I love to make my own gifts and these “Bath Bombs” are perfect for everyone on your list who loves a good bubbly soak! Bath bombs are everywhere lately and some can be a bit pricey but they are super simple to make at home with a few standard kitchen ingredients and natural beauty items. They do contain citric acid which is what give them their bubbly effect. This is used in canning and food prep and can be found in some grocery stores or ordered online.
Here is my basic recipe:
Holiday Bath Bombs
1 cup baking soda
1 cup citric acid powder
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup Epsom salt
1/2 cup coconut oil melted
Optional : dried herbs, essential oils, matcha tea, food color
In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients. If you want a color you can add to the dry ingredients and stir slowly. You may also add a tablespoon of matcha tea, dried herbs or more colored epsom salt. Melt the coconut oil in the microwave or on the stovetop. Slowly add to the dry ingredients and mix well you will have a mixture that looks like wet sand. I use my hands but a small spoon or fork works. Then pack the mixture tightly in a mold — I used plastic christmas ornament balls but you can use anything muffin tins, silicon molds, cookie cutters. I un-mold after a few minutes and place my bombs on a cotton dish cloth on a tray and let them dry overnight. You could also leave in the mold. To use: Drop in a tub full of warm water and enjoy!
- Grease molds with coconut oil
- Do not use any water and make sure all our equipment is dry
- You can spray the mixture with alcohol or witch hazel if it starts to dry out or add more oil.
Yield 6 bombs
Merry Christmas !