Who doesn't love a good bath with some yummy smelling bubble bath? What could top bubble bath? BATH BOMBS! Have you seen them. They come in all sorts of scents, sizes, colors, and shapes. Everyone loves a good bath bomb, but I have seen some charge $10.00 plus for one bath bomb. After falling in love with bath bombs I decided to try my hand at making them. Bath bombs have become a hugely popular product to brighten at-home self care. They make bath time fun for kids and relaxing for adults. This DIY Bath Bomb recipe allows you to enjoy the luxury at home without the expensive price tag.
Here are the ingredients that is needed to make your bath bomb. You can get as simple or as fancy as you want with soap molds. Check out some of the molds here.
Corn Starch: Corn starch is found in the baking aisle.
Citric Acid: Citric acid is a natural ingredient made from citrus fruit. This, mixed with the baking soda, is what makes the bath bomb fizz.
Epsom Salt: Epsom salt is the common name for magnesium sulfate. You can find it online or in the pharmacy section of your grocery store. It is wonderful as a soak for sore muscles.
Baking Soda: Baking soda can be found in the baking section of your grocery store. I prefer to buy it in bulk because it has so many uses around the house from cleaning your garbage disposal, eliminating odors, and even in cleaning laundry. It also helps make the bath bombs nice and fizzy.
Mica Powder: Mica powder is a natural soap colorant that is safe for use in bath bombs. We do want to use the least amount possible, though, to obtain the color you want in your bath bombs. It is also completely optional in this recipe. Also, feel free to use any color you like.
Dried Orange Peel: To make dried orange peel, zest three oranges and allow the zest to dry, in a single layer, at room temperature for two days. You can also find it in the spice section of your grocery store.
Essential Oils: Essential oils are optional in the bath bombs, but they add a lovely scent to your bath. Feel free to skip them if you are sensitive to fragrances or make sure that you use an oil that is safe for use on the skin. I have chosen to use Orange essential oil in this recipe, but you can use any oil you wish. Lavender or Tea Tree oil would be wonderful.
Coconut Oil: Coconut Oil is the liquid that will hold the bath bombs together. Warm it so that it is a liquid. You can also use Almond oil.
Water: Feel free to use regular tap water.
OK, so let's get started.
Measure out all of your ingredients. Choose what color mica powder you would like to add to your bath bombs (if any), which essential oils you would like, and if you want to add any dried ingredients such as orange peel or dried lavender.
Combine corn starch, citric acid, baking soda, epsom salt, and mica powder in a large bowl.
Whisk everything together well to completely combine.
Combine the melted coconut oil, essential oil and water into a small bowl, whisking well to incorporate.
Slowly pour the oil mixture into the dry mixture as not to make it fizz too much. Stir and mash together until completely incorporated and the mixture looks like wet sand.
Press the bath bomb mixture into the two mold halves, generously packing it in there. Twist the two halves together to close, and allow to dry for at least 24 hours.
To remove your bath bombs from the molds, tap on the outside of the mold and twist to separate.
Store the bath bombs in an airtight container for up to six months. You can also wrap them in plastic wrap.