Easy Homemade Bath Bombs (Great for Valentine's Day!)
Jan 2, 2018 | By: Elaine Zelker
Let's make some Easy Homemade DIY Bath Bombs (Bath Fizzies)
I have three very lovely daughters, but when we hit the mall and shop, it's not only hard on my feet, it's hard on my wallet! Especially when we go into "bath shops". The girls love to take baths, but the price for ONE bath bomb can average between $6.95-over $10 each! So, you know me....I go home, find some great recipes, and after some trial and error, come up with the best concoction to create my own!! When done, you will have about 20 Fizzie bombs that will scent and soften bath water as they bubble. They make great gifts for all the ladies on your list, including teens, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and besties.
Play around with different colors and scents; mix blue and red to make purple, for example, or try blending scents! (If you are going to make more than one recipe, I suggest buying the baking soda, citric acid, oils and molds on Amazon (links included) in bulk, the rest can be found at the grocery store/craft store.)
Essential Oils(s) (Peppermint, Lavender, or your fave!)
Plastic Molds (I used plastic soap molds)
DRY ingredients: Combine 1 Cup Citric Acid, 1-3/4 Cup Baking Soda, 1 Cup Cane Sugar and 2 cups cornstarch, then send through a sifter to remove chunks.
Fill water bottle with water and add about 6-12 drops of food coloring. I had to add more than 12 because it was a light pink.
Lightly spritz the dry ingredients with your colored water, stirring after each spritz, until powder is desired color. Add water slowly, so mixture does not fizz too much. Check the consistency of powder with your fingers; when it can be tightly packed or shaped, stop spraying (this may take some time).
Add 5 -8 drops of your favorite essential oil. (work slowly, you don't want too much oil.) Mix well.
Firmly pack mixture into your molds.Allow mixture to set for 2-4 hours, then pop out carefully.
After you carefully remove the bombs, place them in an air-tight jar and decorate jar with a fun ribbon!
ENJOY (Now, go take a nice warm bath!) Ahhhhhhhhh......
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