This has to be one of my favorite DIY projects of all time because it’s super easy and you can find these ingredients just about anywhere. It’s also my favorite DIY because the ingredients I’m using are all-natural and something special to do for myself when I just need to soak in a nice hot bath. It’s also a cool gift for family and friends for special occasions. I’m telling once you make this, you’re going to kick yourself for not doing it sooner.
Shall we get started? Great!!!!
First things first…gather all of your ingredients. You’re going to need baking soda, citric acid, corn starch, Epsom salt, olive oil (coconut or caster oil will do as well), an essential oil, a little water, a bowl, a disposable cup, a whisk or large spoon for mixing, and a mold. Check below for the full recipe.
You’re going to mix all of your dry ingredients in a medium bowl. In a solo cup (I used a bowl), mix the olive oil, essential oil, and water together. Then add the food coloring of your choice.
Once the dry and wet ingredients are mixed, slowly (and I mean slowly) mix the liquid into the medium bowl. If you do this too fast, you’ll basically activate the mixture and it will fizz out. If you’ve done it right, and I know you will, it should look like this…
Once you have the color just right, begin scooping the mixture into the molds. Make sure that the cap closes all the way or else your bath bomb will fall apart.
So here are some molds I’ve quickly put together. It’s best to let these dry for 24 hours, but if you can’t wait THAT long then at least let it sit in the fridge for an hour and a half, then use it!
Ta-daaaaaaaa! This is what it should look like after sitting for 24 hours! Easy, right?!
But does it work??? See for yourself!
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- 1 tablespoon essential oil
- 1 tablespoon water