After a long day of work, there is nothing more colorful and relaxing than a bath bomb. A small object that fits in your hand, a bath bomb will instantly disintegrate once it hits the water. Knowing how to make bath bombs is a simple and satisfying process that will release a world of fragrance and a spectrum of color.
* 1 cup baking soda * 1/2 cup citric acid * 1/2 cup Epsom salt * 1/2 cup cornstarch * 3/4 tbsp. water * 2 tbsp. essential oil (lavender, eucalyptus, rose, orange, and lemongrass are popular for the bath) * 2 tbsp. oil (jojoba, sweet almond, coconut, olive, or even baby oil) * A few drops of food coloring. * A mold of your choice, such as regular or mini-muffin tins, candy pans, or round plastic molds specifically for bath bombs Optional: Dried flowers or sugar cake decorations, like flowers or stars
Bath Melt Instructions
Almost all bath bombs call for the same ingredients and measurements to create this incredible product. The main key ingredient needed is citric acid, which is very common in online stores.
1: Exclude the citric acid and mix the dry ingredients in a big bowl.
2: Pour all the liquid ingredients in a jar, close and shake very hard.
3: Dump the liquid mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients, and use your hands to combine everything. At this point, add the ever so important citric acid.
4: Combine the mixture into the chosen molds very tightly, overfilling if needed while using a spoon or glass to press the mixture as needed.
5: Give the bath bombs a day or two to completely dry to finish.
6: Task Complete, pop one into the bath tub.
These make the perfect gift, just in time for the holidays. For best results, make a batch of bath bombs for different colors and oils to get different scents to really maximize the experience. The average life span for bath bombs are six months, if they are kept in air-tight containers. Do not store them in the bathroom or in the open air. As a result, the steam and moisture causes the citric acid to lose potency.
With this very useful DIY, you can make the perfect bath bomb from the comfort of your home, just in time for the holidays.