A little while ago, I tried to make bath bombs and I failed miserably. I think it was a combination of the humidity and because I didn’t slowly add in the liquid to the dry mix. So, here I am again with a whole different recipe and different essential oils.
This time they turned out GREAT! I was so happy when I went to get them out of the molds and they were perfect, well, kind of. I had a hard time with the flower mold, but just because they’re not exactly pretty, doesn’t mean that they’re failures. I can’t wait to make more with the essential oils I have from before. It’s so exciting!
2 cups Baking Soda
1 cup Citric Acid
1 cup Cornstarch
3 tsp Almond Oil
1 tsp of Essential Oils
Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle.
Add all of the dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix well. (For this to show up well, I had to make the picture darker.)
Combine the almond oil and the essential oils in a separate dish. (This picture would just look like water in a bowl, that is why there isn't one.)
Slowly add the oils to the dry ingredients, mixing as you go.
Add in the food coloring while mixing. (For the first batch, I tried adding the food coloring to the oil, which didn't work out well. It didn't mix. So, don't try that.)
Spray the mix with the rubbing alcohol a few times, until the mix looks like damp sand.
Press the mixture into the mold of your choosing
Lightly mix the top of the bomb with alcohol, then let dry.
I had little bit of trouble with the blue flowers, but eventually they did dry out and I have a total of 12 bath bombs.
The flowers are mint and the hearts are lavender. The smell amazingly and work perfectly!
I love them.