Bath Bombs!

Okay, I may be a little obsessed with making my own spa products.  Recently, I posted about homemade Epsom soaks, and sugar scrubs.  This week, I decided to try bath fizzies, also referred to as bath bombs. I LOVE BATH BOMBS.  I do not however love the price.  I had varies ingredients lying around, and decided to try to make my own bath bombs. How hard could it be? I knew some recipes called for baking soda, corn starch, citric acid, and some oil.  I have an abundance of amazing  essential oils as well, so I knew I could incorporate some of those for scent and other essential benefits.  Well, thanks to my DIY addiction, I have all of the required ingredients.  I decided I could make perfect little party favors for my soon to be one year old’s birthday party.  I made lavender since the guests will all be young.  Lavender in the bath will hopefully make some parents thankful when their kids start winding down after a nice lavender bath.

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First, I gather my ingredients, and a large plastic bowl.  This is my first time attempting, so I made a mini batch to try.  I used 1/2 Cup citric acid, 1/2 Cup baking soda, 1/4 Cup corn starch, and I used a whisk to blend those together. 

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Then I measured out my 1/4 Cup of oil, and added about 7 drops of lavender to it. You can use as little as you would like, but I would not exceed ten drops.  Essential oils are very potent.  I gave that a good stir, and then added it to my dry ingredients.  I had to add food coloring once I decided to use my dinosaur mold to match the party theme.  I put neon green gel into my mixture and stirred it in well with a spatula. ETA: I used melted coconut oil for my second batch and it works much better. Everything hardens faster since coconut oil is solid at room temperature.

I got my mold out and packed it full of my mixture. The remainder was placed into two of my silicone cup cake molds.  I had to be sure to test some out on myself before giving these away! At this point, My molds were filled, I placed saran wrap over each mold.  Then I let them sit for 48 long hours to harden.  If you use coconut oil, it only takes 24 hours.  I removed the bath bombs from the mold, and took one for a test drive. They work perfectly. 

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These are so easy and cheap to make.  You can make them all for yourself, or gift them.  Peppermint is a great scent for the holidays, I just recommend using half the amount because it is so strong.  Dinosaur fossilsEveryone will love them. You can use any essential oil to give your bath whatever scent you like for your  relaxation experience. I can’t wait to make more!

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Try some orange-ginger, or a frankincense and myrrh blend.  Anything goes, these are your creations!  Find a cute mold, or add a couple small soap flowers.  You can make these fabulous.  Share your creations with us. I certainly plan on making many more bath bombs.

Bath Fizzies
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 C Corn Starch
  2. 1/2 C Baking Soda
  3. 1/2 C Citric Acid
  4. 1/4 C Cononut oil (olive oil works, but I liked my coconut oil batch much better)
Optional
  1. 5-10 Drops Essential Oil - I used lavender
  2. 1-2 Drops Food coloring - to make them pretty
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