Make your own colourful bath bombs for gifting or the best soak ever
Customize the colours and scents, give them or keep them... we won't tell!
After a long week, sometimes all you want to do is kick those shoes off, draw a bath and settle in for a long soak. Well, here's a simple way to luxuriously up your bath game: soothing homemade bath bombs. You can completely customize your colours, choosing blues and purples to create a swirling aquatic galaxy in your bathtub, or some pinks and yellows to feel like a princess swimming in gold. Whichever you pick, these are guaranteed to sink you into a shimmering, dreamy, zen-like state. They make great gifts too, so be sure to create extras for all your friends and fam.
Here's what you need:
- 8 oz epsom salt
- 8 oz cornstarch
- 16 oz baking soda
- 8 oz citric acid
- 5 tsp coconut oil, melted
- 5 tsp water
- 4 ramekins
- Essential oils (optional)
- Food dye in various colours – we chose pink, orange, blue, and purple
- Latex gloves
- 1 large mixing bowl
- 4 small mixing bowls
- Bath bomb molds
- Luster dust – we chose gold!
Here's how to do it:
In order to create the swirled effect, we first have to prepare the individual colours. Mix the Epsom salt, cornstarch, and baking soda together. Measure out batches of 1 ¼ cups into each bowls.
Grab your ramekins – in each one, combine 1 ¼ tsp of melted coconut oil and 1 ¼ tsp of water. If you want a particularly soothing bath, now's the time to add a few drops of essential oils, such as lavender or rose.
Put on your gloves – we want to dye the bath bomb blue, not your skin! Then add a small amount of food dye to the liquid, one colour per ramekin. Use a small spoon to mix each one thoroughly.
Add one ramekin of liquid to each bowl of dry mixture little by little. Make sure that you do not pour it in completely as this will activate the dry mix and make it fizz. Mix it up well so that the powder absorbs the colour. Repeat for each desired colour.
Spread out a towel. Open up your bath bomb mold and add a sprinkling of your luster dust. Then, use a spoon to layer in the different colours into each half of the mold. Use one spoon per colour to prevent them from accidentally mixing. Pat it down to keep it compact and tight.
In one swoop, combine your two mold halves together. Do it quickly so nothing spills! Let dry overnight.
Good morning! First: coffee. Second: carefully remove the mold. Place your new bath bomb on a towel, and repeat with the others.
Now draw a bath, light a candle or two, throw one of these babies in, and relaaaaax….