What are bath bombs?
Bath bombs are small, compacted mixtures of dry ingredients that effervesce when dropped into water. They are a popular addition to bath time for all, providing a relaxing, fun, and aromatic experience.
Why make your own bath bombs?
Creating your own bath bombs allows you to customize the ingredients & scents to suit your preferences. It also gives you the satisfaction of making something with your own hands.
What ingredients do you need?
To make your own bath bombs, you will need:
- Baking soda (1 cup)
- Citric acid (1/2 cup)
- Buttermilk or Coconut Milk Powder (1 Tablespoon or Desired amount)
- Cream of tartar (2 Tablespoons)
- Moisturizing Oil Of Choice- Ex. Avocado/Sweet Almond (Optional 1 Tablespoon)
- Polysorbate 80 (1 Tablespoon)
- Skin safe fragrance or essential oils (1/2 to 1 Tablespoon)
- Micas or FDC Dyes/Lakes (Optional1-2 teaspoons, For color)
- Bath Bomb Molds (To form bath bomb)
- Mask (So you don't breathe in the fine powders)
- Mixing Bowl
- Strainer (To help with clumps)
Step-by-step guide to making bath bombs
Follow these simple steps to create your own bath bombs:
Step 1: Mix the dry ingredients
In mixing bowl, combine the baking soda, citric acid, buttermilk powder, & cream of tartar. Break up any clumps. Mix well to ensure even distribution of the ingredients.
Step 2: Add your fragrance/essential oils
Add your oils to the dry mixture. You can choose a single oil or create your own unique blend.
Step 3: Incorporate oils and coloring
Gradually add your oil to the mixture, mixing continuously. Add in your polysorbate 80. If desired, add your color to achieve the desired hue.
Step 4: Shape the bath bombs
Once the mixture holds together when squeezed, it is ready to be molded. If it stays intact when you drop it into bowl, the mix is definitely ready. Pack the mixture into bath bomb molds or shape them by hand.
Step 5: Let them dry
Allow the bath bombs to dry and harden for at least 24 hours. This ensures that they hold their shape and fizz properly when used.
Step 6: Enjoy your homemade bath bombs
Drop one of your homemade bath bombs into a warm bath and watch it fizz and release its delightful fragrance. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a luxurious bathing experience.
Making your own bath bombs is a fun and rewarding DIY project you could do in your free time or something to do with your kids. By following these simple steps, you can create personalized bath bombs that enhance your bathing routine. Enjoy the relaxation and indulgence of a spa-like experience right in the comfort of your own home.