I’ve been taking baths lately. I’m not sure if it’s just my desire to get warm and the bath seems to be the only way to do it. It could also be that I’ve been really enjoying my Nook and getting some uninterrupted time to read seems like a luxury. Whatever the reason is, I wanted to make some homemade bath bombs. I had done a little research into buying them but they seemed too pricey for just a soak in the tub. Not only was I looking for something to make my bath more relaxing but I wanted cheap bath bombs because – well, let’s be honest here. Who wants to spend lots of money on something that’s literally going down the drain?
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this is also a perfect gift idea! They’re super easy to make and very customizable. The bonus is that with this recipe, you have the added benefit of coconut oil to make your skin silky smooth. And I know I need all the moisture I can get this time of year.
To make these you will need:
homemade bath bombs
1 Cup baking soda
1/2 Cup cornstarch
1 Cup citric acid (You can find it in the canning section of your grocery store.)
1/2 Cup melted coconut oil
Silicone Mold (I bought a Valentine’s day themed mold.)
Some recipes I found used food coloring. Knowing how hard it is for me to get that stuff off my hands on a typical baking day, I opted not to make blue bath bombs and come out of my retreat looking like a smurf. I’m sure it’s fine and is so diluted that I’m being a bit dramatic. But none the less, color was not a priority for me. I did, however, use lavender essential oil in my mix. I added about 5-8 drops but you can add more depending on how strong you want the smell to be.
Mix your dry ingredients together. It will be dusty! Next, melt your coconut oil and add it to the essential oil. Pour the liquid into the dry and mix well.
When it’s mixed completely it will take on the consistency of Ohio snow. It doesn’t pack well enough to make a snowman, but it does have enough moisture that it won’t drift easily. In other words, it will stick together but isn’t sticky. It also somewhat falls apart easily.
Pack it into your molds, pressing firmly. I used a spoon to really put some muscle into it. Let the molds dry for about 24 hours.
Carefully remove the bath bombs from the molds. Because I had chosen a silicone mold, they were quite easy to remove.
Bundle them together with ribbon to make them look nice. I used a purple ribbon to remind me that they were lavender.
And that’s how you make bath bombs! Enjoy!Print
Make your own homemade bath bombs with this simple recipe!
- 1 Cup baking soda
- 1/2 Cup cornstarch
- 1 Cup citric acid (you can find it in the canning section of your grocery store)
- 1/2 Cup melted coconut oil
- Essential Oil
- Mold (I bought a Valentine’s day themed mold.)
- Mix dry ingredients together.
- Melt the coconut oil and add essential oils. (About 5 – 10 drops.)
- Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir until well incorporated and the mixture will pack together.
- Press firmly into molds.
- Let dry for at least 24 hours.
- Remove from molds and enjoy! Add to warm bath water and watch it fizz!
- Calories: 0