Good Friday morning, Moppers. It’s officially our favorite day of the week, and in just a few short hours you can all say hello to the weekend, which means you have a couple of days to do whatever you want!
Of course if you’re anything like us you’ll be doing all sorts of cool things, like cleaning, organizing, and making stuff. This weekend that stuff will include some homemade bath bombs, because there is nothing like coming home after a long day of work to soak in a nice, hot tub.
And it’s even better when you can get the benefits of an all natural bath bomb.
The bath bombs we make include epsom salt, which is great for detoxing the skin, coconut oil, which acts as an anti-viral while smoothing and moisturizing, and of course essential oils, which we are absolutely crazy over.
Plus, we love the way they fizz up when dropped in water!
Want to make your own all natural bath bombs this weekend? Then read on for our recipe, and we’ll show you how.
What You’ll Need:
- 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of water
- 30 drops of your favorite essential oil
- 1 cup of baking soda
- 3/4 cup of corn starch
- 1/2 cup of epsom salt
- 1/2 cup of citric acid
- 4 – 5 drops of food coloring (optional)
Step 1: Mix
Pour all of the dry ingredients (baking soda, corn starch, epsom salt, and citric acid) in a large bowl, and mix well. Use a whisk to break up any clumps.
Step 2: Shake
Place the wet ingredients (coconut oil, water, and essential oils) in a jar, close the lid, and shake well to mix. If you want to add a little color to your bath bombs, feel free to add 4-5 drops of your favorite food coloring before closing the lid and giving everything a shake.
Step 3: Combine
Slow, and we mean SLOWLY, pour the wet ingredients into the dry with one hand, while mixing it with a whisk in the other. Adding too much of the wet ingredients at once will cause everything to start to fizz up. If that happens, stop adding, increase the speed of your stirring to stop it from fizzing, then continue to pour.
You’ll know everything is just right when you can pinch some of the mixture and it retains its shape. If you need to add a little more liquid, splash in some coconut oil.
Step 4: Mold
Once you’ve got everything mixed well, it’s time to shape it into bath bombs. For that we like to use some mini muffin tins, but you can use anything from an ice cream scoop, to ice cube trays.
Step 5: Dry
Once you’ve got your bath bombs looking the way you want, take them out of their respective molds, and let them dry. Depending on where you live and the climate, they might dry out in a few hours, but we like to leave ours overnight just to be safe.
Step 6: Store
It’s important that you don’t store your homemade bath bombs in an air tight container, such as tupperware, or a sealed plastic bag. These bombs release air, and if they’re in a sealed container eventually it will bulge and pop open.
We like to store our bath bombs in some open cellophane bags, and keep them in a little basket in the bathroom. This will also work well if you’re planning to give them as gifts, too. You can use colored cellophane bags, loosely tie them with some decorative ribbon, and voila! They’re ready to be passed on to you friends.
When you’re ready to use your bath bombs after a long day on your feet, simply drop them in the tub after you’ve filled it, and watch them fizz up. Then you can soak until your muscles are no longer sore, your skin is nice and smooth, and the scent of those fabulous essential oils has mellowed you out. Heck, bring a book with you to relax, because trust us—once you start using these bath bombs, you’ll want to spend a lot of time in the tub!
Happy soaking, Moppers! We hope you enjoy your weekend, and we’ll chat with you again on Monday.