IGGPPCamp 2017: Homemade Bath Bombs
After a busy day at IGGPPCamp, there is nothing like a nice long bath to relax! And since this year is all about self care, what better way to take your bath to the next level that with this luscious homemade bath bomb? Plus you can include fun things like rainbow sprinkles and lavender! What’s not to love? This recipe will makes one bath bomb, but it is easy to double or triple the recipe to make as many as you want!
This bath bomb uses lavender, but you can choose your own scent with whatever your favorite essential oil is, or depending on what you’ve got at home! A plethora of lavender in the local urban garden meant this bath bomb was meant to be lavender, but you can certainly customize it however. This bath bomb mold came from Amazon, where you can find dozens of options if you so choose, but you can use any shaped mold you may already have, like ice cube trays or candy molds or even muffin tins. Let’s get started!
- 2 oz. baking soda
- 1 oz. corn starch
- 1 oz. citric acid
- 1 oz. Epsom salt
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoons water
- 1/2 teaspoon essential oil
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- Food coloring (optional)
- Decorations – dried flowers, sprinkles, glitter, get creative!
You’ll also need some supplies from around your kitchen:
- Large bowl
- Small bowl
- Kitchen scale
- Measuring spoons
- Bath bomb mold (Or go rogue and use a muffin tin, ice cube tray, etc.)
First, in a large bowl combine your dry ingredients and whisk to remove any clumps. Then in a smaller bowl mix together your wet ingredients including any food coloring you want to use. VERY SLOWLY pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture, whisking quickly as you go. You want to minimize the amount of fizz created by adding the liquid too quickly. After the ingredients are mixed, the texture should be a bit like wet sand. It should hold it’s shape when pressed together, but not be too wet that the chemical reaction goes off.
Add any decorations to your mold, then pack each half tightly until they are slightly overflowing. Press the two halves together and slightly twist. If you have trouble releasing the bombs from the molds, tap gently on each half with a spoon.
Let your bath bombs dry at least 24 hours, preferably longer, before use!