Ok, so I LOVE a bargain and I LOVE good quality ingredients. Those two things don’t always go hand in hand, sadly. But, if you have a good recipe, they can go together! Making something homemade is always healthier as you know exactly what you put in it AND it is made with love.
Everyone is loving bath bombs these days, but the ones you find at stores are usually filled with toxic crud and the ones that are decent cost more than they should! I mean, you can only use a bath bomb once so why spend a lot of money on it.
This recipe is so simple, quick and inexpensive to make at home, which proves non-toxic products can be affordable! I can turn out a batch of about 30 in about an hour. I say, that’s worth my time and saves my pocket book from going dry. Yea, just a little bath humor right there. Lol. If you met me, I am a little cheesy from time to time.
With the holiday season right around the corner, you can totally use your starter kit and gift so many cute things that are non-toxic and great to receive! It’s a win-win!
Ok, here’s the recipe.
- 1 Cup – Baking Soda
- 1/2 Cup – Citric Acid
- 1/2 Cup – Epsom Salts
- 1/2 Cup – Corn Starch
- 3 TB – Fractionated Coconut Oil or V6
- Water Spritzer (Water in a Spray Bottle)
- 20-30 Drops of Young Living Essential Oils
- Bath Bomb Molds (I bought Stainless Steel Molds after various others failed me…)
1. Add all the dry ingredients to a bowl. Whisk together to get out all lumps and incorporate the ingredients.
2. Add one tablespoon of carrier oil (such as fractionated coconut oil, almond oil or V6) at a time and whisk in until all 3 are added and the ingredients are combined.
3. Add 20-30 drops of essential oils. I did some combinations and some singles. I use Young Living as I trust my farmer.
4. Spritz one mist/squirt at a time of water and use your hand or whisk to incorporate. It takes about 10-15 squirts for me to get the right consistency. It should stick when you squeeze you hand together. It shouldn’t be liquid. You don’t want to activate the citric acid with the water. It’s almost dry with a little stick when you apply pressure. See the picture.
5. Take your bath mold. Place it in the bowl and gather the mixture inside. Push together and squeeze the molds until you see some bath bomb material squirts out the sides. See the picture.
6. Remove right away by taking one end off at a time. You can use your finger or spoon to smooth out the bump where the molds met or leave it.
7. Place on a lightweight towel and let dry for 24 hours.
8. Package as a gift, use them or store in a cute glass jar in your bathroom.
I used some of the starter kit oils and some others we LOVE! See the comments under them for what they support. The possibilities are endless!
My son asked if we could make Copiaba Bath Bombs! That’s a great idea to support their muscles after soccer. Why didn’t I think of that?!
Have a Bomb-Diggity Day,