Looking for a fun and easy project? Try making Bath Bombs! This turned out to be WAY easier than I expected! It was faster than I expected too!
I made a very small batch just to test the recipe. I am VERY happy with the recipe! I also learned this recipe adjusts very easy. I am sharing the full recipe and if you want to adjust it, you can.
- 1 Cup Citric Acid
- 2 Cup Baking Soda
- 4 tbsp Epsom Salt
- 1 oz Oil or Shea Butter (Coconut Oil or Shea Butter recommended)
- Essential Oil (optional)
- Witch Hazel
I used a solid Shea Butter, and two types of Essential Oil. I used Lavender for nice relaxing baths, and RC to make upper respiratory shower bombs.
In a clean dry bowl mix the dry ingredients. If you are using Essential Oils I suggest you use a glass bowl.
Mix the Citric Acid, Baking Soda, and Epsom Salts. I used my hands to get it evenly mixed. Then add the oil. Coconut oil, Shea Butter, or even Grape Seed Oil. Since I used a brick of Shea Butter, it was kinda hard to mix. I suggest you use Coconut Oil or a softer Shea Butter.
This is also where you would add the Essential Oils. The type and grade of oil you use would have a lot to do with the amount oil you use. I use only Young Living Oils, and those are a higher grade and I use less of those. Lighter scents like Lavender I would use more than if I was using a stronger scent. I only used one drop each bomb of the RC because it is so strong.
Once everything is mixed lightly spray the mix with the witch hazel. Use as little as you can to get a texture that will make it stick together.
Firmly pack it into whatever mold you are using. I am using Silicone molds because it seemed easier to get the bath bombs out of. Back it down tight, like brown sugar so you do not get air bubbles in them.
I made them all Lavender when I was mixing it in the bowl.
As an experiment, I made two separate and added one drop of RC on top of them.
I let these dry overnight, and tried it out the next night!
OMG, These are awesome! When I made mine, I did not pack them in tight enough and I had big air bubbles. This made them fizz out even faster.
This was a super fun experiment and would be a fun project at spa parties or even just with the kids!