Homemade Bath Bombs


Earlier today I made some bath bombs for my kids and thought I’d share my version. There are tons of ways to make bath bombs, but I don’t live in a large city and resources for DIY projects are kinda limited to what you can find at Meijer or Walmart. Needless to say finding a ornament mold in the middle of June is nothing short of impossible, so I improvised. For those who would like to make some super easy bath bombs here’s how I made mine.

What you need:

1 tbsp epsome salt mixed with 1 drop of food coloring (for decorating)

1 cup sodium bicarbonate (aka baking soda)
1/2 cup citric acid (used in canning so check by the ball jars)
1/2 cup Epsom salt
1/2 cup corn starch (none US might try potato starch instead, I’ve been told it works just as well)
3/4 tsp water or witch hazel
2 tsp essential oil (this is optional if you are sensitive to scent you can omit this and just add more olive oil)
2-1/2 tsp olive oil or other light oil
food coloring

*Mix all dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl with a whisk until well blended and free of clumps.
*Mix all the wet ingredients together in a small bowl.
*Slowly add the wet mixture to the dry while whisking it together. Once it is all blended the mixture should feel like the consistency of wet sand.
*Now using whatever you are choosing for a mold (I used my metal 1/4 cup measuring cup for mine) place the colored epsom salt into the bottom middle and then firmly pack the sandlike mixture on top making sure it is tightly packed.
*Carefully turn the mold upside down on top of a cookie sheet and tap the top gently to help release the bath bomb.
*Allow to dry for at least 12 hours before using or wrapping up for a gift.

Each batch makes (8) 1/4 cup bath bombs or (4) 1/2 cup bath bombs. Depending on how big you want them.

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