DIY Bath Bombs

All kids love to take a bath, and it’s also one of my favorite ways to relax after an intense workout, an especially tough day, or just because! 

Bath Bombs make a bath extra special but buying them at the store gets so pricey! Once you see what goes into these things, you won’t pay for them ever again. Plus, they’re so simple to make the kids can join in the fun. Haha doesn’t she look thrilled? She actually did have a wonderful time and would have kicked me out of the kitchen if I allowed it. 

First, gather your ingredients:

1 cup baking soda

1/2 cup each of corn starch, citric acid, and epsom salt

Stir these together then, very carefully add about 4 tsp water (colored with food coloring if you want colored bath bombs,) and a few drops of essential oil. 

The green ones I made are peppermint and eucalyptus which are both very strong so I used only about 8 drops of each for a whole batch. The pink are grapefruit which required a heavier dose to get the full effect. I believe I used 20 drops and the smell is subtle. The peppermint and eucalyptus are WONDERFUL for soothing congested kids! 

Once the mixture is just wet enough to clump together when you squeeze it, press it into your molds. You can get spherical bath bomb molds in Amazon, but I’ve never bothered. Oftentimes I use silicon baking cups (these must be craft-designated, you’ll never fully get the essential oils out!) but lately I’ve been using these antique metal chocolate molds passed down by my mother. 

*in my photo you’ll see coconut oil. I substituted 2 tsp of the water for melted coconut oil. I’m sure they will be lovely in the bath but they were harder to remove from the molds with the oil so I would recommend sticking with just water. 

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