There is no denying how relaxing it is to take a warm bath after a long and tiring day. So why not take up your rest and relaxation one step further by making yourself your very own homemade salt bath bombs? Bath bombs have been gaining popularity recently and they are actually good for kids and adults alike. You can actually get them in your local grocery for a price so if you want to save money while enjoying your bath, going DIY is the best way to go.
What’s great about making bath bombs yourself is that they are not complicated to make. Also, they are relatively safe to do with your kids unlike others that will require chemicals to create. Here are a few bath bomb recipes that you can make on your own.
Basic bath bombs
You will need 8 ounces of baking soda, ½ cup of sea salt or Epsom salt, 2 tablespoons of oil of your choice, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 4 ounces of citric acid, 4 ounces of cornstarch, 2 teaspoons of witch hazel, and 30 to 40 drops of essential oils. Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix until they are combined. Get a small bowl where you need to mix oil, vanilla extract, and witch hazel. Add the essential oils that you will be using. The liquid ingredients should be added few drops at a time. Mix everything up with your hands. Make sure that the mixture holds together when squeezed without crumbling at all. You will need to add more witch hazel until you have achieved your desired consistency. Push the mixture into your molds firmly then leave it for one to two days until they harden. Once they have hardened, remove from the molds and store in tight containers or bags. This will last for two weeks.
Green tea bath bombs
Who doesn’t want green tea anyway? Making these bath bombs are perfect for green tea lovers. You will need 3 cups of baking soda, 1 ounce of green tea seed oil, 5 to 10 ml Irish Green La Bomb Colorant, 1.5 cups of citric acid, 5 to 10 ml Green Tea Seed Extract, witch hazel, cyclomethicone, 2-3 stainless steel bath bomb mold, droppers, and 8 ounce bottles with spray top. To make this bath bomb, add Cyclomethicone to each of the metal mold then rub the insides using your fingers to distribute it evenly. Get a large bowl to combine citric acid with baking soda. Use a mesh strainer or your hands to get rid of any clumps. Use gloves to make it easier. Use a dropper to add 5 to 10 ml green tea extract. Use a separate dropper to add 5 to 10 ml of Irish Green La Bomb Colorant. Add Green Tea Seed Oil and incorporate all the ingredients using your hands. Put the witch hazel in the spray bottle and spritz mixture with it until it is wet enough to the point that they will stick together when you squeeze them in your palm. Fill one half of the mold with the mixture, then do the same with the other half but slightly overfill this one. Squeeze the two together and let the mold sit for 15 minutes. Remove one half of the mold gently, then leave the other half on for an hour. Remove the mold afterwards and you are done.