Bath bombs were extremely popular no more than about five years ago. And, while the craze has died down slightly, the bath bomb purists still swear by these fun little additions to your nightly bath. Some bath bombs are great for your skin, and at the very least, they help to create a relaxing, soothing atmosphere.
So, whether you’re a bath bomb fanatic or are about to dip your toes in for the first time, here are some simple instructions for creating homemade bath bombs.
What You’ll Need
- 1/2 cup of Baking Soda
- 1/4 cup of citric acid
- 1/4 cup of Cornstarch
- 1/4 cup of sea salt
- 3 tsp of castor oil
- 1 tsp of essential oil
- food coloring (color of your choice)
- 1 tbsp of water
- A type of mold (soap, plastic easter egg, etc)
- A bowl for mixing
Creating Your Bath Bomb
Step 1 – Mix Dry Ingredients
A good rule of thumb for whenever you mix ingredients, mix the dry ingredients first. Take your baking soda and throw it into your bowl, followed by your sea salt. Next, add your cornstarch, which will be used to hold everything together. Last, add the citric acid, which is what will help create the fizzy, bubbling sensation that made bath bombs famous.
Step 2 – Mix Wet Ingredients
Take your castor oil and mix it into a cup. Next, add any scent of essential oil you want. Cinnamon, cocoa, and peppermint are a couple of personal favs. But it is totally your choice! After that, use a few drops of food color (once again, your choice), and finally add the water and mix it all together.
Step 3 – Add Wet Mixture to Dry Mixture
The key to doing this is to pour a little bit of your wet mixture at a time. In between pours, stir the two mixtures together. Keep repeating this process until you’ve completely added all the wet mixture. Once complete, your mixture is all ready to go!
Step 4 – Add Mixture to Your Mold
When it comes to the mold you use, there are multiple options. A plastic Easter egg, and old Christmas ornament, or even a stainless steel bath bomb mold will all do the trick. Take your mixture and add it to your mold, packing it tight so that it will fully take on the shape of the mold.
Step 5 – Let Your Bath Bomb Dry Overnight
Your bath bomb will need to dry overnight until it is ready to use. However, if you can’t wait that long, you can put it in the freezer for 20-30 minutes, and it’ll be good to go after that!
Step 6 – Enjoy Your Homemade Bath Bomb
While you can certainly go out and purchase a bath bomb, there’s something about the process of creating your own and enjoying your homemade version. We recommend using it after a long day and when you need a little quiet time for yourself.
And there you have it! Your very own, homemade bath bomb. Make sure that you check back often to the construction2style Blog for more DIY projects and home remodeling and design tips!