Some economists claim that lattes and avocado toast are the reason millennials don’t own houses. Clearly, those folks haven’t caught on to our generation’s bath bomb habit!
Several years ago, during the rise of cellphone cameras and YouTube, bath bombs took the world by storm. It seemed like everyone was filming a “bath bomb reaction” video of some colorful, glittery abomination as it turned their tub royal blue or phosphorescent pink. If you developed bath bomb envy after watching those videos, you weren’t the only one – they became an overnight sensation!
Do you know how to make your own bath bombs? Once you learn, you can have a colorful, pungent spa day without breaking the bank! Making bath bombs is easy, bath bomb supplies are affordable, and the level of customization is off the charts!
The sooner you get started, the sooner you can be luxuriating in a bathtub that smells like blueberries! Keep reading to learn how to make your own bath bombs at home!
What You Need
Bath bombs more or less all follow the same basic recipe. The key to a great bath bomb is customization.
You should start by gathering your base materials. You can get most of them from a local pharmacy, big-box store, or online.
- 1/2 cup Citric Acid
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- 1/2 cup Epsom Salts
- 1/2 Cup Cornstarch
- 3/4 – 1 Tbsp water
- 2 Tbsp essential oils
- 2 Tbsp body oil of choice
- Food coloring
You will also need some sort of mold. For beginners, start with something you have on hand, like a muffin tin. If you become obsessed, invest in a bath bomb mold from the local craft store.
Once you’re a pro, you can also include “add-ins” such as glitter, sprinkles, flower petals, etc.
How to Make Bath Bombs
Mix all of the dry ingredients EXCEPT for the citric acid together in a large bowl. Combine all of the liquid ingredients in a separate container and mix extremely well – if possible, put them in a container with a lid and shake them together! Next, pour the wet into the bowl with the dry, put on some gloves, and combine with your hands.
Once the ingredients are all melded together you can add your citric acid to the mixture. This might cause a small chemical reaction, but that’s okay! That reaction will make your bath bombs impressively explosive later!
At this point, you’d also add any mix-ins you like. You can find some good mix-in ideas at DIY Craft Corner.
Tightly pack the mixture into your molds, immediately release them, and leave them to dry out overnight. Wait about 48 hours before you use them in the tub to ensure the most spectacular reaction!
From there, you’re ready to gift or use your bath bombs! We hope you have the best spa day ever!
Make Your Own Bath Bombs Today
Humans are 60% water, so why ignore your impulse to spend half the day in the tub, luxuriating with an awesome bath bomb? once you learn to make your own bath bombs, you will have access to affordable luxury every day of the week!
Once you’re in the tub, you’ll need some reading material! Slip your phone into a waterproof pouch and check out the rest of the blog for more awesome posts and tutorials!