Making Your Own Bath Bombs
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Enjoy a Luxurious Bath with Your Own Bath Bombs
Filled with natural oils, enticing fragrances and a colourful fizz, bath bombs make every bath a luxurious and enjoyable one. A store-bought bath bomb contains dyes and perfumes, and quite expensive too. Why not make one at home? It’s all natural and extremely pocket-friendly.
Making bath bombs is quite easy. All you need are the right ingredients and you are all set to add a spa-like experience to your bath. Bath bombs are essentially a combination of some simple ingredients that are easily available.
Here are the ingredients you will need.
Baking Soda – 8 ounces
Baking Soda is the main ingredient. It complements the acidic citric acid and the fizzy reaction you get when you use the bath bombs.
Citric Acid – ½ cup
The next most important ingredient of your bath bombs is citric acid.
Cornstarch – 4 ounces
Cornstarch is essential for the silky smoothness that is so indicative of a bath bomb experience. Organic cornstarch is considered even better.
Plant Oil – 2 tablespoon
Natural plant/vegetable oils provide your skin with a moisturising effect. You can choose from a wide range of options such as coconut oil, olive oil or even apricot kernel oil.
Liquid – 2 teaspoon
You could either use water or even organic witch hazel for an exhilarating experience.
Vanilla Extract – 1 teaspoon
Salt – 4 ounces
Normal salt works just as fine. Alternatively, you can use Epsom salt.
Colors and Fragrance – 30 to 40 drops
You can use natural mica pigments to add colour and fun to your bath bombs. You can add specific natural essential oils for a natural fragrance of your choice. Dried herbs are also a good option.
Steps to Make Your Bath Bombs
Follow these simple steps to make your own bath bombs.
1. In a bowl, add baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch and salt. Mix well.
2. Take the witch hazel (or water), oil and vanilla extract in a separate bowl. Stir these ingredients and add the essential oils of your choice.
3. Pour the contents of the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients in drops. Mix all the ingredients well. You may add dried herbs at this stage. Add more witch hazel for consistency.
4. Pour the mixture into moulds and allow the soaps to harden for 24 to 48 hours. Once dry, it is recommended that you use the bath bombs within 2 weeks.
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