The perfect way to enjoy your bath is to add some fizz to your water. Taking a bath with a bath bomb can turn a usual procedure into a real spa experience. Isn’t that exciting?Since bath fizzies are packed with all those healthy moisturizing oils, natural colors, and essential oils they are beneficial for our skin condition, moreover depending on what kind of ingredients you use bath bombs can have relaxing, rejuvenating effect and even help to relieve pain and reduce stress. Many people buy them in a store, but since their price is often high not everyone can spend 5-15$ every time they want to take a relaxing bath.
That is why I recommend making bath bombs at home. It is way cheaper and you know for sure what is in them. So it also a good DIY project idea for your kids. You can even throw out a themed Bath Bomb Birthday Party where children learn all about making bath fizzies. I am sure that putting a toy or some kind of surprise in a bath bomb will make kids very excited. There many recipes out there which you can use but if you’re a beginner then it would help to have some kind of a bath bomb recipe book to start with.
Here I prepared for you one of the easiest bath fizzies recipes I have tried out. These bath bombs are scented with lavender and geranium essential oils and sprinkled with lavender seeds. But you can easily customize this recipe according to your preferences and needs. You can buy your ingredients on Amazon, Walmart or a local store near you. However, if you’re planning on making many of them then you might consider ordering your supplies in bulk wholesale.
And here we go. Let it fizzzzz!
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 citric acid
- 2 tbsp cornstarch (or kaolin clay instead)
- 2 tbsp milk powder
- 1 tbsp almond oil (you can also use coconut oil, olive oil or whatever oil you have at home)
- 1 tsp lavender essential oil (if you prefer fragrance oil then you can substitute essential oil)
- 1 tsp geranium essential oil
- 1-2 tbsp dried lavender seeds (for decoration)
- food or soap coloring
- witch hazel/rubber alcohol in a spray bottle or water
- NOTE: You can also use mica or just skip this step and not use any colorant at all. Another idea for coloring your bath bombs in a natural way is adding a few drops of beetroot juice, some matcha tea powder, cosmetic clay etc. More natural colorant ideas are here.
- Mix baking soda, citric acid, milk powder and cornstarch in a large bowl. I highly recommend presifting all of your dry ingredients to prevent clumps. Another useful tip is to grind your citric acid. This will allow the ingredients to incorporate better and bath bomb will fizz stronger. If you have sensitive lungs it makes sense to put a mask on. Make sure you mix your dry ingredients thoroughly.
- Now mix your oils. If you use coconut oil/cocoa butter/shea butter you need to melt it in a double boiler or using your microwave in 15 seconds intervals stirring the mixture in between. Do not let your oils to overheat.
- Slowly pour in liquid ingredients and mix thoroughly. You want to make sure that dry and wet ingredients are well incorporated.
- Add lavender seeds and stir your mixture or sprinkle your molds with them.
- Divide your mixture into two parts
- Add your colorant to one of them and mix well until you get nice and even color.
- Now spray each of the mixtures with witch hazel. one spritz at a time. You would have to work fast and mix quickly so the mixture does not fizz prematurely. Spritz and mix until you get that wet sand-like consistency. Squeeze a little bit of your mixture in the palm of your hand. It should hold its shape. The mixture shouldn’t be too dry, neither too wet. If it is too wet than just add some baking soda and citric acid. If it is too dry then give your mixture a few more spritzes.
- Now you can mold your bath bombs. I used silicone molds but you can use whatever molds you have laying around. Fill up your molds tightly making sure there no gaps.
- Let them sit for 10-15 minutes and carefully take them out.
- Dry the bath bombs in a dry place for 24 hours. IMPORTANT: if the humidity level is too high then you bath bombs might absorb it from the air and they will expand. If the humidity where you live is high then place your bath fizzies in an airtight container with some rice which is going to absorb the wetness.
- Once your bath bombs are completely dry warp them in a plastic wrap or store them in an airtight container.
If your bath bombs do not turn the way you want them to then take a look at this article DIY Bath Bombs: The Most Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them.
Good luck and enjoy your bath time!