Spoiling oneself has different meanings for different people. Some like to buy two large cups of chocolate ice-creams and binge through FRIENDS, while some might go a little extra mile and book a leisure high-end spa and therapy session for themselves. Some people will just buy every food and every cosmetic and every cloth they want for themselves and treat themselves. And you know why is it good? Because you deserve it, darlings. You all deserve all the love and pampering in the world and who better to give it to you than you yourself?
While all the extra leisure activities seem compelling, if you are someone who likes to be alone and have some me time, get yourself a good bath, with some fine wine and a good book and soft music, that is fine too. Because we are here to tell you how you can make yourself your very own DIY bath bomb at home!
Because let’s be honest bath bombs are a little way too expensive for such little balls aren’t they? So why spend your hard-earned money on exclusive store-bought bath bombs when you can make your own bath bombs for much less price? With this elementary recipe, making bath bombs is actually pretty simple. In fact, almost all the recipes call for similar ingredients and in equal measurements. The crucial element to amazing bath bombs is citric acid, which is actually really, really easy to find online. If online purchases aren’t your thing, you may be able to purchase citric acid from your local pharmacy.
In fact, these cute little bath bombs make perfect gifts for the people you love, to show how much you care for them. You can put both large or small ones in cellophane gift bags like—the ones you’d typically buy for cookies—or stack smaller ones in a wide-mouthed Mason jar. Make a few sets using different colors and add various essential oils for scents if you really want to go all out for your loved ones.
Ingredients & Materials
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup Epsom salt
1/2 cup cornstarch
3/4 tsp. water
2 tsp essential oil (lavender, eucalyptus, rose)
2 tsp oil (jojoba, sweet almond, coconut olive or baby oil)
Few drops of food coloring.
Any Mold of your choice, such as regular or mini-muffin tins, candy pans, or round plastic molds specifically for bath bombs
Optional: You can also get dried flowers or sugar cake decorations, like flowers or stars
- With the exclusion of the citric acid, mix the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- Pour all the liquid ingredients in a jar with a top. Close the jar and shake it well.
- Pour the liquid mixture into the bowl of your dry ingredients, and use your hands to mix it well. At this point, add the citric acid. You’ll notice a slight fizzing reaction because of the citric acid. This is regular. The mix should be a bit crumbly, similar to the consistency of wet beach sand. Do not add water at this stage, or the bath bomb will fizz prematurely and get ruined.
- Mash the mix into your chosen molds very tightly. You can to some extent overfill the molds and use a spoon or glass to press the mixture in as firmly as possible. Instantly loosen the bombs from their molds onto wax paper and let them dry overnight. Before use or gift-wrapping, let the bath bombs sit dry for another day or two.
- Give them another day or 2 to completely dry before using them or wrapping them up as gifts for your loved ones.
There you have it! Easy isn’t it? Who thought these things that you buy at the store at crazy prices are actually worth nothing at all. This is why DIY stuff is the best – cheap and way better than store-bought items. So, remember the next time you are at a store and see these colorful items and have a temptation to buy those and empty your pockets – you can make lots for you instead.