DIY – Bath Bomb

The bomb, why yes they are! Why not relax and unwind when ever you please with this amazing homemade bath bomb recipe

Hello, you beautiful lot and how are you all? I do hope you’re well and thank you for stopping by today to check out my homemade DIY – bath bomb post. I mean who doesn’t love an amazing pamper with their favourite bath bomb? If you’re a big fan of Lush fan then you know what I’m talking about!

What can I say? I finally made bath bombs and I’m going to share with you how to make them so you can enjoy at home as well. Perhaps you could even gift some of them to your friends and family. I would like to thank a friend of mine who essentially walked me through it step by step, you beaut!! This is a recipe for beginners which you can keep practising with until you get to grips with it.

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Why You Need Bath Bombs?

I know we don’t NEED bath bombs or other bath vanity products but let me paint a little picture for you. It’s Thursday, the week has gone slow and it’s not even Friday yet, it’s been a week from hell. Work has been non-stop with your boss being difficult and you’re stressed to the max. Your working so hard that the housework is slowly slipping but you’re getting the essentials done, just about. The kids and the other half are doing your head in with their constant requests when they can’t even manage to put the toilet seat down for you. To top it all off the car broke down, the washing machine broke, fence panel fell down, you know there’s always something!

It’s been a week for sure. You grab a little glass of your fave and get that Whitney blasting girl. You plunge yourself into the warmth of a relaxing bath, glass in hand. The bubbles gently pop and tingle on your skin as you’re overcome with beautiful scents of jasmine or vanilla, sandalwood and citrus. Yesssss ladies, you deserve to melt away your aches and pains in gorgeous baths laden with a bath bomb, fizzers, bubbles and any other concoction you can imagine. For stress relief, relaxation, for some much needed alone time or even for a mental health moment. A bath bomb is a number one choice! So how do you make your own DIY bath bomb? This way!

You Will Need

Bicarbonate of Soda,
Epsom Salt,
Citric Acid,
Essential Oils,
Witch Hazel,
A PLASTIC bowl,
WOODEN or PLASTIC spoon,
Measuring cups,
Moulds.
Keeping this recipe really simple,

Directions

  1. Start by adding 2 cups of Bicarb.
    Now if you don’t have measuring cups just use equal measure from a normal cup just not a whole cup’s worth.
  2. Add 1 cup of Epsom Salt.
  3. Add 1 cup of Citric Acid.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients together THOROUGHLY. Making sure they have blended together well.
  5. Next, add the essential oils. I used what you see above and it gave a really fruity scent which was lovely. Here are the amounts I used.
    x2 drops of Frankincense,
    x5 drops of Sandalwood,
    x5 drops of Sweet Orange,
    x2 Bergamot,
  6. Again mix THOROUGHLY between each oil drops, making sure to break down any lumps that the liquid may have created.
  7. Now you need to add the Witch Hazel and you must go slowly and carefully. Add only a couple of drops at a time and stop when it becomes slightly mouldable. I used a medicine syringe to add my drops and actually only added about 4 or 5.
  8. After all that you need to compact the bath bomb mixture into moulds. As you can see I used a simple ice cube tray to make mine. You need to really pack it in well until it’s rock-solid in the mould.

Bath Bomb Shapes

I also attempted for the 100th time a ball mould. This time however I got the consistency of the bath bomb mixture right and it came out perfect. This was achieved with a metal circle mould from eBay. You can also any shaped ice cube tray which can be fun.

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When it comes to storage either dress up an old jar or I recycled an old sweet container this time around. I used a simple bow and that was it but the bath bombs inside still look great. It needs to have a lid and have a good seal to keep out moisture. Really simple but really pretty and brilliant as a gift for birthdays, Christmas and lots more occasions.

I really hope you enjoyed this homemade bath bomb blog post as much as I enjoyed making them! Do you have a favourite bath bomb? Let me know in the comments below my loves! You can also check out loads of great bath bomb posts here. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Lots of Love,
Tahnee xxx

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