So lately I’ve (re)discovered baths! I know it sounds a little bit silly, but I was in such a routine of jumping in and out of the shower that I had forgotten the joys of taking a relaxing bath. It’s really amazing how much benefit we can get from such little things in life. Taking a good soak in a bath is more powerful than one might believe. Baths are great for dissolving stress and preparing for sleep, and have quite many health benefits to be gained.
To make my baths a little more enjoyable and relaxing, I’ve been treating myself to bath bombs from Lush. I discovered they’re actually such an easy thing to make I decided to try it out myself. Most of the ingredients you can find readily at the market or online at Amazon. And the process is more simple than baking cookies! They’re great for soaking away a stressful day, all you have to do is toss a bath bomb into your tub. Let the fizzy reaction release essential oils to help you relax and unwind, and leave you skin soft and smooth.
This is bath bomb recipe satisfies those sweet tooth cravings without the calories! Inspired by your classic birthday cake, this vanilla scented DIY bath bomb is the perfect little guilty pleasure. With the blend of sweet vanilla scents and soothing coconut oil, this blissful bomb melts into a moisturizing bath that indulges the skin and lifts the spirits.
DIY Bath Bomb Ingredients:
- Baking soda – 2 cups
- Citric acid – 1/2 cup
- Epson salt – 1/2 cup
- Corn starch –1/2 cup
- Coconut oil – 2 tbs
- Vanilla essential oil – 1 tbsp
- Food coloring – 5-10 drops (optional)
- Sprinkles – ¼ cup
Tools for making your own bath bombs:
- Water in a spray bottle
- Mixing bowl
- Baking molds / Bath bomb molds
How To Make Your Own DIY Bath bombs:
STEP 1: Mix it up!
Mix your dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Take your Baking Soda, Citric Acid, Epson Salt, and Corn Starch, throw them all together in a mixing bowl and gently whisk them to mix them thoroughly.
This step is make the mixture mold-able by adding water. Lightly spritz the mixture with the water in the spray bottle, stirring and mixing after each spritz. It’s important to add the water slowly, so mixture does not fizz. Check the consistency of powder with your fingers, as soon as it can be tightly packed or shaped, stop spritzing.
STEP 3: Adding scent
Add one tablespoon of vanilla essential oil to your mixture. Make sure do this a drop at a time while stirring the mixture.
STEP 4 : Adding color (optional)
To give your bath bombs a tint, add a few drops of food coloring. Start with a drop at a time while mixing until you reach the desired hue. Remember when it comes to food coloring, a little bit goes a long way!! If you’re making multiple colors, simply divide your mixture in to separate bowls and add different colors to each one.
STEP 5: Make it special!
Take a pinch of sprinkles and drop them into the bottom of your molds. (If you like you can add glitter or rose petals and get creative!) Then firmly pack mixture into baking molds. Make sure to work quickly so as not to let the bath bomb mixture dry out. But if it does just add as spritz of water.
STEP 6: Almost done!
Tap the top of the molds to carefully pop out your bath bombs. Allow the bath bombs to sit out for 24-48 hours to allow them to fully dry and harden. This recipe should make approximately 4-6 bath medium bombs depending the size of your molds.
Hope you enjoy making your bath bombs! It’s easy to create your own personalized bath bombs by adding different essential oils to help with different ailments. Eucalyptus oil is great for refreshing, and energizing bath. And Lavender oil is great for relaxing and unwinding.