What if I tell you there is something amazing about a warm bath for your health?
You wouldn’t believe how a homemade salt bath bombs will take your health relaxation to an apex!
Bath bombs have become far much popular with numerous available options lately. Although I’d just urge that you only stick with the natural or organic choice. Infants and grown-ups love them and while they can cost up to $9 each to buy, you can still purchase a whole set with a relative cheaper cost.
I can still remember when I was still a child. I sincerely fell in love with bath bombs. Now, I don’t know why I don’t regularly find interest as of before. Maybe because of how artificial additives and ingredients would be much in it, being a store-bought version.
Sincerely, I began frowning at this bath bomb ever since I noticed elements of Dyes and Fragrances.
Hence, homemade bath bombs would be a local and better solution! You can derive them from nourishing sea salt or Epsom salts, alkalizing baking soda, and fizzing citric acid with a nourishing oil and vanilla base.
How to Make Bath Bombs
I’ll urge that you already get set the ingredients you’ll be using in making your bath bomb. Because it’s takes no much time at all to prepare. Most of the ingredients are pantry staples in many homes, but make sure you have these on hand:
- Citric Acid
citric acid is actually the most obscure ingredient in bath bomb recipe that a lot of people don’t have on set. For that fizzing reaction that makes bath bombs feel like bathing in champagne, it’s necessary.
- Baking Soda
The pillar of this recipe is just that alkalizing baking soda. It actually complements the acidic citric acid and also an amazing source of the fizzing reaction.
- Salt, Oil, and Liquid
Salts are actually very versatile. You have a free choice to choose any form combination that you have at hand. You’ll need some kind of:
Oil: Pick a simple oil like olive oil, almond oil or coconut oil or get more fancy with sea buckthorn oil, argan oil or apricot oil.
Salt: Stick to basic salt or take it up a notch with Epsom salt or another favorite salt option.
Liquid: Basic water works, but I also love using organic witch hazel for some extra skin-soothing.
- Scents and Colors
This is where the options get endless. Use your favorite essential oils, add dried herbs, or make them scent-free.
- Corn Starch or Arrowroot
Corn starch offers that silky feel which everyone loves, as bath bombs gives. I most times use organic corn starch powder in this recipe. Arrowroot also works but doesn’t provide quite as silky of a finished product.
Favorite essential oil combinations: Lavender/Vanilla or Rose/Ylang-Ylang… or just use your imagination!
Kids love the fizzy action of bath bombs! I’m pretty cautious with essential oil use around young kids for these reasons, so I use these child-safe blends when making them as gifts for my older kids.
You can even add some natural dyes to change the color.
Other Equipment Needed
Below are simple to make with your hands and measuring cups. But if you want a fancier and more uniform product, it helps to also have:
Digital Scale: This helps you a arrive accurate proportions as exactly factual.
Molds: For the simplest version, you can just form these into balls with your hands, but if you are making as gifts or just want fancier shapes, molds are the way to go.
Homemade Bath Bomb Tutorial
Preparing homemade bath bombs is an awesome project for infants to assist with. Certain do-it-yourself recipes demand that you give a specific measuring and handling harsh chemicals such as lye, so they aren’t a great project to go through with children around. These bath bombs are wholly opposite and are marvelous project to do with children around.
Bath Bomb Ingredients Needed
•4 ounces cornstarch (about 3/4 cup)
•4 ounces citric acid (1/2 cup)
•2 TBSP oil of choice (this is my personal favorite but any liquid oil will work)
•1/2 cup (4 ounces) sea salt or Epsom salt
•8 ounces baking soda (about 1 cup)
•1 tsp vanilla extract (or more water)
•2 tsp witch hazel (or water) plus a little more if needed
•30-40 drops of essential oils or powdered dried herbs (ginger is great)
Bath Bomb Instructions
Mix dry ingredients (cornstarch,citric acid, salt, and baking soda) in a large bowl and stir it well until well mixed.
Get a small container, mix the oil, vanilla extract and witch hazel and then stir well. Include in it required oils if you’ll use it.
Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients a few drops at a time. Stir well with hands worn with gloves (as recommended).
Afterwards, add powdered dried herbs if using.
Mixture should hold together when squeezed without crumbling.
Then, you may need to slightly add more witch hazel if it hasn’t yet got this required consistency.
I recommend u that you use a spray bottle container with additional liquid to add evenly.
Hastenly push mixture into the molds. If you don’t use molds, be quick in pushing the mixture into the greased muffin tins or any other greased container.
Then, press in firmly and leave it for at least 24 hours or more.
You’ll notice how it expands. It’s normal.
You can push it down into the mold a lot of times as it dries to avoid to much of expansion.
When you use the metal molds, it’ll offer you a stronger and more effective result of bath bomb.
When it becomes dry, carefully remove and store in a bag or an airtight container.
I’ll recommend that you use it within 2 weeks.
If you consider relaxing after a long day of dealing with your children, bath bombs are perfect for serving you that healthy pleasure. Motherhood entails several activities that require the essence of a bath bomb in the tub.
And if you haven’t yet tried this bath bomb thing yet, I urge that you have a feel of it too, as it’s actually one of my favorite things to do at the end of the day.
Have you ever made your own bath bombs? Do you even know what it means before you read this post? Comment below and let’s chat.