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How to Make Your Own DIY Bath Bomb

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How to Make Your Own DIY Bath Bomb
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How to Make Your Own DIY Bath BombFor the past few years, the online world has been flooded with pictures of baths filled with colorful water and plenty of bubbles. Juicy orange, romantic purple, deep black or even magic rainbow water seemed to be created in Photoshop because it looked just too beautiful to be real. What was the secret? Bath bombs.

What Is a Bath Bomb

The bath bomb is basically a ball packed with fizzy ingredients, that will start to bubble when touched by water. The bath bomb can be any size and color, that depends only on your preferences and ingredients that you have. Once you put it in the water, the ingredients start reacting, creating foam and bubbles. Depending on what other ingredients you used to create your own bath bomb, they will be released into the water, nourishing and moisturizing your body.

Although there are plenty of bath balls on the market, creating them in your own kitchen will give you peace of mind, that you know exactly what is in them.

DIY Bath Bomb Recipes

The base recipe for bath bombs is very simple and you can find the ingredients in almost any supermarket. Although a fizzy ball in your bath looks like a scientific experiment, you can easily make it yourself and even customize it by adding extra coloring and essential oils. What will you need for a homemade bath bomb?

Ingredients For a Bath Bomb Base

  • 2 cups of baking soda
  • 1 cup of citric acid
  • 1 cup of Epsom salt (it is also possible to add any bath salt that you have at home)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons body butter (shea butter, cocoa butter or any butter that you have at home)

You will need:

  • A bowl for the dry ingredients
  • A bowl for the wet ingredients
  • A pan
  • A spoon
  • Bath bomb molds or silicone muffin forms

How to make it:

Put the body butter and the coconut oil in a pan. Warm it up on a small fire. Stir it every 15-20 seconds. When the mixture is melted put it in one of the bowls.

Put baking soda, citric acid, and Epsom salt (or any bath salt) in another bowl. Slowly add the melted oily ingredients to the dry ingredients, constantly stirring. When all ingredients are combined together, mix them for about 1 minute, until all the dry ingredients are wet.

Voila! That is your base for a bath bomb. Thanks to this recipe you can enjoy a bath with fizzing bubbles. Would you like to customize your bath bombs a bit? You can add some of those ingredients to create a personal bath ball:

  • 3-4 tablespoons of chosen essential oil (or a mixture of essential oils)
  • Flower petals
  • Glitter
  • Non-toxic food coloring

Homemade Bath Bomb “Rose Garden”

The beautiful smell of fresh roses and rose petals floating around you. Doesn’t it sound like a great plan for Saturday evening? A hot bath with a pink fizzy ball that reveals more and more rose petals as it melts will be an unforgettable experience of a home SPA. Rose scented oil is great for improving your mood and fighting anxiety. It is also great for irritated skin as it sedates inflammation and helps to heal processes.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of baking soda
  • 1 cup of citric acid
  • 1 cup of Epsom salt (it is also possible to add any bath salt that you have at home)
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons body butter (shea butter, cocoa butter or any butter that you have at home)
  • Dried rose petals
  • Rose essential oil
  • Food coloring

You will need:

  • A bowl for the dry ingredients
  • A bowl for the wet ingredients
  • A pan
  • A spoon
  • Bath bomb molds or silicone muffin forms

How to make it:

Put the body butter and the coconut oil in a pan. Warm it up on a small fire. Stir it every 15-20 seconds. When the mixture is melted put it in one of the bowls. Add about 10 drops of rose essential oil. Add a few drops of food coloring (you can choose any color that you like, but pink will be just perfect!).

Put baking soda, citric acid, and Epsom salt (or any bath salt) in another bowl. Slowly add the melted oily ingredients to the dry ingredients, constantly stirring. When all ingredients are combined together, mix them for about 1 minute, until all the dry ingredients are wet.

You can add the rose petals to the moist mixture or put them in the middle of the ball while forming the bath bomb. If you choose the second option, you will create a secret “chamber” of rose petals that will appear after the bath bomb is melted.

Put the moist mixture with rose petals in both halves of the molds or in the silicon muffin forms. If you are using the molds, put the halves together and close them tightly. If you chose the option with rose petals chamber, before closing the molds put a small handful of rose petals in the middle. Once the mixture is in the forms, put it aside in a colder place. Depending on their sizes, your bath bombs will be ready within 2-3 hours.

Homemade Bath Bomb “Sleepy Head”

Sleepy Head bath bomb will soothe you after a hard, long day, relax your tense muscles and prepare you for the nighttime. Lavender flowers will turn your bath into an amazing purple meadow. With a few candles around you, soft relaxing music, and the Sleepy Head bath bomb you can create yourself a real oasis.

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Tobiasz Gromysz

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