Being a mom can take a toll on your mind and body. Therefore finding time and activities to keep you relax is something you need to incorporate in your self-care regime. Bath bombs have become quite popular and even though they are not super expensive, making your own DIY Bath Bombs for Relaxation costs less and more rewarding.

How To Make Bath Bombs

The main ingredients in bath bombs is baking soda and citric acid. The combination of the two is what causes that fizzing reaction. Corn starch or arrowroot helps with the silky feeling that attracts us all to bath bombs. The real goodies are the oils and salts. Coconut, almond, argan or apricot oils can make your bath bomb vary in how it benefits your bath time experience. Basic salt is just fine but if you want to put a pep in your bath, use Epsom Salt for its additional benefits. Again, good old mineral water can be used however my daughter has eczema so witch hazel works best for her. My choice for scents and colors are essential oils and dried herbs.

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Bath Bomb Equipment

Wing it! I do, but if you are more fancy pancy you can use a digital scale and different shape moulds. My kids love the heart shaped ones.

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DIY Bath Bombs for Relaxation

DIY Bath Bombs for Relaxation

Homemade Bath Bombs

Bath Bomb Recipe & DIY Tutorial

Ingredients

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1/2 cup sea salt or epsom salt
  • 3/4 cups cornstarch
  • 2 TBSP Coconut/Almond Oil
  • 2 tsp witch hazel or water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or more water
  • 30-40 drops essential oils or powdered dried herbs Lemongrass

Instructions

  • Combine dry ingredients (baking soda, salt, citric acid, and cornstarch) in a large bowl and mix well until combined.
  • In a small bowl, combine the oil, witch hazel and vanilla extract and stir well. Add essential oils if using.
  • Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients a few drops at a time. Mix well with hands (wear gloves if you have sensitive skin). Add powdered dried herbs if using.
  • Mixture should hold together when squeezed without crumbling. You may need to add slightly more witch hazel if it hasn’t achieved this consistency yet. I recommend using a spray bottle with additional liquid to evenly add.
  • Quickly push mixture into molds, greased muffin tins or any other greased container. Press in firmly and leave at least 24 hours (48 is better) or until hardened. It will expand some and this is normal. You can push it down into the mold several times while it is drying to keep it from expanding too much. Using the metal molds will create a stronger and more effective final bath bomb.
  • When dry, remove and store in airtight container or bag. Use within 2 weeks.