DIY: BATH BOMBS TUTORIAL

11.18.2013

Bath Bombs are all the rage right now. Ever walked through LUSH fresh handmade cosmetics and noticed all the beautifully colored balls scattered around the store that look almost delicious enough to eat but then you see the price tag and second guess that thought? Well have no fear, I found a recipe for you to actually make your own bath bombs where you may soak up in the comfort of your own bathroom, knowing you have created the wonderful aroma you are so blissfully partaking in. 
^^^You will need to purchase Citric Acid. I bought the 4oz bottle on the left for $5 at Whole Foods, later I found a pound for only $6 at a local brewery supply store. Definitely the better choice especially if you plan on making a larger batch!^^^
^^^ I obvs just bought the off brand which was like 80c or something^^^
^^^ You can find epsom salt at your local grocery store. I also just bought the off brand which was 1/2 the price of one of the leading brands. It was less than $4 for 4 lbs whereas the name brand was over $6 for 3 lbs^^^
^^^ At this point you may also use some fun add-ins such as tea leaves, oatmeal, shea or coco butter, or anything else you like to use when soaking in the bath^^^
^^^ Add your favorite scent of essential oils. I just bought this at my local grocery store and picked this scent because it was the cheapest at $5. Whole Foods has almost any scent you could imagine but it can get pretty pricey!^^^
^^^ If you want to add some color, just use everyday food coloring. There is natural food coloring at Whole Foods but it is $15 for 3 colors so that's something to keep in mind. At this point you will also want to add water with a spray bottle. If it is too wet it won't hold up its shape but if it isn't wet enough you won't be able to get it to stick together. ^^^
^^^ Find anything to mold it in. I just used a decorative candle holder as it was the only thing I could find that seemed reasonable. Some other ideas: muffin tins, plastic Easter eggs, and candy molds. The Bath Bombs at LUSH are round so if you choose to do something like that you will want to pack it into two different 1/2 sphere molds and then press the two ends together. Hold it really tight for a minute and then slowly pull the two ends apart. ^^^
And there you have it, your very own homemade bath bombs! I was able to make two large bath bombs from this recipe. I am demonstrating this at a small workshop at my church on Wednesday. Let me know if you'd like to come and I'll give you more details! 
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3 comments :

  1. These could make great christmas presents!!!!

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  2. This is a good one for the relief society night! wink wink

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