Bath bombs, bath melts, bath salts, bath oils etc, are ways of making baths more luxuriating and relaxing experience and it could be fun too. To be honest I am not a big bath taker, I use the shower most of the time but when I do want to relax which is mostly on Sundays because that’s when I wash my hair and my husband is home watching sports on TV with our son. I normally just add my bath liquid and any oil I want depending on the mood. However, I went on pinterest a few weeks ago and the amount of recipes and diys on bath essentials blew my mind and so I took some recipes,put my own spin on them and made some pretty stuffs. I hope you like them.
Bath bombs contains two main ingredients citric acid and bicarbonate soda or baking soda which reacts when it comes in contact with water hence the fizzles. Bicarbonate soda or baking soda helps in regulating the PH of substances and that is why people use to wash the hair to help clean the scalp, it is also used for detoxing.
Citric acid is a weak organic acid that found in Citrus fruits. It gives a sour taste when added to food and also serves as a preservative. Because of its high vitamin c content, it helps in stimulating collagen production for the skin and speeds up cell turn over by sloughing off dead skin cells. It is used for scrubs and other skin care products.
What You will Need
1/2 Cup: Citric Acid
1 Cup: Bicarbonate Soda
1/4 Cup: Quaker Oats
Rose Blend Essential Oil
Vanilla Blend Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil
Pink Food Coloring
This is the recipe I used but I changed the essential oils and added a bit of colour. (http://www.lovelygreens.com/2014/04/how-to-make-natural-rose-lavender.html).
- Measure out all your ingredients
- Line your mold with the petals and put aside
- Combine the dry and wet ingredients separately
- Make sure there are no lumps in the dry ingredients and you can even sieve it or break in apart with your fingers
- Mix together
- Spray with water or rose-water, the spray bottle allows for even distribution of water and control
- This is where it becomes a little tricky because you have to be careful not to make too wet but damp enough to hold its shape
- Put the mixture in the mold and put a little pressure on it by squeezing in as much mixture as possible.
My mold came in a tray of 6 semi circles so I used a scissors to cut out 3 so that I’ll be able to make a full circle and I did it by packing the first semi-circle high( like building a sand castle) then using the cut out other half to press on it and push it down tightly.
A really good way to check if the bath bomb is really to be put in a mold is to take the mixture and squeeze in your palm,if the shape holds then you are ready to go if not add a little bit of liquid.
How To Use
Fill up your bath, gently put in the bath bomb and watch it fizz out and release all the scents and yummyness.
Thank you!, and please let me know what you think by commenting down below.