Who doesn't want a relaxing evening during the holidays? If your idea of relaxing includes taking a hot bath after a long and busy day, then these bath bombs will be perfect for you. They affordable, easy to make and smell wonderful. Not only is it a great idea to keep a stash in your bathroom for those cold winter nights, but they also make awesome Christmas presents!
Let's get started.
What you’ll need:
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup epsom salt
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 2 1/2 Tbsp Barlean's Coconut Oil
- 3/4 Tbsp water
- 2 tsp essential oils (we went with peppermint)
- 2 Mixing bowls
- Bath bomb mold (we found some great options on Amazon)
- Food Coloring (we like this all natural option)
1. Sift the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and whisk together. (Baking soda, citric acid, epsom salt, corn starch).
2. In a separate bowl, mix your wet ingredients together. (Coconut Oil [melted], water, essential oils, food coloring)
Mixing wet ingredients is where you can get really creative with your bath bombs — we went with peppermint this time!
3. Combine your wet & dry ingredients (slowly!)
It’s super important that you do not add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients too fast or the dry ingredients will react and mess up/ruin your bath bombs. For my first batch, I poured the wet ingredients in too quickly without mixing fast enough and my mixture totally started fizzing and it kind of messed up my first batch.
TIP: pour a few drops of liquid into the dry ingredients and quickly whisk or mix with your hands to incorporate the liquid without allowing the mixture to react to the dry ingredients. Once the liquid is mixed in, add a few more drops of liquid and repeat this process until your liquid is incorporated and the mixture is the consistency of wet sand.
Mold your bath bombs and let sit for 24 hours to dry.