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DIY Bath Bombs

Blake is crazy about bath fizzies, as well call them around here, but also known as bath bombs. I found out they were simple to make after some Google researching, and a lot less expensive than purchasing them. Plus, I like knowing what ingredients are going into them because Blake has sensitive skin and eczema and often has reactions to a lot of soaps.

These bath fizzies were quick and easy. Blake is bored of activities quite quickly, but doing this kept him engaged from start to finish. It’s difficult for anything that isn’t a vehicle to keep his attention! Because these were so easy to make (and because he is so crazy about using bath fizzies) he did this start to finish. Big deal, guys!

What You Need

        • Mixing bowl (2)
        • Measuring cup
        • 1/2 cup Epsom salt-I recommend one with essential oils like Dr Teals Lavender Epsom Salt
        • 1 cup Baking soda
        • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil or Coconut Oil
        • Food coloring
        • 1/2 cup Citric Acid
        • 3 teaspoons water
        • 4-5 drops of an essential oil
        • 1/2 teaspoon of a food coloring
        • OPTIONAL-Bath Bomb Mold
        • Mixing spoon (I used a wire whisk)

       

You really don’t need a mold to make these, we didn’t use one, but ordered them after this first batch. In the drying process, the fizzy will expand, so the pros of using a mold is that, obviously you’ll get a perfectly round shape, but additionally, your bath fizzy will be more condensed and will last longer in the bathtub.

Instructions

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in one bowl.

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2. Mix all the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. This is where you get to choose which essential oil to use. Depending on what type of Epsom Salt you decided to use, be sure to choose an essential oil that will compliment it! I used lavender Epsom salt and a “stress” essential oil blend. You can also choose your color here. Blake chose pink!

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3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredient bowl and mix together. It should begin to form a cakey dry mix, like damp sand. You may notice it start to fizz, but that’s normal.

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4. Now you can begin to shape! Keep in mind, if you are not using a mold that the bombs will expand and generally not stay in a “ball” form. This is where you may want to place them in a contained area, such as our cupcake holder, so that they do not expand too much and totally lose their shape.

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5. Once you’ve shaped them all, allow them to dry for at least 24 hours at room temperature. I returned to reshape them a few times into the process before they got too hard.

6. After 24 hours, enjoy a relaxing bath fizzy!

Our fizzies have a ring in the center because Blake thought they looked boring so he stamped them with a tire while they were still damp. Ha! He cracks me up!

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This has been such a fun project for us. Maybe our next business venture together, but once the rest of you see how easy it is then you’ll soon be making your own!

Have fun!

 

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