Over the past year, I have really enjoyed learning how to make my own lush bath bombs and bars of soap at home! It is such a fun DIY project, and a great gift idea for teachers, friends and family.
You can even have more fun if you invite friends over to make them with you and everyone ends up with a fabulous beauty gift at the end of the session! Everyone can choose what scents or oils they want to use, making enough for everyone to do an exchange at the end of the night so you can take a variety home with you. You can mix and match ingredients with one another, reducing the overall cost of supplies, sharing bath bomb moulds (they come in many shapes!), oils, mica powder and colours.
Mini Lavender Lemon Bath Bombs
• 1/2 cup baking soda
• 1/4 cup citric acid
• 1/4 cup epsom salt
• 1/2 cup cornstarch
• 1 tbs jojoba oil
• 1.5 teaspoons witch hazel
• 1/2 teaspoon purple mica powder (or color of choice)
• 10 drops lavender essential oil
• 10 drops lemon essential oil
• Small spray bottle with water
How To Make The Bath Bombs
In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients and mix well. Make sure there are no clumps.
In a small glass bowl, combine the jojoba oil, essential oils and witch hazel. Whisk.
Pour the liquid mixture into the large bowl, it will fizz once the liquid touches it.
Begin mixing using a fork (or your hands) until everything looks combined and somewhat moist.
Prepare your silicone molds and use a spoon to fill the molds halfway. Using a silicone spatula, press the mixture into the molds firmly. Spray each mold with a small bit of water (one spray) and press down again to make sure they’re firm.
Using too much water will cause the bombs to lose their fizz. If you don’t press down firmly, the bombs will not hold together.
Divide the rest of the mixture into the moulds and again press down firmly. Spray the top with water and press down again.
Let sit on the kitchen counter for twenty-four hours to set before removing from molds.
Note: The mica powder and the oil in these bombs might leave your bath a bit slippery- so take caution when getting out!
These are a few items I find helpful when preparing this craft project:
Other bath bombs recipes you might like to try
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