DIY – Bath Bombs

Bath Bomb (for beginners) Recipe

Hello you beautiful lot and how are you all? I do hope you’re well and thank you for stopping by today.diybathbomb_finishedbombs

What can I say? I finally made bath bombs and I’m going to share with you how to make them so you to can enjoy at home. Perhaps you could even gift some of these 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 practicing with until you get to grips with it.
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,

Direction

  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 cups 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 your essential oils. I used what you see above and it gave a really fruity scent which was lovely. Here’s the amounts I used.
    x2 drops of Frakincense,
    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. Next 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. Next you need to compact the mixture into moulds. As you can see I used a simple ice cue tray to make mine. You need to really pack it in well until it’s rock solid in the mould.

     

  9. Leave these to sit and dry for at least 8 hours in a dry room. If they are fizzing the whole time or start to, you have added to much liquid. If they crumble to bits you didn’t add enough. The key is to keep trying until you get it just right.

I also attempted for the 100th time a ball mould. This time however I got the consistency right and it came out perfect.

diybathbomb_ball

When it comes to storage either dress up an old jar or I recycled an old sweet pot this time round.

So I ended up using up all of my epsom salt and bicarb however I found a great site that sell a huge bag right here at Real Foods who focus on natural and ethical products. I also noticed they had a good selection of essentials oils to and a massive bag of Bicarb all at really reasonable prices (no more than £5). The Bicarb is also gluten-free so if you’re using it for cooking double bonus!! Perfect to stock up for all your bath bomb needs and should last you ages!

Well my loves I hope you enjoyed this little beginners DIY blog today and I’m glad I finally nailed it!!! I hope you give these a go and if you do please tag me in the pics as I would love to see them! Or message them to my Facebook page so I can share them!!

Lots of Love,
Tahnee xxx

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8 comments

  1. Thank you! This recipe is one of the best I’ve seen and I love the scent combination you designed. This is going to save me a lot of money because I am a bath bomb addict who spends a little too much time at Lush 🙂

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