DIY Bath Bombs

I’m going to start this post by saying I am more of a shower person, but maybe it’s because I don’t have any fancy bath supplies. I found a kit and thought, why not give this a shot. My disclaimer before we get into it, everyone’s skin is different if you find it irritates your skin then this DIY project isn’t for you.

After looking into it a bit there isn’t a lot that goes into actually making the bath bomb. Here’s a list of a few things you will need.

  • Molds
  • 1/2 cup Epson Salt
  • 1/2 cup Citric acid
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 10 or so drops of your choice of essential oils
  • color pigment, preferably dry but i have read a liquid dye will work, this is also optional
  • a teaspoon of water

This project is insanely easy. Start by mixing together your dry ingredients. In my case this includes the powder dye.

Dry ingredients mixed and ready to go

Next add the wet ingredients and mix them in. The mix should be very close to dry, if you find the mix is too dry to keep it’s shape you can spray with water to help. Be careful though, you dont want to add too much.

Grease your molds with coconut oil, then pack the mixture in both sides so it’s overflowing a bit and squeeze the mold closed. Leave it 24 hours to dry and then you have a finished bath bomb. I guess here’s a good time to recommend having more than two molds if you want to make a bunch at once.

Mold 1 ready to go

I say stick with the basic setup until you have the consistency down and from there the sky is the limit. You can definitely personalize this with different essential oils and colours, you can even add things into the bath bomb. You can be creative while saving money by making your own.

Mold 2 ready to go

If packaged in an air tight container, or a nicely decorated jar, these should last about 6 months.

I can’t stress how little time it took to put this together. It’s a fun and affordable way to pamper yourself. We all know self care is very important so please give this a try.

Finished bath bomb

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