There are few things more relaxing than a nice long, hot bath! Did you know its easy to take your bath to the next level and make it almost spa like?? All you need is some DIY Bath Bombs!
- 1/2 Cup Citric Acid
- 1 Cup Baking Soda
- 1/2 Teaspoon Olive Oil
- Witch Hazel (in a spray bottle)
- Essential Oils
- Red Food Coloring
- Wilton Star Shaped Silicone Mold
Note: The food coloring is optional and is only needed if you plan to color your bath bombs.
How to make your DIY Bath Bombs:
In a large bowl combine your citric acid and baking soda. Stir until well blended.
Add your essential oil. Use high quality essential oils, like Young Living, and you only need 1-3 drops. Stir well.
If you want to color your bath bombs now is the time to add your food coloring. Add a few drops at a time and stir well. If you add a bunch at once, it will cause the bath bombs to fizz. Slowly add food coloring, stir and repeat until you reach your desired color
Spritz your bath bomb mixture with witch hazel (a few short spritz is all you need). This helps the bath bombs mixture stick together.
With your hands, grab your mixture and firmly press into your silicone mold. Pack the mixture into the mold as tightly as you can. Continue until the entire mold is filled.
Set the mold aside and allow the bath bombs to harden overnight. You can also speed up the process by covering with aluminum foil.
After 24 hours carefully remove your bath bombs by gently pressing the silicone mold from the back and the bath bombs will pop right out.
*Important* Keep your DIY bath bombs stored in an airtight container that is completely dry and free from any moisture. When ready to use, plop one into your bath and enjoy the fizz!
Not sure which essential oils you should use for your DIY Bath Bombs? My favorite combination is lavender and stress away (Young Living blend) or Peppermint and Panaway (another YLEO blend). Both combinations work wonders and provide a wonderful, relaxing, spa-like experience in the tub! (PS if you have any essential oil questions, feel free to send me an email at [email protected]!)
What your favorite essential oil blend for relaxing and reducing stress?
These look great! Does the food coloring leave a residue on your bathtub?
Nope! There’s really not even enough to tinge the water! Its more for the look of the Bath Bomb, than any effect it has on the bath water 🙂
Oh how neat! Where would one find citric acid? These came out great. Thank you for sharing!
I’ve been looking for a recipe for bath bombs!! This is great and look easy to make. Thank you!
This looks like fun and it seems simple enough for me to make!
Who new these were so easy!? The ones I get at LUSH seem so fancy – can’t wait to try!