No matter what time of year it is, there’s nothing more relaxing than a nice warm bath, especially if you’re treating yourself with in-bath treatments like a bath bomb.
You could go to a bath specialty store like Lush to pick up your own bath bombs, but those are super expensive and most of the ingredients are things you probably already have anyway!
Customize this amazing simplified recipe by adding in whatever you think will benefit your skin the most. With all of that in mind, here’s the basic recipe by WhatsUpMoms.
You will need:
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup citric acid (available at most specialty food stores, or online)
- 1/4 cup corn starch
- 1/4 cup epsom salt
- 1/4 cup castor oil (or another vegetable oil of choice)
- 3 tsp. essential oils
- 1 tsp. soap or food coloring (soap coloring will ensure no bath tub stains)
- 1 tbsp. water (more or less depending on the humidity level where you live)
In a bowl, start by combining your baking soda, citric acid, epsom salt, and corn starch. Whisk them all together until combined thoroughly.
Mix together your castor oil, essential oils, water, and soap coloring in a small dish. Whisk together until fully combined. Then, begin combining your liquid ingredients with your powder ingredients.
Do this very slowly so the solution isn’t activated from the moisture. Whisk everything thoroughly a bit at a time until everything is incorporated. It should resemble colored damp sand.
Now to press it all together into the classic bath bomb shape. You can use any kind of mold you’d like– WhatsUpMoms used a plastic Christmas ornament!
Once it’s left overnight to mold into your shape of choice, it’s ready to use! Easy, right?
Check out the video below by WhatsUpMoms to get a better idea of how this is done. Then, you can try it yourself. Enjoy your bath!