DIY Bath Bombs

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I don’t think I’ll ever tire of being in front of a camera.

I’m heading on to Great Day SA this morning, for double DIY beauty segments. On the show, I’ll be making 2 types of face masks, and bath bombs inspired by lush. On the blog today, I’ll be sharing the recipe and how-to for the bath bombs, so you can whip some up for yourself, or for your friends, they’re such a great gift!

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What you need

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid (if you’re not sure where to find it, I ordered mine from Amazon)
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup epsom salt
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • essential oils
  • bath bomb mold or silicone mold of your choice
  • optional extras: food coloring, dried flower petals, glitter….

How to

  • mix all your dry ingredients together
  • in a separate bowl, mix your coconut oil (in liquid form), water, and essential oils (add a few drops at a time, making the scent as strong or faint, as you’d like)
  • very slowly add the liquid to the dry ingredients, hand-mixing quickly as you go
  • continue until all the liquid is added, and the consistency of your mix is like damp sand
  • tightly pack your molds with the mixture

If you’re using a bath bomb mold, pack each side with the mixture, then smush the 2 sides together tightly. Immediately, and gently, remove from the mold, and set aside on paper towels to dry for at least 24 hours. If using silicone molds, pack tightly and let dry in the mold for at least 24 hours before trying to remove. Store in a cool, dry place. A glass jar by your tub would look perfect!

If you’d like to add multiple colors, divvy up the mixture into separate bowls and slowly add drops of food coloring. If you’d like them all 1 color, add the food coloring to your liquid mixture.

Pro tip: the dry mixture will start to fizz as soon as it comes in contact with any liquid, so to ensure that you get the best quality, smooth bath bombs, add in your liquid mix a few drops at a time, while keeping the mixture constantly moving. I like using my hands so I can really work the mixes together, and feel when it’s reached the right consistency.

There are so many ways you can customize these to your liking. Add in dried flower petals, glitter, lemon zest, lavender; the possibilities are endless!

Let me know if you’re going to try them out, and enjoy!

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3 Comments

  • Reply Erica Bodker January 3, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Wahoo girl, you will do great. Can’t wait to see it..

    • Reply Christina January 3, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      Thanks Erica, they’re always fun!

  • Reply Great Day SA – What I Wore + Shop the Look – Champagne Taste Beer Budget January 4, 2017 at 7:00 am

    […] yesterday? It was a fun morning of hands-on mixing, making, and beautifying. We made bath bombs (see yesterdays post for the recipe and step-by-step how-to), and 2 different types of all-natural face […]

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