What You Will Need
225g Baking Soda 1kg £4.49
113g Citric Acid 950g £5.99113g Corn Flour 1kg £4.39
1 tsp Water
2 tsp Essential Oil 10ml £2.35 - Lavender
3 tsp Oil (I used olive oil)
Food Colouring (Optional)
113g Epsom Salts 1kg £4.49
Lavender 100g £2.95 (Optional)
Moulds - Circle and Heart £5.99 (you could also use silicon cake molds or anything you can push the mix in to give some sort of shape. Play around with different house hold objects and your sure to create some fantastic outcomes)
A glass bowl - to mix ingredients in
A small jug - to mix oils & water
Firstly, add all your dry ingredients to a bowl. This will be your baking soda, citric acid, corn flour and Epsom salts. Using a hand held whisk ensure the ingredients all evenly mixed together.
In a separate jug mix together the water & oils.
Next, begin to add your water to your dry ingredients - don't add it all in one go! I did this and ended up with a bowl of fizzing mess!
Adding a little at a time mix the ingredients together until all are mixed.
At this point, if you wish, add in your food colouring, remember not to add to much as you don't want to stain your bath tub - whisk in your required amount.
You could even split the mixture and make two separate colours! Be creative!
Your bath bomb mixture should be beginning to want to stick together.
If you wish to add in dried lavender, like me, sprinkle in as much as you wish at this point and stir into your mixture. You could also use dried rose petals - this is on my list to try next!
Once you are happy with the colour of your mix its time to make your actual bath bombs! What ever you wish to use to shape your bath bombs, make sure to pack the mix in tight, this will ensure it says molded together.
For the molds I used (which is linked above) pack in as much as you can into each half, join each half of the molds so you hear them click back together, give it a little tap so you can remove your bath bomb from the mold and there you have it! A bath bomb!
If you find your bath bombs aren't molding together it may be that you need to add in a little more water - take your time with this as you don't want to add to much!
You can have so much fun creating these, playing with colours, scents, why not try adding glitter! Let me know how you get on - I can't wait to see your creations.
Which are your favorite bath bomb smells?