This is my first ever DIY post here on Kayla Loves! I’m so excited to share these DIY Bathbombs with you because I had so much fun making these! They do take a long time to make but they are so worth the wait!These are so simple to make and you can get most (if not all) of the ingredients you need at the supermarket! They are also the perfect Mother’s Day gift (Mother’s Day is in a few weeks in Australia and the US)!
This mix makes about 6 average sized round bathbombs, depending on the size of your moulds. Here is what you need:
- 452g Baking Soda (Bi Carb Soda)
- 226g Citric Acid
- 226g Corn Starch (Corn Flour)
- 226g Epson Salts
- 1 1⁄2 tsp Water
- 1 tbs Essential Oil of your choosing
- 1 tbs Any Light Oil – Baby oil, Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Ect
- Food Colouring – Any colour(s) you want (optional)
- Moulds for shaping your Bath Bomb
- Decorations – Dried Flowers, Non Toxic Glitter, ect (optional)
Make sure you follow these instructions carefully. Adding the wrong ingredient and the wrong time could activate them and then your bathbomb won’t work.
- Mix all the dry ingredients EXCEPT the Citric Acid in a large bowl – Baking Soda, Corn Starch and Epson Salts
- In a separate smaller bowl mix together the Water, Essential Oil and your Light Oil (if you only want to make your bath bombs one colour you can mix in the food colouring now)
- Add the wet ingredients you have mixed into the large bowl of dry ingredients
Mix them together with your hands and make sure you smooth out any lumps and mix everything evenly. If you are planning on having more than one colour in your mix just divide 904g by whatever number of colours you are wanting to make. For example, I made six colours so I divided 904 by 6.
If you are only making more than one colour and you’ve separated your mix into new bowls you can now add your colouring. If you want a really vibrant colour you will need to add probably about a tablespoon of your colour and really make sure you mix it through. The colouring will kind of clump together and feel hard (because of the corn starch) so break it up and mix it all through and it will look great! When you squeeze some in your fist, it should hold together. If it doesn’t, add a few drops of water at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
Once your mix is all coloured and the lumps are out you need to add your citric acid. If you haven’t separated your mix into seperate colours just add the entire amount and mix with a spoon (don’t use your hands to mix in the Citric Acid. If you want to use your hands, wear gloves.) If you have seperated your mix you will need to divide 226 by whatever number of colours you have!
When your mix is finished you can finally put it in your moulds! You can use so many different things as moulds. I used silicon ice cube trays and a cut in half ball pit ball. I used to have those clear Christmas decorations that you made your own ornaments out of, but I think I threw them out not long ago. If you are using a decoration put it in the bottom of your mould. I put little bathbomb glittery stars that I made the day before in mine.
Tightly pack your moulds and set them somewhere safe and dry to set. I wrapped mine in aluminium foil (because my moulds weren’t that strong) to help them hold their shape. Leave them to set for 24 hours. You may be able to open your moulds sooner but it’s safe to let them sit so you don’t damage them.
I absolutely loved making these! They’re so much fun for everyone! If you have little kids you can even put a small bath toy in the middle for them as a surprise!
I hope you enjoyed this post and if you make some please show me pictures! You can tweet them to me @kaylaloves_ or post them on my brand new Facebook page! I would love to see your creations!