Top 5 easy DIY bath bomb recipes

Top 5 easy DIY bath bomb recipes

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Soaking in a bathtub is one of the many ways you can treat yourself to some much-needed R & R. A hot bath full of bubbles can be an easy and cost-effective way to give yourself some stress relief. Adding bath bombs to your bath routine can elevate the experience with soothing aromas. They can make you feel like your enjoying a five-star spa experience in the comfort of your own home.

Unfortunately, it’s common for bath bomb manufacturers to use artificial ingredients. Perfumes are used in place of essential oils because some manufacturers are more concerned over the cost of production rather than the health of the consumer. For a more natural alternative, it’s easy to make your very own homemade bath bombs using essential oils. Use natural ingredients and enjoy the aromas of your favourite ingredients like lavender, peppermint, or citrus.

Read on and discover five simple bath bomb recipes that you can make at home.

 

Lavender bath bombs

Ingredients

  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 1 cup sodium bicarbonate
  • 1 cup cornflour
  • 1/4 cup dried lavender flowers
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp lavender essential oil
  • Water

Equipment

  • Bath bomb moulds
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon

Method

Step 1: Combine cornflour, sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, dried lavender flowers, lavender essential oil, and coconut oil into a large bowl and mix well.

Step 2: Make sure the mixture is wet enough to be pressed firmly into the moulds. Also, check to make sure the mixture is free of lumps.

Step 3: Fill up the moulds with the mixture by packing it in nice and tight using your fingers. The tighter the mixture is packed into the moulds, the easier it will be to remove the bath bombs from the moulds.

Step 4: Allow at least 24 hours for the bath bombs to harden. When completely dried, remove the bath bombs from the moulds and place them into airtight containers.

Peppermint

Ingredients

Equipment

  • Bath bomb moulds
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon

Method

Step 1: Combine the cornflour, sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, and epsom salt into a large bowl and mix well.

 

Step 2: Add in the peppermint essential oil and mix well. Spray some water over the mixture to help bind the ingredients together. After combining all ingredients, ensure the mixture is free of lumps and wet enough to be pressed firmly into moulds.

Step 3: Fill up the moulds with the mixture by packing it in nice and tight using your fingers. The tighter the mixture is packed into the moulds, the easier the bath bomb will be to take out of the moulds.

Step 4: Allow at least 24 hours for the bath bombs to harden. When completely dried, place into airtight containers.

 

Citrus orange

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cornflour
  • 4 cups sodium bicarbonate
  • 4 cups citric acid
  • 1 cup epsom salt
  • 40 drops of sweet orange essential oil
  • Water

Equipment

  • Bath bomb moulds
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon

Method

Step 1: Combine the cornflour, sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, and epsom salt into a large bowl and mix well.

 

Step 2: Add in the sweet orange essential oil and mix well. Spray some water over the mixture to help bind the ingredients together. After combining all ingredients, ensure the mixture is free of lumps and wet enough to be pressed firmly into moulds.

Step 3: Fill up the moulds with the mixture by packing it in nice and tight using your fingers. The tighter the mixture is packed into the moulds, the easier the bath bomb will be to take out of the moulds.

Step 4: Allow at least 24 hours for the bath bombs to harden. When completely dried, place into airtight containers.

Chamomile

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sodium bicarbonate
  • 4 cups citric acid
  • 4 cups cornflour
  • 1 cup epsom salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp chamomile essential oil

Equipment

  • Bath bomb moulds
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon

Method

Step 1: Add the sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, cornflour, and epsom salt into a bowl. Mix until all the ingredients are well combined.

Step 2: Pour the base oil and essential oil in a small bowl and mix together. Slowly add the oil mixture to the dry ingredients a little bit at a time.

Step 3: After the oil is added, spray some water onto the mixture and start mixing it in quickly. Ensure the mixture is free of lumps and wet enough to be pressed firmly into moulds.

Step 4: Fill up your bath bomb moulds with the mixture by packing it in nice and tight using your fingers. The tighter the mixture is packed into the moulds, the easier the bath bomb will be to take out of the moulds.

Step 5: Leave the mixture in the mould to dry for at least 24 hours, then carefully remove it.

 

Lemongrass

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sodium bicarbonate
  • 4 cups citric acid
  • 4 cups cornflour
  • 1 cup epsom salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp lemongrass essential oil

Equipment

  • Bath bomb moulds
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon

Method

Step 1: Add the sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, cornflour, and epsom salt into a large mixing bowl. Thoroughly combine all the ingredients.

Step 2: Pour the coconut oil and lemongrass oil in a small bowl and mix together. Gradually add the oil mixture to the dry ingredients.

Step 3: After the oils have been added, spray some water onto the mixture and thoroughly combine everything. Ensure the mixture is free of lumps and wet enough to be pressed firmly into moulds.

Step 4: Fill up your bath bomb moulds with the mixture by packing it in nice and tight with your fingers. The tighter the mixture is packed in, the easier the bath bomb will be to take out of the moulds.

Step 5: Leave the mixture in the mould to dry for at least 24 hours, then carefully remove it.

 

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