DIY bath bombs will turn your bath into a glorious soak. Enjoy pampering qualities of epsom salts, olive oil, delicious essential oil fragrances and secret surprises inside.
Sometimes the hustle and bustle of a busy life calls for a luxurious bath. Slipping into a hot tub of pink water that’s scented like roses, feels like silk ribbons swirling around you and melts into an explosion of sweet little heart sprinkles can make you feel like a queen. (Or a king depending on who you are.) My daughters happen to be huge fans of a store called Lush, and they especially adore their bath bombs. After a recent pricey trip of loading up on their favorite bath time essentials, my eldest daughter decided to experiment with different bath bomb recipes.
She’s very sciencey and always smitten with a challenge, so it took her only a few hours of experimentation to come up with a perfect fizzy bath bomb concoction. She’s had numerous friends and family members volunteer as “guinea pigs” lately and we’ve all agreed hands down, that these bath bombs are, well…the bomb.
When making your own DIY bath bombs, the world is your oyster as far as shapes, sizes, colors, fragrances, and surprise additions are concerned. My daughter likes to embellish her bath bombs with a hidden capsule inside that differs in color and always entices the recipient with an additional hidden treasure of sprinkles, glitter or even pop rocks for a special effect. The typical round bath bomb can be molded into a tennis ball that’s been cut in half. However, my daughter decided that she much prefers to make unique shapes out of a plethora of different plastic vessels for an individual touch.
Why not surprise someone this Valentine’s Day with a personalized DIY bath bomb? Tied up with a bow in a simple plastic wrap makes an impressive gift that anyone would love to receive.
Treat those you love (as well as yourself) with a reason to indulge in a glorious bath any day of the year.
In case you missed it, here’s another suggestion for a relaxing bath ::
Wishing you a splendid Valentine’s Day!
Here’s the bath bomb how to ::
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup epsom salts
- 3/4 teaspoon water
- 2 teaspoons rose essential oil (or any scent you like)
- 2 1/2 tsp olive oil or coconut oil
- a few drops of red & purple food coloring
- optional :: sprinkles, tiny plastic toys or glitter
- Mix dry ingredients well and set aside.
- Combine wet ingredients (minus food coloring) in a separate bowl.
- Very slowly, add wet ingredients to the dry. Water will start fizzing in reaction to the dry mix, so stir well and the excess fizzing will subside.
- Stop adding liquid once mixture resembles wet sand (grab a handful and squeeze to check if the mixture will hold its shape).
- Next, remove 1/3 of the mixture and place in a separate bowl (this will be used for a center capsule)
- In 2 small bowls add a few drops of red food coloring and purple food coloring in respective bowls. Add 1/2 teaspoon of water to each bowl and stir.
- Slowly pour the red into the bowl with the 2/3 mixture and the purple into the bowl with the 1/3 mixture and stir.
- Add 1/4 of a teaspoon of the heart sprinkles to the purple bowl.
- Make purple centers with a small mold that will fit inside the bigger mold.
- Sprinkle heart sprinkles into the bottom of the larger mold, then cover with the red mixture, add purple capsule, and fill in and around capsule with red mixture until container is filled. Pack down with fingers, pop out of mold onto a flat surface and let dry for 6 hours.
- Repeat process until all of the bath bomb mixture is used.
- Drop one bath bomb into a filled tub of warm to hot water, slip into fizzing water and enjoy a luxurious & rejuvenating soak!