This is one of my favorite DIY family ideas. Let me show you how to make bath bombs. It’s super easy, fun, and a great way to relax at bath time. Made with all natural and quality ingredients.
Make Your Own Bath Bombs
Everyone LOVES bath bombs! These little colorful balls are really awesome and extremely popular for people who enjoy nice and relaxing warm baths. Fizzy, bubbly and naturally scented bath bombs are just perfect. The problem is store bought ones can contain artificial ingredients and scents, but you can easily avoid that by making your own with the highest quality ingredients and your favorite essential oils.
Say goodbye to unwanted ingredients and enjoy a calming bath that has wonderful health benefits.
Watch How To Make Bath Bombs
1 cup Baking Soda
1/2 cup Epsom Salts
1/2 cup Citric Acid
1/2 cup Corn Starch
2 tablespoons Coconut Oil (melted)
5-6 drops of your favorite Essential Oils
1-2 tablespoons of water
Bath bomb Molds. You will get 3 different sizes and also some bags for storage.
Natural Food Coloring (*optional)
Mini figures (optional, but so much fun for little surprises inside)
How To Make Bath Bombs Instructions
Step 1: Get all your dry ingredients ready and place them in a large bowl. You need to mix the following: baking soda, epsom salts, citric acid, and cornstarch.
Step 2: Next, you need to start adding the coconut oil little by little while mixing. You can also add your favorite essential oils (optional).
Step 3: With your hands (or using gloves), start mixing everything together and add a little bit of water. The mixture should start to form by now. Don’t use too much water or it will activate the fizzy part of the bath bomb. Just use little drops at a time. Also make sure your mixture has a wet sand consistency. If you are using colors (optional) you need to separate the mixtures in bowls and add colors to each one separately.
Step 4: Now take out your bath bomb molds and fill each side with the mixture. You can also add a mini figure inside (optional for little surprises). Then press both sides together tightly, and tap around the molds with a spoon or with your hand, to prevent sticking. Tip: I added a little bit of coconut oil to my molds and the bath bombs came right out.
Step 5: It is best to let your bath bombs dry overnight. Please be careful because homemade bath bombs are fragile. Leaving them overnight will help them set and don’t break easily.
Make sure you rinse well after taking your bath. This recipe makes about 6 medium size bath bombs. If you want to make a big bath just increase the amounts accordingly.
Bath Bombs Health Benefits
A study has found that having a nice hot bath can seriously help those suffering with depression. Conducted by the University of Freiburg, Germany, it was concluded that taking a long soak in the tub can be as effective in boosting our mental health as talking a long walk.
Bath bombs also contain Epsom salts and magnesium has wonderful health benefits. It helps the body get rid of toxins, relax, and boosts the immune system. Check out my Detox Bath Bombs For Kids post for more information. Interested in a natural remedy to fight colds? Check out my very popular post, Kick Colds Fast With a Detox Bath.
Coconut oil will moisturize your skin and leave it silky soft. Benefits of coconut oil include reducing inflammation, keeping skin moisturized and helping heal wounds. The medium-chain fatty acids found in coconut oil also possess antimicrobial properties that can help treat acne and protect the skin from harmful bacteria (SOURCE).
Essential oils you can use: If you want your bath bombs to have a nice calming and relaxing effect, use Lavender, or Chamomile essential oils. They are also great are relieving stress and anxiety. If you want to decongest, use Eucalyptus or Peppermint essential oils. For kids I recommend you check out my Safe Essential Oils For Children post.
Great gift for friends and family: Bath bombs are perfect for kids and adults. Some nice gift boxes and your creativity is all you need. Make beautiful and colorful bath bombs anytime you need a special gift for someone. Great for the holidays, birthday parties, Valentine’s day or any other occasion.
Make bath bombs extra fun using different molds and colors: Once you realize how awesome bath bombs are, you are going to start thinking in more creative ways to make them. You can try making them in different shape molds and skin safe food coloring.
Hide Little Surprise Toys Inside: This is a total hit with kids. When making your bath bombs, hide mini figures or little surprise toys inside each one. This will make bath time so exciting!
Please always test essential oils to make sure you don’t have a reaction to them just like you would with any other bath ingredient.
This information should not replace professional advice by a qualified medical or herbal practitioner.
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