Make bath time more fun with a homemade bath bomb!
Colourful, bubbly water is definitely a way to make bath time a little more interesting and what’s more, making your own bath bombs is a great activity to do with the kids.
They’ll love seeing their creations fizz away under the water!
What you’ll need
- 1 cup of baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup Epsom salts
- 1 tsp. water
- 2 tsp. essential oil : Lavender has calming properties which makes it the perfect essential oil to use in your bath bombs. Check out this list of essential oils and their benefits so that you can make a personalised bath bomb!
- 3 tsp. oil (olive oil)
- food coloring (any color you want)
- bath bomb mold : Bath bombs are typically round, spherical shapes but you can make them in any fun shape you like!
What to do
Mix the dry ingredients EXCEPT the citric acid in a mixing bowl.
Put all of the wet ingredients in a jar. Seal tightly and give it a good old shake.
Pour the liquid mix into the dry. Mix with your hands to combine until the mixture has the texture of wet sand.
Add the citric acid. You will see a slight fizzing reaction, this is normal don’t worry.
Press the mix very tightly into your chosen molds.
Carefully take the bath bomb out of the mold and place them on baking paper to dry out.
Leave them out for a day or two so that they are completely dry before using.
To use : Drop one in the bath to see them fizz away and produce beautifully coloured water and a gorgeous scent.
Why not use them as gifts? Wrap them and give them as a little treat for mum or other family members!
Watch this great ‘how to’ video
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