Bath bombs are simple and easy to make and only require a few simple ingredients that can be found easily in supermarkets, health store or online. No need for a ”Breaking Bad” chemistry knowledge to prepare those Bath Bombs. they are made with a simple combination of bicarbonate, citric acid, a binding agent and some sort of essential oil that all come together to fizz up in the bath and in turn help you to relax. Also great for giving yourself some de-stress time in the middle of your week and made with simple all-natural ingredients. The scent is so very important. Scents affect mood and personality so it is important that you choose scents that you love for your own wellness.
your Bath Bombs – Step-by-Step
Although this seems like a lot of
steps, once you get the hang of it, preparing your bath bombs will take about
10-20 minutes depending on the quantity you do.
gather the ingredients and the equipment
In most cases, the equipment needed will include:
preferably in glass;
Measuring cups and spoons;
Water bottle sprayer;
Ingredients needed typically include:
Some type of mineral salts like Epsom salts
Step 2: mix the ingredients
In the glass bowl mix all the dry ingredients, It’s a good idea to use latex gloves to protect your hands, especially if you have sensitive skin. Then Add your liquid ingredients starting by the binding agent. Then adding your scent with essential oil(s)
Start mixing your ingredients. You should feel the mixture to become sandy and forming clumps when pressing together. If it does not, you need to add some water, spraying a bit at a time. If desired, you can add gradually a color of your choice to get the shade you like. A few splashes of red color like this will give you a light pink color
You need to mix your ingredients quickly after you added all the wet
ingredients to prevent the fizz from happening in your bowl.
Note: if you added too much wet ingredients and the mixture starts to fizz,
just add some more corn starch. On contrary, if the mixture is too dry, spray a
bit of water, as needed.
The mixture once, well mixed together should feel sandy and coarse like sand after a light rain. If desired, you can add, after you added your color, some dry decorative ingredients such as flower petals, dried herbs, sugar decorations and others of sort. You need to make sure the ingredients are very dry.
Step 3: time to fill your molds
When the mixture is well mixed, you should work quickly to fill your molds. Doing to slowly or waiting a bit in between could let the mixture dry too much. If this happens, just spray a bit of water to re-humidify your bath bomb mixture.
To fill your molds with the sandy mixture, you should pack as much as you
can in each mold. Then you need to tightly compress the sandy mixture in your
mold by pressing down on it with the palm of your hand, and adding some mixture
as needed. I usually don’t use gloves at this step because I like to feel if
the mixture is well compressed in each mold.
If you have a little extra mixture, use paper cups as mold. They also work
Uncovered, let the bath bomb dry in their mold for a period of 24hours.
After 12 hours you can delicately unmold the bath bombs and place them on a
place to dry for another 24 hours. Or you can unmold them after the 24 hours
And TARAAA! Your bath bombs are now ready to be used.