How to make a bath bomb

There is something incredibly relaxing about a warm bath and these homemade bath bombs take the relaxation up a notch!

Bath bombs have skyrocketed in popularity lately with thousands of options available.

These homemade bath fizzies are a great solution! Made from nourishing sea salt or epsom salts, alkalizing baking soda and fizzing citric acid with a nourishing oil and vanilla base.

These can be packaged for a great gift or made countless ways for relaxing baths anytime! ?

Bath Bomb Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Baking Soda (about 1 cup)
  • 4 ounces Citric Acid (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) Sea Salt or Epsom Salt
  • 4 ounces cornflour (about 3/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons oil of choice
  • 2 teaspoons witch hazel (or water) plus a little more if needed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or more water)
  • 30-40 drops of essential oils or powdered dried herbs (ginger is great)

 

Bath Bomb Instructions

  1. Combine dry ingredients (baking soda, salt, citric acid, and cornflour) in a large bowl and mix well until combined.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the oil, witch hazel and vanilla extract and stir well. Add essential oils if using.
  3. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients a few drops at a time. Mix well with hands (wear gloves if you have sensitive skin). Add powdered dried herbs if using.
  4. Mixture should hold together when squeezed without crumbling. You may need to add slightly more witch hazel if it hasn’t achieved this consistency yet. I recommend using a spray bottle with additional liquid to evenly add.
  5. Quickly push mixture into moulds, greased muffin tins or any other greased container. Press in firmly and leave at least 24 hours (48 is better) or until hardened. It will expand some and this is normal. You can push it down into the mould several times while it is drying to keep it from expanding to much. Using the metal moulds will create a stronger and more effective final bath bomb.
  6. When dry, remove and store in air tight container or bag. Use within 2 weeks.

Bath bombs are a great way to relax in the tub after a long day of dealing with kids, cooking, and all the other activities that motherhood entails. If you’ve never tried them, I highly encourage it, as it’s one of our favourite things to do at the end of the day.

If you fancy something different CLICK HERE for our glitter bombs!