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Have you ever wanted to make your very own bath bomb at home? It’s super easy… if you have a good recipe and all the ingredients. I’ve been making bath bombs for years. I even sold them when I owned my ReNewell Body Care business (but now that I am a full-time teacher and blogger, I don’t have time to run my business… so today I am going to share my favorite bath bomb recipe that my husband and I created).
What You Need:
- Baking Soda
- Citric Acid
- Sweet Almond Oil
- Cocoa Butter
- Water (in a bottle that mists, not sprays)
- Essential oil/fragrance oil (it doesn’t need to be an essential oil as long as the oil is safe for skin)
- Skin-safe Colorant (I used powder form and mixed it with the water)
- Bath Bomb Mold (you can use plastic, silicone or stainless steel)
Citric Acid is the most important ingredient in my bath bombs. Citric Acid is what gives the bath bombs that fizz when they hit the water. Citric acid is completely safe to use in the bathtub.
How to Make 1 Large Bath Bomb:
- Mix 4.5 oz of baking soda and 1.9 oz of citric acid in a bowl.
- Measure out 0.05 oz of cocoa butter and .16 oz of sweet almond oil into a glass bowl (must be microwave safe). Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds and stir until the cocoa butter is completely melted.
- Slowly pour the cocoa butter and sweet almond oil into the dry ingredients. Mix well with clean hands (there will be a few lumps, but you want to mix as evenly as possible).
- Add 15-20 drops of fragrance depending on how strong you want your bath bomb to smell.
- Use your water/colorant to mist the mixture. You want to use a bottle that mists vs. sprays. If you add water too fast the citric acid will activate. I use about 5-6 spritz of water (depending on how humid it is). You can test the mixture after every spritz of water for consistency. You want the mixture to clump without falling apart. What I like to do is after 3-4 sprays of water, I will clump it up and do a test drop. If the mixture holds together, then don’t add any more water. If it falls apart, then add another squirt…test drop…and repeat until you have a clump that doesn’t break. DON’T ADD TOO MUCH WATER! If you add too much water your bath bomb with activate or not dry in the form you intended.
- Pack the mixture into your molds. The tighter you pack it the better it will hold it’s shape and the longer it will fizz in the tub.
- Take the bath bomb out of the mold immediately. Allow the bath bomb time to dry (at least 2 hours, but 24 hours is better).
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