DIY Bath Bomb Tutorial

Ah, the sheer delight of crafting bath bombs! There's an invigorating thrill in concocting these effervescent potions that explode into a riot of color and aroma when dropped into a warm bath. Not only do they transmute your bathing experience into a spa-like indulgence, but they also make for charming gifts, each one a testament to your creativity and thoughtfulness. And the cherry on top? They're surprisingly easy on the pocket to create.

The magic of bath bombs lies in two clandestine ingredients: baking soda and citric acid. When these two unsuspecting substances come into contact with water, they transform into a fizzing, bubbling spectacle, much like a miniature volcano erupting in your bathtub.

But the fun doesn't stop there! Bath bombs offer a canvas for your creativity, begging to be adorned with moisturizing carrier oils, powdered herbs and flowers, essential oils, and even natural food colors. Imagine a bath bomb infused with lavender essential oil and chamomile flowers, turning your bath into a soothing oasis, or one bursting with citrusy essential oils and vibrant natural food colors, making your bath a rejuvenating tropical paradise!

To embark on this fragrant adventure, you'll need a selection of dry and wet ingredients, and molds to shape your bath bombs. Silicone molds, plastic molds, candy molds, or even an ice-cube tray can be your partners in crime, helping you mold your bath bombs into any shape your heart desires. Each bath bomb you create is a testament to your creativity, a fragrant jewel waiting to transform a mundane bath into an extraordinary experience!

Choose your ingredients.......I think the best place to purchase your natural and high-quality ingredients is at Mountain Rose Herbs.  You can visit them HERE.

You will need: 

1 cup of Baking Soda

1/2 cup of Citric Acid

1/2 cup of either Fine Epsom Salts, Fine Dead Sea Salts, Fine Himalayan Salt or Fine Gray Sea Salt

1 tablespoon of either powdered rose petals, lavender buds, powdered herbs, or powdered fruit peels

2 teaspoons of either sweet almond oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil, sesame oil, sunflower oil or jojoba oil

2 drops of natural food color (optional)**Whole Foods has a nice selection

30 to 60 drops of essential oils (optional) **I love citrus essential oils, lavender, rose absolute, geranium, vanilla absolute, eucalyptus.

1 tablespoon of your choice of witch hazel, floral water, vanilla extract, vodka, distilled water or herbal extracts to moisten the dry ingredients (have additional amount available in case you need more)

Combine your choice of dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  Slowly drizzle in your choice of oil, essential oils, and food coloring (if using), and mix well.

I like to use disposable gloves when making bath bombs as the citric acid and essential oils can be a bit much for my sensitive skin.  You can also wear a dust mask if you want to avoid breathing in the dry ingredients.

Place the moistening ingredient into a spray bottle and slowly spritz it over the dry ingredients, while constantly stirring to stop the ingredients from fizzing.

Once all of the ingredients are moist enough to clump together, firmly press the mixture into the cavities of the molds.

I like to use the plastic bath bomb molds because they are very durable and easy to work with.  You can find them online at places like Etsy.  They are around $7 each.

You can place a few dried rose buds in of of the bath bomb mold halves and fill it up with the moistened mixture for an extra beautiful bath bomb.

Simply brush away any excess and carefully loosen the round bath bomb from the two halves. Allow to dry for 3-4 hours. Place them in an air-tight container or packaging to stop them from being activated by the humidity in the air. Use within 4 months.

HUGE HELP: Do not attempt to make bath bombs when it is rainy or cloudy or otherwise particularly humid outside.....your bath bombs will start to fizz due to the moisture in the air.

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs,  Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details.. Avoid use  unless discussed with your physician. This information is for educational purposes only.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Green Blessings!!!