D.I.Y Bath Bombs – Easy and Cheap!

The weather is getting colder and what’s better than a hot bath? Tossing a bath bomb into your tub (duh)!

Whenever the weather turns chilly or I’m stressed out, I love to toss a bath bomb into my tub, light some candles, pour a glass of red wine and soak in it.

This is because, the fizzy bubbles, essentials oils, and beneficial minerals are a treat for the senses.

Plus, it feels even better when you can enjoy this with only a little amount of money and effort compared to buying it with unreasonable price from the shop.

Hence, today I would like to share with you how to make this lovely bath bombs to pamper yourself or give it as a Christmas gift to your loved ones!

Without further do, here s everything you need to know about making this lovely scented , cute and moisturising bath bombs!

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Ingredients you need to have: 

– 1 cup of baking soda

– 1/2 cup of citric acid

– 1/2 cup of Epsom salts

– 1 tablespoon of water

– 2 tablespoon of essential oil

– 3 tablespoon of olive oil

– Coloring Pigment (any color according to your preference)

– A mixing bowl

– A whisk

– A small bowl

– A bath bomb mold

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Step 1:

In a mixing bowl, pour in all the dry ingredients and mix them together evenly with your whisk or hand.

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Step 2:

In a different container such as a small bowl, add all the liquid ingredients and mix them together.

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Step 3:

Put a small amount of the liquid mixture to your dry ingredients and mix it thoroughly. You can define the ingredients are mixed thoroughly when the liquid has been absorbed by the dry ingredients. Continue adding small amounts of the liquid mixture until you’ve used it all. The reason to mix them in a small amount is if you add too much at once, the mixture will begin to fizz.

Tips: To stop the fizzing, stir it up quickly.

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Step 4:

After you’ve mixed all the ingredients together, it is time to put them in the mold which you prefer. For me, I’ve used a sphere mold. You can picked other types such as a heart shaped if you’re planning to give it to your loved ones.

When putting them in a mold, always put a little more that what your mold can hold on both sides. This is to make sure when the mixture are pressed together, they can be solid! After that, press them together until both sides clips together.

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Step 5:

Once the mixture is pressed and clipped together, gently tap it with a spoon to loosen your bath bomb. Let your creation dry for 1-2 days and you’re all DONE!!!! Wasn’t it super fun and easy?

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Bath Bomb Inspirations 

Add in floral petals such as rose petals or lavender so when the bomb explodes, you can get a nice flower bath too! Isn’t it freaking amazing?

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You can use different types of mold to create the ideal shape of bath bombs. For instance, a cube, star, diagonal or love shape.

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Add in different colors in the mold to create that beautiful color combination.

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Ideas for colors and scents:

Red Food Coloring + Rose Essential oil = This blend is soothing and it makes you feel like you are lying on a bed of roses.

Blue Food Coloring + Eucalyptus & Lavender Essential Oils = If you want to create that spa vibe, definitely pick this combination as it is relaxing and smells like a spa.

Yellow Food Coloring + Lemon & Wild Orange Essential Oils = The citrus blend is great for an energising morning bath!

Green Food Coloring + Lemongrass, Rosemary & Thyme Essential Oil = An herbal blend which is great for the hair.

Purple Food Coloring + Lavender & A drop of Peppermint Essential Oil = Lavender is good for soothing and relaxing while peppermint provides a tingle for muscles.

Tips on Storing Bath Bombs !!!

Don’t seal your bath bombs in an airtight container. This is because they release air and a sealed baggie or container will bulge and eventually pop open!

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That’s all for today.

I hope you find this tutorial easy and useful! 

Have fun doing it on the weekend with your friends and family!

Ciao 

xoxo-watercolor

 

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