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Easy Bath Bomb Recipe

This Easy Bath Bomb recipe is perfect for gifting or just relaxing after a long week.
Keyword Easy Bath Bomb Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Ang Paris

Equipment

  • Small spray bottle with water
  • Small and large glass bowls
  • Bath Bomb Molds
  • measuring spoons and cups
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Fork
  • Spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • ½ cup Citric Acid
  • ½ cup Epsom Salt
  • ¾ cup Corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons Sweet Almond Oil
  • 3 teaspoons Witch Hazel
  • 1-¼ teaspoon Mineral Mica Powder
  • 8-10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil
  • 8-10 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
  • 6-8 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients.
  • Break up any clumps with your fingers.
  • In a small glass bowl, combine the almond oil, essential oils and witch hazel, whisk to combine.
  • Pour the liquid mixture into the large bowl.  (It will fizz once the liquid touches it.)
  • Begin mixing using a fork (or your hands) until everything looks combined and somewhat moist. It will have the consistency of wet sand.
  • Prep your silicone molds and use a spoon to fill the molds halfway.
  • Using a silicone spatula, press the bath bomb mixture into the molds firmly.
  • Spritz each mold with a bit of water (one spray) and press down again to make sure they're firm. (Note: Using too much water will cause the bombs to lose their fizz. If you don't press down firmly, the bombs will not hold together.)
  • Divide the rest of the mixture into the molds and again press down firmly.
  • Spray the top with water and press down again.
  • Close the molds and let them sit in a cool dry place for twenty four hours to set before removing from molds.

Notes

Note: The mica powder and almond oil in these bombs will leave your bath a bit slippery, so take caution when getting out!
Variations
This is the basic recipe to make bath bombs, but you can customize them by using your favorite scents. You can change the mold of choice, too. Even a mini muffin tin will work as mold.
Gifting
You can package these in cello bags tied with a ribbon and they make a great gift for family and friends. They're a perfect gifts for birthdays, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day and just because!
Using Bath Bombs
After a long day, who doesn't look forward to a warm bath? To use your own diy bath bombs, fill the tub with hot water. Drop one fizzy bath bomb into the water. It's a great way to sooth dry skin and relax, too.