How to Make your Own Bath Bombs

How to Make your Own Bath Bombs

How to Make Your Own Bath Bombs

There is nothing quite like being able to soak in a warm bath at the end of a long and tiring day. We simply add a pour or two of our favourite bubble bath for many of us, and this is enough. However, what if we told you that there are other things that you can jazz up your bath time, and it comes in the form of bath bombs.

Don't want to have to pay for bath bombs? Here is how you can try and make your own bath bombs to add to your bath.

How to do it

We found this particular recipe on BBC Good Food takes around 30 minutes to prepare and make and then about 4 hours to allow the balls to set. If you follow the amounts that we give you, you should make as many as four half-balls, which is plenty for at least a couple of baths.

To make it, you are going to need:

  • 100g of bicarbonate of soda
  • 50g of citric acid
  • 25g of cornflour
  • 25g of Epsom salt (although this is only optional)
  • 2 tbsp of oil, you can choose from a variety of oils that includes sunflower, coconut and almond oil
  • 1/4 tsp of essential oil, it is down to you to choose from the oils that you prefer, this includes orange, lavender and chamomile

If you want the bath bombs to be a specific colour, you will also need a few drops of your chosen liquid food colouring.

As well as this, you will need a mixing bowl, a whisk and plastic moulds.

How do you make it?

To start, you need to add the bicarbonate of soda, citric acid, cornflour and Epsom salt into the mixing bowl. You will need to whisk all of these things together until they are thoroughly combined. Once they are combined, you will need to mix your chosen base oil and whichever food colouring and essential oil that you want in a separate bowl. It can be hard to do this, but you do need to keep mixing.

Once the wet ingredients are combined, you need to slowly add them to the dry ingredients, a little at a time, giving them a whisk between additions. Once the oil is added, then you need to add a few drops of water before mixing it again.

The mixture will fizz at this time, but you need to keep working quickly. It should, with some mixing, start to clump together when you press it together and maintain shape. However, it should not be wet.

If you have a mould, add the mixture to your mould and leave it out for 4 hours; this will give it enough time to dry out and be used.

Give your bath time an upgrade and create the perfect space to relax. All thanks to a fun and straightforward way to make a bath bomb. Created by you, for you.

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