I love bath bombs! having a bath is a precious “me time” I like to have to take off a rough day and relax my body and my mind. Every once in a while, a bath bomb makes it feel more unique. Oh, but high-quality bath bomb can get pricy sometimes, especially if you care about the ingredients and colorants.
Bath Bombs DIY – Why You Should Make Your Own?
After buying so many bath bombs, I’ve decided to make my own basket of homemade bath bombs. And I’ll tell you something – my son likes to help me make them. Also, making bath bombs (and other cosmetics) at home allows you to gift them to your friends, make them in all sizes, scents, and colors and never run out of bath bombs – ever.
Bath Bombs DIY – Ingredients
For making your fizzy bath bombs, you’ll need a list of ingredients you can buy them all at Amazon:
Note that you can use this basic formula and replace the colors and scents, so I recommend you to buy more of these.
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup cream of tartar
- 1/4 cup pink Himalayan bathing salts
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup mango butter
- 2 tablespoons pastel-colored nonpareils
- 1 teaspoon frosted cupcake scented oil
- Stainless steel bath bomb molds
- Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
- 1 large mixing bowl
Bath Bombs DIY in 5 Simple Steps
Steps 1: Mix it UP
In a large mixing bowl, add the baking soda, citric acid, cream of tartar, pink Himalayan salts and cornstarch. Whisk dry ingredients together.
Step 2: Adding The Coconut Oil
Add the coconut oil. This binds all the ingredients together, so your fizzy bath bombs don’t crumble when you touch them (-:
Steps 3: Adding Mango Butter and Scented Oil
Mix in mango butter and scented oil.
Step 4: Add in pastel nonpareils
Add in pastel nonpareils and mix ingredients thoroughly. You may need to use your hands to break down any lumps and make sure everything is mixed in. The mixture is perfect when it holds together when you press it into your hands and feels like wet sand.
Steps 5: Filling the Mold
Fill both sides of the mold with the mixture, press molds together and grind to remove the excess mixture. Gently tap each side of the mold to release the bombs. To avoid the bombs breaking during the drying phase, I put them in a mini muffin tin. They fit perfectly!
Allow drying a minimum of 24 hours. If your climate is wet or cold, allow an additional 24 hours. My rule of thumb is that when it is hard to the touch, they are ready for the tub! Store in an airtight container until ready for use.
And… Voilà! Your own fizzy bath bombs!