DIY bath bombs

For mothers day this year my daughter and I made bath bombs.  I found these really easy to make.  Of course once you have the basics down you can adapt them with pretty much any smell, colour or additives (you will never get that glitter out your bath!) that you want.

Ingredients

100g citric acid

300g bicarbonate of soda

1tsp sweet almond oil

1tsp rosehip oil

Food colouring

Essential oils of your choice

Water

Step one

Mix all the oils and food colouring in a bowl.  There is no need to specifically use sweet almond oil or rosehip oil.  I added them for their skin moisturising properties.

Step two

In a separate large bowl mix the citric acid and bicarbonate of soda.  The bicab will be a little clumpy so it’s best to use the same kind of motion you’d use for rubbing butter and flour together when baking.

Step three

Start adding the oil/colour mix a little bit at a time, and gradually mixing in with your hands.

Step four

The next step is to add the water, and this is where it gets tricky.  Add too much water and the bicarb and citric acid will react together and you’ll have all the fizz in your bowl and none in the bath.  The best way to get round this is to use a spray bottle.  Spray in a small amount, and then mix.  Carry on until your mixture is still dry, but will clump together with a little pressure from your hands.

Step five

Now you can put your mix into your moulds.  I used silicone heart shaped cup cake moulds.

Step six

Leave to dry.  In my airing cupboard they dried in 24 hours.

Step seven

Add to your bath and relax.

 

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