Bath Bombs that even a child could make
Bath Bombs have become extremely popular lately, but did you know you can save a bundle of cash making these at home? This simple recipe will save you time and money as well as provide health benefits!
Please feel free to download the FREE “Guide to Essential Oils Bath Bombs” in the Free Resource Library for more detailed information on combinations and essential oil options.
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8 Oz baking soda
4 oz Epson salts
4 oz citric acid (found with canning supplies)
4 oz cornstarch
3 tablespoons Oil (almond, grapeseed, olive)
1 Tablespoon Water
20-30 drops Essential oil of your choice
Food coloring (optional)
Mix the dry ingredients well in a large bowl.
In a separate container, mix the wet ingredient. Make sure the wet ingredients are completely mixed before combining- especially if using the optional food coloring.
Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients mixing as you go. Mixing at the same time will help prevent fizzing.
Your mixture should be able to retain some shape when pinched or balled. You may need to add a bit more liquid to achieve this.
Press mixture into molds. We used an old, broken ice cube tray. You could also use muffin pans.
You should remove the shape from the mold once you have formed your shape.
Allow your new bombs to dry outside of the mold- preferably overnight.
Bath bombs will release air so you likely do not want to store in an airtight container.
Bath Bomb Benefits
Aromatic chemicals in essential oils create a natural scent to your bath.
Epson Salts help create a more therapeutic bath as it helps relieve sore muscles.
Epson Salts and baking soda have properties which may draw toxins out of the skin.
The coconut or olive oil will have skin softening properties which help soothe and moisturize.
Choosing your Bath Bomb Essential Oil
The essential oils you chose can help with specific conditions such as calming properties or invigorating properties. The choice is up to you.
Please feel free to download the FREE guide to essential oils bath bombs in the Free Resource Library for more detailed information on combinations and essential oil options.
Since my youngster takes his baths in the evenings, I chose Lavender for our Essential oil. Lavender has a fresh, floral fragrance. It is known to have a relaxing effect and suitable for damaged skin or any skin type.
Once your mixture is starting to hold a shape simply hide a toy inside the mold as you fill the mold. When you youngster discovers the surprise item, he will likely delight in more time in the tub.
You can also add fresh herbs to your mixture and watch as they spread throughout the bath.
Bath Bombs are great on their own for sensory input as the fizzing and crackling help with visual (sight) and auditory (sound) senses. The oils will ignite your olfactory (smell) senses, and the somatosensory (touch) system will be completely engulfed with the water play.
You can also combine different color bath bombs for a relaxing color experience. Kids love watching how the colors mix together.
DIY bath bombs provide a great sensory experience for just a few dollars and provide loads of bathtime fun.