- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup fine grain Epsom salts
- 1 tsp. of water
- 2 tsp. essential oil of your choice
- 2 tsp oil jojoba, almond, avocado or coconut oil
- dried flowers, optional but healthier than food coloring!
- molds, metal, plastic or a silicone mold (if you use plastic or silicone with essential oils, do not use for food– I have a designated bath bomb mold as the silicone may take on the taste of the essential oils)
- disposable gloves, optional
- Bowl and cup for mixing
- Cover your work surface
- Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl, either with a whisk or by hand.
- Combine wet ingredients in a small cup
- Mix dry and wet together and mix till clumpy
- Pack mixture into the molds tightly.
- Press molds together if using dome molds, if not press firmly into silicone mold.
- Let dry.
- After about an hour, carefully remove the bath bombs from the mold. Place them on wax paper on top of a soft thick towel. Let the bath bombs dry for at least a day before using them!
If the bath bombs are a gift, you can use these plastic molds which also double as wrapping. If you're feeling particularly generous you could give them in a beautiful glass canister like the one I bought on sale at Hobby Lobby to keep in my spa area!
I just wanted to add one tip. When you press into the molds don't press too tightly until you press the two halves together. If you have both halves packed tightly before you press the two halves together they may break apart as my first set did.
I decided to make a Youtube video on how it went, so be watching for it over on my Youtube channel. In the end if you prefer not to make them, but still want to enjoy a the fizz, you can always buy them!
Also, if you think the whole bath bomb craze is silly, you'll get a kick out of this parody.
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