Bath Bombs!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 Aimee Larsen 2 Comments


Have you ever wanted to make these things?
I had no idea they were SO easy!
I imagine you could use just about anything for molds too.
Ice Cube trays?
Those plastic containers 25 cent toys come in?
What about muffin tins?
So here's how to do it!
Get this stuff
Parchment paper Large mixing bowl 1/2 cup citric acid 1 cup baking soda Whisk or fork 15 drops/15 drops of two essential oils that you choose.
2–3 tablespoons witch hazel in a spray bottle 1 large plastic ice cube tray
Do This To It!
Step 1: Lay out a sheet of parchment paper on the counter. In a large bowl, add the citric acid and baking soda, using a whisk or fork to mix thoroughly. Sprinkle essential oil into the mixture and mix again, making sure to evenly distribute the essential oil through the powder. Doesn’t it smell divine?
Step 2: Spray the witch hazel into the mixture with one hand. With the other hand, continue to mix the contents of the bowl. You’ll feel the powder starting to get damp after several minutes. Spritz witch hazel into the mixture until it starts to clump. When you can clump the mixture in your fist, pack it tightly into a plastic ice cube tray (earmark a tray just for bath-bomb making). Work quickly as the witch hazel is already evaporating.
Step 3: Pack your mixture tightly into your ice cube tray and allow to dry slightly. Let your bath bombs dry slightly, then slightly twist the ice cube tray to pop them out on parchment paper. Let them dry completely, and whatever you do, keep them away from water until ready to use.
Step 4: Pop out your mixture from the mold.
Step 5: Store them in a plastic container, seal them in baggies, or wrap each one in acetate to give as gifts.
There are tons more ways to do these but this one was my favorite and I loved doing them.
Thanks to craftstylish.com for some great ideas.
Get your mold like mine from http://www.canwax.com/, they're cheap.
Now Package Those Babies UP!
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Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. In the December issue of Martha Stewart Living there is an article on not only how to make bath bombs, but other bath items as well, like bath salts. The directions seem simple enough. I want to do try making all these things soon. I just need to find time. Belated Happy Birthday!

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  2. Great idea! Looks like a fun project!

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