My 4-year-old has repeatedly requested that we make bath bombs again. So when our friends suggested that we get together and make a batch, of course we said yes.
The bath bombs in the picture may not be the most beautiful (please remember they were made by young kids), but they are everything a bath bomb should be. They smell fantastic. They are super fizzy. And they leave your skin feeling nice and soft when you get out of the bath. The baking soda in them also helps your body to detox. Win. Win. Win.
In addition to the above reasons to make bath bombs, know that they are rather fast and simple to make. In addition, you can make an entire batch for the cost of one bath bomb from the store.
Here’s how we made them:
Fizzy Bath Bomb Recipe
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup sea salt, fine ground
2 1/2 tablespoons avocado oil (or other oil of choice)
3/4 tablespoon water (plus more, if needed)
15 drops essential oil (we used peppermint – energizing – for one batch, and lavender – calming – for another)
- Place the baking soda into your work bowl. Add the avocado oil and essential oils and mix well. Your hands or the back of a spoon works well.
- Mix the citric acid and sea salt together, than add those to your work bowl. Mix everything well.
- Add water as needed until the mixture holds when you press it together. Add only the very minimum water required one drop at a time, or use a spray bottle; otherwise, you will set off the fizzing reaction while you’re mixing, instead of saving the fizzing for the bath tub.
- Press the mixture into your molds (assorted shapes are also fun). We made 12 smaller bombs (well, assorted sizes – they were pressed by my 4-year-old) with this recipe. You could also make 6 big ones of the size we typically see in the store.
- Let sit until completely dry (we left ours for at least 24 hours).
- Store in an air tight container.
To use: Drop one bath bomb into your full bath tub. Watch it fizz and smell the aroma as it releases. Lay back, relax, and enjoy.
NOTE: Other good essential oils would be PanAway, to soak away aches and pains, and Stress Away, because it is amazingly relaxing. I get my essential oils HERE. You can read more about why I use Young Living essential oils HERE.