If you are looking for a last minute, easy, and super cute DIY I have got you covered! I have been obsessed with making bath bombs lately because they are so easy and way cheaper to make than to buy. I’ve ordered a load of different scents and I can’t wait until they arrive! I REALLY want to make bubble bars but haven’t yet found SLSA that is affordable enough to make them cheaper than buying, so if anyone knows where I can get my hands on that (without paying and arm and a leg for shipping) let me know! Anyway, I think these are super cute and a great stocking stuffer idea and they smell amazing!! FYI I made a double batch so if you want as many as me, just double the recipe! I recommend doing two separate bowls for this so that it is easier to mix!
What You Need:
2 cups of baking soda
1 cup citric acid
6 tsp of melted coconut oil
6-8 drops of peppermint essential oil
colourant (optional) **make sure this is safe for your body! I bought mine specific for making bath bombs
spray bottle of witch hazel
sparkle mica powder (optional)
silicone tray (mine are from Dollarama)
1. Mix together your baking soda and citric acid. Make sure you leave no clumps. (You can use a sieve if you’d like)
2. Add in the melted coconut oil and peppermint oil and combine. Mix really well to make sure you get the essential oil throughout the entire mixture.
3. Separate your mixture into as many bowls as you want different colours. Add in your colourant. It will fizz up a bit as it is activating the acid and baking soda, so try to keep the drops in the same area. You can mix in later. I used about 5-6 drops in my mixtures and got a pale colour. If you want something a bit more concentrated you can use more. Be careful not to get your mixture too wet.
4. Once you have added the colourant, mix well using a glove.
5. Now comes the pickiest part. Doing one mixture at a time, spray 2-3 sprays of witch hazel and mix. Be sure to mix very well. Keep spraying until you are able to form a shape with the mixture (much like wet sand). Do not over spray or you will activate the bath bomb!
6. Once you have a mixture ready, add it to your tray! Pack down firmly. Feel free to mix colours, I recommend doing one at a time or the mixture might dry a bit. I had some extra so I made some ball shaped ones as well!
7. Let your bombs dry for a few hours before carefully removing them from their tray. Using a paint brush, brush some glitter on the top of your bath bombs!
I LOVE these and they look adorable. I tested one out last night, and the added coconut oil makes such a difference! They smell amazing and leave your skin feeling soft. Give them a try and let me know what you think!