When it’s time to soak away the day, what better way to do it, than to relax in a nice warm bath. Why not make it even better and add a bit of extra fizz and sparkle to your bath? Making your own beautiful bath bombs is very simple. Download the recipe card or watch the video and see just how quick and easy you can turn a few kitchen cupboard ingredients into beautiful bath bombs.
By making your own bath bombs you’ll know exactly what ingredients you are using in your bath tub. You can be as creative as you like just by adding a few extra ingredients, and you can customise them to suit your needs.
Why not turn your bath bombs into gorgeous gifts with the free printable gift tags. Keep reading till the end where you’ll find the download link.
Creating your beautiful bath bombs.
With just a few simple ingredients you really can create an awesome bath bomb. If you want to turn your bath time regime into something with a bit more wow then let’s get started.
Two ingredients, as simple as that.
The two main ingredients in a bath bomb are bicarbonate of soda and citric acid. The fizz is created when the combination of these two ingredients react with water. When dissolved in water the citric acid reacts with the sodium bicarbonate. This reaction releases carbon dioxide which bubbles out as a gas breaking up the bath bomb and releasing all the goodies stored inside your bath bomb.
Bicarbonate of soda
A common household ingredient, normally found in the baking aisle in a supermarket. Not only is it a useful cooking ingredient but it is also a super hero found inside our bath bomb. It is a white powder that dissolves in water.
Found in citrus fruits, citric acid is our super hero number two. Both the granules or powder will work well in your bath bombs.
Beginners easy recipe
For a super easy bath bomb recipe simply combine 2 parts bicarbonate of soda to 1 part citric acid.
Mix these two ingredients together. Spritz with some water and mix again. Repeat this process until the mixture stays compacted when squeezed together. If it crumbles add a couple more sprays of water.
Firmly press the bath bomb mixture into your bath bomb mold. Leave for a couple of minutes to dry before removing.
Leave for 24 hours to dry completely.
Take one bath bomb, pop into a warm bath, relax and enjoy.
Cupcake Bath Bomb Recipe
Once you’ve mastered the art of an easy bath bomb recipe, it’s time to try out these beautiful bath bombs.
Designed to look like a cupcake, they really should come with a ‘Do Not Eat’ sign because they do look good enough to eat!
This recipe comes with some added skin softening ingredients that will give a luxurious feel. Using oats, coconut milk and avocado oil these cupcake bath bombs give your skin some extra TLC.
Try out the video tutorial on our YouTube channel for extra help.
Makes 6 beautiful bath bombs
260 g Bicarbonate of soda
130 g Citric acid
1 tablespoon Cornstarch
1 tablespoon Oats
1/2 tablespoon coconut milk powder
1 teaspoon Avocado oil
150 g melt and pour soap
Pink Himalayan salts, dried lavender, dried rose petals, dried chamomile flowers
How to make
- Measure out all your ingredients.
- Sift the bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl
- Add the citric acid and mix well
- Add the cornstarch, coconut milk, oats and avocado oil. Mix well.
- Spritz a small amount of water into the mixture and combine well
- Repeat step 5 two or three times, or until the consistency of the mixture stays compacted in your hand when squeezed together. You are looking for a consistency that is not too wet but also does not crumble when touched.
- Press bath bomb mixture into your mold. You want to press it firmly so that it is compacted. This will ensure that your bath bomb does not crumble when removed from the mold. Leave to dry for a couple of minutes in the mold.
- Carefully remove the bath bombs from the mold and place into a paper cupcase holder. Leave to dry whilst you prepare the soap icing.
- Cut the melt and pour soap into smaller pieces to enable it to melt quicker.
- Place soap into a saucepan. On a low heat melt the soap.
- Using a teaspoon pour a layer of melted soap over the top of the bath bomb to resemble icing.
- Apply further layers of soap until the desired icing effect has been achieved.
- Before the soap sets, apply your decoration.Pink Himalayan salts, dried rose petals, dried lavender and dried chamomile flowers work well.