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DIY Bath Bombs

March 24, 2017

With Spring Break quickly approaching, Mike and I were eager to plan a mini-vacay away!  We wanted to do something within driving distance so after a good amount of research we landed on the idea of Wisconsin!  Beer, Cheese – whats not to love!  We will be spending one night in Milwaukee and the following two nights at a cabin in Door County.  The icing on the cake is that the cabin we found is smack dab in the middle of the woods, has a fire pit for roasting marshmallows, hiking trails and.. a jacuzzi!  With the wineries and restaurants all planned out, I wanted to also make sure that we had everything we needed for maximum relaxation back at the cabin every night so I started online shopping at Lush.  Don’t get me wrong, I think Lush is great but my jaw hit the floor when I saw how much the bath bombs cost.  I may be a spender, but I couldn’t justify spending ~$10 for a one-time-use so I decided to try making my own!  I am so happy I did because I love how they turned out!  I was able to make 4 bath bombs on my own for the price of 1 from Lush!

Try these out for yourself!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Dry Ingredients:

  • Baking Soda – 8 Ounces (1 Cup)
  • Citric Acid – 4 Ounces (1/2 Cup)
  • Corn Starch- 4 Ounces (1/2 Cup)
  • Epsom Salt- 4 Ounces (1/2 Cup)

Wet Ingredients:

  • Water- .75 tbsp
  • Essential Oils- 2 tsp
  • Olive Oil- 2.5 tbsp
  • Food Coloring-1 or 2 drops

Tools:

  • Bath Bomb Mold (I bought this one from Amazon but you can also use Christmas or craft ornaments, ice cube trays etc)
  • Kitchen Scale (or measuring spoons)

 

Combine the dry ingredients in one big bowl (glass is best because it is non-reactive.  I used metal and it worked just fine.  Whisk the dry ingredients until the clumps are gone.  You want a fairly smooth consistency.

In a separate bowl, whisk your wet ingredients together.

I used 3-4 drops of my food coloring here.

Very slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, while simultaneously whisking.  You will want to be careful to not pour too much of the wet ingredients in at once.  Doing so will cause the ingredients to react and fizz – you want this reaction as you are dropping the bath bomb into your tub, not as you are making them!  If you notice that the mixture is beggining to foam, you are pouring the liquid too fast.  If this happens, quickly whisk the reacting ingredients into the non-reacting ingredients and it should stop the reaction.

When all of the wet ingredients have been added, the mixture should feel like slightly damp sand.  If correct, the mixture should clump together.  You are now ready to mold them!

Begin filling the molds with the mixture – I filled each side up to the brim, overfilling at the top and them smooshed the two sides together.

Tap the mold in a few spots with the back of a spoon to loosen from the mold and set the bath bombs on a tray to set overnight.

Your bath bombs are now ready to use!

Pour yourself a glass of wine, light up a candle and try out your bath bomb!

 

I’m so excited to try different color combinations and molds and very much looking forward to my jacuzzi in the cabin next week!

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