butter to their mixture.
As the bath bomb fizzes away, the cocoa butter just melts right in perfectly. More popular oils for bath bombs include olive oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil and avocado oil.
If you want to make your own DIY bath bombs, you will need to have the best bath bomb molds. We have rounded up the very best bath bomb molds in this article for easy purchasing.
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