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DIY Bath Bombs

This post is a few days late, but I've been running out of things to do during this quarantine and making bath bombs is such a fun and relaxing activity. The process is pretty simple, and you can customize them to the scents and colors you like best. With this basic recipe, creating your own bath bomb should be pretty easy, and you'll be sudsing in a colorful, scented bath in no time.


What You Need:




1/2 cup Epsom Salt

1/2 cup Cornstarch

1 cup Baking Soda

1/2 cup Citric Acid

Mixing Bowl

Measuring Cup

A few drops of Food Coloring

2 tsp.Essentials Oils

2 tsp. Olive Oil

Bath Bomb Mold










Step 1: With the exception of the citric acid, mix the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. 


Step 2: Pour all of the liquid ingredients in a jar with a top. Close the jar and shake it vigorously.


Step 3: Pour the liquid mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients, and use your hands to combine and meld together. At this point, add the citric acid. You'll probably notice a slight fizzing reaction because of the citric acid. No need to panic, as this is totally normal.


Step 4: Mash the mixture into your chosen molds very tightly. You may slightly overfill the molds and use a spoon or glass to press the mixture in as tightly as possible. Immediately loosen the bombs from their molds onto wax paper and let them dry overnight.


Tip: The mixture should be quite crumbly, almost like wet sand.


Step 4: Give the bath bombs a day or two to completely dry before using them or wrapping them up as gifts.


Step 5: Pop one in the bathtub, enjoy the burst of colors and fizz, and inhale the released aromas. Turn on some of your favorite music or podcast to accompany you while you soak, or simply slide into the bath and enjoy all of your hard work.




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