One of the few ways I always get “me time” is to take a bath after my children goes to bed every night. Taking a hot bath is way more fun with a fizzy bath bomb working its magic in the tub. I love them! Making your own bath fizzes ensures that you can create a natural, non-toxic bath fizz. This homemade bath bomb recipe can include your favorite essential oils, perfumes, fragrances and/or colors. Make some for yourself or for your friends. If you’re looking for some awesome DIY gift ideas, these fun to make DYI ideas should definitely be one of your first crafty picks.
How to make your own natural Bath Bombs
Ingredients and supplies:
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- 1/2 cup Citric Acid
- 1/2 cup Sea salts
- 1/2 cup Corn Starch
- 2 tsp. Water (no more!!)
- 2 tsp. apricot oil (you can use olive oil or other you have)
- 2 tsp. Cocoa Butter
- 10-12 drops of lavender essential oil
- iron oxid or food coloring
- dried flowers
- bath bomb mold
- Mix together the baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch and Sea Salt.
- Separate from the dry ingredients, mix the water, apricot oil, food coloring (if you use iron oxid, mix it with dry ingredients) and lavender oil and Shea Butter together.
- Slowly mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. You may need to add a couple of extra drops of apricot oil so that the mixture sticks together without crumbling.
- Your bath bombs are ready to be placed into the molds once you can make a ball with the mixture and it doesn’t fall apart.
- Fill your molds with the dried flowers and lavender bath bomb mixture. Let the bath bombs sit in a dry, safe place at room temperature for a minimum of 3-4 hours before attempting to remove them. Note: Letting them sit even longer will help them to solidify in the molds.
- Once you’ve let your bath bombs sit for a few hours, remove them from the silicon molds. Now you’re ready to give these lovely DIY bath bombs to someone special!