Bath bombs can cost $5 to $20 each. You can save a lot of money when you make bath bombs at home, as well as, have the freedom to customize them to your taste.
If you’re in need of a self-care day, a new hobby, or if the kids need a new exciting activity, you should dive into this DIY bath bombs guide.
Bath bombs can promote sleep, get rid of bad odor, make you happy and relaxed through aromatherapy, and soothe your body aches. Making them at home can also be a great way to spend time with your family and loved ones.
Keep reading to get a step-by-step guide on how to make bath bombs at home.
Homemade Bath Bombs Ingredients
This list of supplies needed to make homemade bath bombs is inexpensive and accessible. This activity takes only up to 30 minutes to complete, plus drying time.
Here are some of the things you’ll need to grab:
- 8 oz baking soda
- 4 oz citric acid
- 4 oz Epsom salt
- 4 oz cornstarch
- Coloring powder
- 2.5 tablespoons coconut oil or any vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 teaspoons essential oils
- Two-sided bath bomb molds or cupcake pans
Step 1: Mix Dry Ingredients
Start out by measuring out and mixing all of your dry bath bomb ingredients (baking soda, Epsom salt, citric acid, and cornstarch, and coloring powder) in a medium to large bowl.
It’s important to choose a quality coloring powder brand that is ultra-pigmented and easy to blend like mica color powder. Add as much pigment you want or as little to get to the color of your liking.
Mix these ingredients together until there are no lumps.
Step 2: Mix Wet Ingredients
Next, take a jar, small bowl, or cup and mix your oil, water, and essential oils together. If using a jar, you can close it and shake it up or simply stir the mixture if you’re using a bowl or cup.
Step 3: Combining the Liquid and Dry Mixtures
This step is very important. Slowly, add the wet mixture to the dry mixture preferably a few drops at a time, mixing as you go. When citric acid combines with water, it causes the bath bombs to fizz.
You want to see as little to no fizzing or foaming as possible. Be sure to go slow and take your time with this step.
Step 4: Check the Texture
Now that you have your bath bomb recipe, check the texture of your mixture by squeezing some in your hand. The mixture should barely stick together, like damp sand. If it’s a bit powdery, add a few drops of water and check again.
Step 5: Molding Time
Immediately after finalizing the mixture, take your bath bomb two-sided molds or cupcake pans and tightly stuff your mixture into these molds until it’s overflowing just a little. Press both sides of the molds together to form your shape.
Wait a few minutes before removing the mold. Gently remove the bath bomb from its mold by tapping the mold then pulling it apart one side at a time.
Be sure to let your bath bombs dry for at least 24 hours before using them.
Make Bath Bombs at Home Today
It’s easy, exciting, and kid-friendly to make bath bombs at home. Anyone who joins in on the fun will have a great time, as well as, a rewarding beautiful DIY bath bomb at the end.
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