Now if you've tried LUSH's bath bombs, obviously you fell in love at first fizz. The explosion of colour, bursting scent & rolling fizzy ball are all amazing theatrics to the bath experience. Turning your plain old bath into something special. Who doesn't like the sound of that?
Well... we did it! We made our own bath bombs & succeeded! It was a lot less challenging than we thought. We actually laughed because what took up the most time was traveling around getting all the materials. You don't really need to be a DIY expert to make these, as long as you can measure ingredients and mix well... you'll do just fine.
This recipe makes two bombs, but you can easily double or triple the recipe:
• 4 oz. baking soda
• 2 oz. corn starch
• 2 oz. citric acid
• 2 oz. Epsom salt
• 1 teaspoons water
• 1 teaspoon essential oil
• 1 1/4 teaspoon melted coconut oil
• 3-5 drops food colouring (optional)
You'll also need a mold of some sort. Charlotte & I thought since it's close to Valentines Day, why not make cute heart bombs? Our mold was just a silicone baking sheet.
Time for mixing. First combine the dry ingredients (top 4 listed above) in a bowl. Make sure to use a whisk to help get all the lumps & clumps out. Next combine the wet ingredients (bottom 4 listed above) in a cup. Whisking as you go, slowly pour the wet ingredients with the dry. It is very important to whisk as you go to stop the reaction of the ingredients. If you experience fizzing or foaming, you're pouring too fast.
Once all the ingredients are combined, squeeze a small amount in your hand. If it clumps together in one or two large chunks, you're ready to press in the molds. If the mixture is still very crumbly, slowly add 1/8 teaspoon of water at a time until the mixture holds together.
Now press the mixture into your molds & set aside for 10-15 minutes to slightly harden. This makes it easier to remove from the molds. If you're using a ball mold, make sure both sides of your mold are overflowing with the mixture then press the two together to adhere the halves. After your timer buzzes, gently remove them from the molds. We had to flip ours upside down on a baking sheet to push the bombs out.
Be very gentle with moving the bombs because they are still drying & are very fragile. If you were like us & had a few not mold well, place the mixture back into a bowl, mix in a little bit of water & start the molding process again. Once all your bombs are done, set them aside for at least 8hrs or overnight.
We've been enjoying these homemade pretty fizzies & how unreal our skin smells after our baths! I hope you get to try this out! After we burn through this pile of bath bombs we are excited to start experimenting with different scents, shapes & adding some glitter or pedals! Oh my!