DIY Bath Bomb

Recipe and supplies 
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ½ corn starch
  • 3 tablespoons Epsom salt
  • 1-2 teaspoon water
  • 3-4 teaspoons Grapeseed oil
  • 20-25 drops of essential oil (my fav is a ylang ylang with jasmine combo. lime vanilla is also refreshing)
  • handful dried flowers-  optional
  • silicone molds or round holiday ornaments
  • whisk
  • mixing bowl
  • pipette -optional
  • small mixing jar or bowl
  • measuring utensils

The recipe above is specific yet also can be adapted to whatever scent or oil you want to use. The amount of humidity where your live does play a role in how successful these turn out. You may need to play with the ingredients to get it right.

Combine all the dry ingredients in fairly large mixing bowl. Size of bowl helps you not toss all the ingredients out when mixing. Set aside.

Combine all the wet ingredients. While whisking the dry ingredients pour slowly from your jar/bowl (or use pipette) the wet into dry mixture. You must whisk quickly to stop any reactions that the wet mixture will have with the dry. Basically water activates citric acid and you want to make that not happen.

Once all is mixed you pack the mixture into the molds.  You can add dried flowers to the top of your molds and then pack in. You can also whisk some into your mixture then pack. Up to you.

If your mixture as you are packing starts to expand that means you failed at the whisking portion. Your wet activated your dry. Forgive yourself and try again.

Let dry in molds for 24 hours.

Store in dry airtight container

When ready to use drop them in a warm tub of water and enjoy a nice soak. If you make small enough fizzies you can use them to freshen your bathroom or house. I have thrown a few small versions in my sink. added water. let the smell float around. The drained the water. I assume you could do this is a large vase.

Where did I get my supplies. Amazon, Mountain Rose Herbs, and local health food store. I use mixing bowls and measuring tools separate from my food tools. I got some good mixing bowls and measuring things from Ikea.

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