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Easy and Natural Bath Bomb Recipes

Bath bombs are easy to make with simple ingredients that can be found in most supermarkets or chemists. Before I give them out I would like to briefly explain some of them so you know why you must use them.


CITRIC ACID

This is what gives things its fizz and also acts as a water softener. It is natural preservative and when used in cooking gives a sour taste.

BAKING SODA

This is known better as bicarbonate of soda. It is a grainy powder so acts as an excellent exfoliator removing any dead cells but at the same time is gentle on the skin.

ESSENTIAL OILS

Essential oils carry the distinctive aromas from plants and it is this concentrated liquid that carries the plants smell. They are much used in fragrances, soaps and other beauty products. Each oil has its own unique property, used a lot in aromatherapy massage for its healing properties.

COLOURANTS

Colourants come in two main different forms, most commonly used in a liquid form but also is found as a dry powder which is best used for our purpose.


Formality over lets have some fun making bath bombs!

BASIC BATH BOMB

1 cup citric acid

 2 cups baking soda

 20-30 drops essential oils depending on strength of fragrance

 food colorant (dry pigment is best)

 small amount of water or witch hazel (used in your spray bottle

Mix together your citric acid and baking soda to a fine powder. If you have a sieve this is a good way of making sure they are thoroughly mixed. You can add your dry color pigment at the same time at this stage too.

Next add you essential oils, a little at a time until you get your desired strength.

The water is next. This can either be completely substituted with witch hazel or mixed in a spray bottle. Spray a little at a time but be quick so the mixture doe not start to fizz. Get to a consistency of wet sand, crumbly but will stick together when squashed.

Press is tightly into your moulds as firm as you can and leave for a few minutes. If you are using a two part clip together mould, slightly overfill and twist together rather than push. After about 3-4 hours, tap you new bath bomb out of the mould and leave to set for at least 48 hours out of direct sunlight.

There you are, your first batch of fun, fizzy bath bombs!!!!!

MOISTURE RICH BATH BOMBS

1 cup baking soda

 1cup cornflour

 1cup Epsom salts

 1cup citric acid

2 tablespoons oil (almond, oil works well)

1  teaspoons essential oil

Colorant

 Water

With the moisture rich bath bomb we suggest that you first mix the dry and wet ingredients separately. Then add together and mix thoroughly, if you have a metal hand whisk this is perfect for the job. To make sure that your mix does not fizz, whisk quickly and get press into your mould as soon as possible. Treat then as you do a basic bath bomb.

FIZZY MILK BATH BOMBS

1 cup baking soda

1 cup citric acid

1 cup cornflour

 1/3 cup Epsom salts

1 cup powdered milk

2 tablespoons olive oil

 2 teaspoon cocoa butter melted

 1 teaspoon essential oil

 3-7 teaspoons water/witch hazel mix in a spray bottle for even distributed

Make these the same as your basic bath bombs by mixing your ingredients first then adding your wet ingredients. Do so quickly so as not to fizz prematurely.

Now you can enjoy your new style bath with your own made bath bomb!


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