DIY Bath Bombs
Updated: May 14, 2019
1 CUP CITRIC ACID
1 TSP WATER (Variable)
2-3 DROPS FOOD OR SOAP COLORING
RUBBER ICE CUBE TRAY
OPTIONAL: 4-5 DROPS ESSENTIAL OIL ( We used Lavendar)
2 CUPS BAKING SODA
DRIED LAVENDAR FOR DECORATION AND SCENT
Pre-mix 1 tsp water with drops of food coloring. This step eliminates staining on skin or tub as the coloring “settles” first. Non-artificial food or soap colors are better at not staining as well.
In a bowl, mix Citric Acid and Baking Soda well. A fork will do this best.
Optional (but amazing): Add the essential oil drops in scattered locations slowly while mixing. This is important to do first as it will add some moisture to the mixture which will effect how much water to add.
SLOWLY add colorful water, a drop at a time while mixing continuously. If you have an eye dropper or pipette this will be helpful. This is science, so if you add water to quickly, it will create the reaction you’re hoping for later. If it does fizz, continue mixing and compress location of fizz, it will resolve. You want the mixture to be slightly damp only, it will feel like it needs to be more wet, but I promise it will stick together when dry.
Add 2 Tablespoons of dried lavendar and mix.
Add mix to mold and compress tightly.
Sprinkle a little extra dried lavendar over the top of the tray and press in to the mix.
Allow bath bombs to dry overnight.
Remove from molds when completely dry. With this recipe, NONE of them cracked. They easily pop out as you peel the mold away. Store in an airtight sealed jar.
Have fun! Enjoy and relax! This would also make a super cute Mother's Day gift! ( hint hint )
Recipe found and altered to fit our needs by https://ashleysolberg.com/bath-bomb-homemade-valentines/