Baths are amazing but bath bombs can be costly at times. Now if you are like me who likes to take baths then you know that bath bombs are essential. However if you are looking for ways to save money from buying bath bombs, you can always make them at home! Yes, you can actually make homemade bath bombs and save a lot of money.
In order to make your bath bombs, you need a few ingredients first. So get your pen and paper and take note of these:
Baking soda, citric acid powder, Epsom salt or any mineral salt (bath salts can also work but it’s a lot expensive than other salts).
Water and light vegetable oil (you can also use extra virgin olive oil)
If you like your bath bombs to have color, you can use food coloring. Essential oils are also optional (vanilla or any kind of scent you want).
You may also need a whisk to mix your ingredients. A glass mixing bowl, measuring cups and spoons for measuring ingredients and a plastic mold for the bomb’s shape.
How to make it
So after you have gathered all your stuff, it’s time to make your amazing homemade bath bombs! Here are the steps.
The first thing you need to do is to mix the dry ingredients according to its measurement: two parts baking soda, one part citric acid powder and one part Epsom salt. This means two cups of baking soda, one cup of citric acid and one cup Epsom salt. With your whisk, mix them in a bowl very well.
In another bowl, mix all the wet ingredients. These are your essential oils, water and extra virgin olive oil. Add two or three teaspoons of essential oils, a teaspoon of water and three teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil. Make sure not to add too much water or your bath bomb might fizz and dissolve even before you are able to finish everything.
Now the next thing you need to do is to slowly pour the wet ingredients into your dry mix, preferably one teaspoon at a time. Don’t pour too quickly because it will start fizzing. If you want to add color, add the food coloring, whisking as you go. Blend all ingredients well and make sure that the mixture comes out like slightly damp sand. It should be able to stay compact without crumbling.
If you want a different shape other than a ball, you can make use of molds. First, grease the insides of the molds with vegetable oil. Pack the molds with your mixture and make sure that it’s stuffed really well, squishing it all in as you go.
After you have packed it down, take the bath bombs out of the mold. Gently squeeze out the bombs out of the mold by squeezing it side to side. Place them in a paper towel so the dampness may be soaked out. Once you are done, place them in an airtight container and place it in a shade for a few days. These homemade bath bombs can last up to six months before the oils go bad.
So there you go! Your very own homemade bath bombs, you can do them any time and have a full stock of your own. It’s easy, cheap and you will surely have a blast taking baths.