This homemade bath bombs recipe is delightfully fizzy as they dissolve in a warm bath, releasing all the components making up the spherical fragrant blend.
By mixing a few wet and dry ingredients, you can create bath bombs at home. When you make your own bath bombs, you can use 100 percent natural, toxin-free ingredients.
This DIY process with natural ingredients makes your bath bomb experience good for your skin and better for the environment.
Homemade VS Commercial Bath Bombs
Your homemade bath bombs can be dyed in different colors using all-natural ingredients, such as spirulina powder, beet powder, or natural food coloring drops. So, you still have a bright appealing item that looks like a store-bought product.
You Can Customize the Recipe
With essential oils, you can customize the fragrance of your bath bomb to be anywhere from fruity to flowery. It won’t have the chemical fragrance from conventional bath bombs, but instead aromatherapy compounds that uplift your mood and enhance the relaxing effects of a bath.
You aren’t losing out with visual appeal or fragrance when you decide to make your own bath products at home. The quality is as good as store-bought items, without the chemicals.
Materials Needed to Make Homemade Bath Bombs
To make bath bombs, you’ll need the ingredients that go into them, and molds for creating their shape. Grab one bowl for mixing the dry ingredients and one bowl for the wet ingredients.
Use Natural Colorants
For natural food colorants, use all-natural liquid colorant drops or a small amount of beet juice or blackberry juice. You can also mix spirulina powder with a bit of water for green coloring.
Cover the Workspace
Cover the workspace with old newspapers or cloths so that excess mixture doesn’t stain your countertops as you pour the liquid into the bath bomb molds.
Find Some Molds
Another idea is to ask among family and friends. They may have molds that you can borrow and save the cost of buying new ones. That is unless you intend to go into making bath bombs on a larger scale. In which case, you’d probably prefer to have your own set of molds.
Homemade Bath Bombs Recipe
Here is the ingredients list and instructions to make your own eco-friendly homemade bath bombs:
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup non-GMO corn starch
- 1/2 cup Epsom salt
- 1 tsp water
- 2 Tbsp oil, such as coconut, olive, or avocado
- Natural food colorants
- Organic essential oils of your choice
- Bath bomb molds
- Combine the first four ingredients into a mixing bowl.
- Combine the water oil, essential oil, and natural food colorant in another bowl.
- Mix the wet and dry ingredients until they’re fully combined.
- Pour the mixture into the bath bomb molds until they are full and close them up.
- Let them cure in a cool dry spot for 48 hours before removing them from the molds.
Once the bath bombs have cured and are ready, use them for your own delightful bath experience or give them as an eco-friendly gift to friends and family.
DIY Bath Bomb Tips
Store your homemade bath bombs in a dry place where moisture won’t cause them to disintegrate. Place them in glass jars or reusable plastic containers so they can retain freshness.
Use Caution with New Ingredients
Be careful in selecting essential oils for your bath bombs since some oils can irritate the skin. Avoid citrus oils and minty oils like eucalyptus and peppermint. Opt instead for flowery oils like lavender or ylang-ylang, and woodsy oils like sandalwood or cedarwood.
An eco-friendly homemade bath bombs recipe can be a wonderful addition to your plans for an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day celebration. And, it’s a kinder alternative for your health and the environment.