Ever since I was given a bath bomb as a gift many years ago, I was hooked. I thought the addiction would end there but then I started to make my own bath bombs and that was it! I was in bath bomb bliss. My house smelled so good after a bath bomb making session. It was also a pleasant way to spend the afternoon on a rainy day. Another thing I love about making bath bombs is that they make such great gifts for friends and family. I know my sister absolutely loves it when I show up with a fresh batch of bath bombs with her favorite aromas, especially lavender. Yum!
Making a perfect bath bomb takes practice. You have to adjust the ingredients depending on how much moisture is in the air. Too much moisture and you will get strange little bumps on your bath bombs and not enough will cause your bath bombs to be crumbly. Here's a basic recipe to start out with. This recipe can be doubled or trippled.
BASIC BATH BOMB RECIPE
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/4 cup epson salts
1/4 cup corn starch
1 tbsp water or witch hazel (adjust amount depending on humidity)
1 tbsp oil (coconut, jojoba, olive etc)
2 tsp mica
8-12 drops essential oils
Combine stage 1 ingredients together and whisk until blended.
Combine stage 2 ingredients together in a jar and give it a shake to blend.
Add stage 2 to the stage 1 ingredients a little bit at a time so that you don't activate the mixture. Your mixture should resemble damp sand that holds together when pressed.
Press your mixture into the molds and pack it tight.
Making bath bombs takes practice. Don't be discouraged if your bath bombs don't turn out the first time. You can always use your mixture for fizzy bath salts so don't throw anything away.
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Ready to make your own bath bombs? Be sure to check out our guide about the best bath bomb molds to use.