I have been itching to make bath bombs since it seems to be the big hype right now, and I am here to tell you they are truly so simple to make and very inexpensive. Now, I am not too sure about the emoji or unicorn colored ones, so don’t hold me to that if those are difficult! I know the YouTube videos for those were like 30 minutes or something crazy like that.
The opportunity hit perfectly for me to try these little guys out. Plus, I love creating original content. It gives me an extra excuse to get crafty! I will say these turned out SO much better than I was expecting and their wonderful scent made my whole entire house smell like a spa. ( That essential oil seriously goes a long way! ) These would be a great gift for your Mom, a weekend project with your kids, or just to whip them up for yourself. Which is exactly what I did! Happy day to me!
- ¼ cup citric acid
- 2 ½ cups baking soda
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- Witch hazel
- Essential oil
- Food coloring (don’t worry this will not stain your bathtub)
- Mixing bowl
- Silicone mold (or any mold of your choice)
- Spray bottle (filled with witch hazel)
- Combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix well.
- Add in a few drops of food coloring and essential oil of your choice (a little goes a long way). Mix the food coloring and oil in with the dry ingredients, making sure to break up the clumps.
- Next, you need to get the mixture to the consistency of moist sand. Adding the witch hazel via the spray bottle, and mixing in between sprays will help it to not start fizzing.
- Once the mixture is the correct consistency it will stick together when you squeeze it. Begin to pack it tightly into your molds. (I added dried and crumbled rose petals into the bottom of my molds to give it a cute additive.)
- Let the mixture dry overnight, or leave it in the freezer for 30 minutes. Then gently remove the bath bombs from the mold.