So back in January my friends had talked me into a trip to Vegas. I hate leaving my daughter for any period of time but, it was one of the only times I would get to see a lot of my favorite people all at once. So, I skipped town for literally 24hrs to go hang out and party with everyone. Vegas is just not the same now that I have a kid lol while everyone was sleeping away their hangovers from the day before I headed off to the mall to go find my mini me something cool to bring home. Somehow I ended up in the LUSH store! I love LUSH, I used to be highly addicted to everything they have. Their body bars and scrubs are my favorites and I love the fact that the ingredients they use are all natural and good for you! I couldn’t help but notice the increasing prices since the last time I had shopped there. I found some cute little bath bombs and bubble bars that I thought my daughter would love but…..$9??!!?? I grabbed her 1 of each because I couldn’t help it of course. That girl is spoiled!
When I got back home it was game over, she was in love and I literally watched $9 go down the drain for the next few nights of my life (that really adds up!). So, I decided to make my own! I looked all over pinterest and youtube and tried 4 different recipes until I finally found something that worked.
Here is what you will need
(not pictured corn starch)
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup corn starch
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup epsom salt
3 tablespoons of coconut oil or olive oil
2 teaspoons of water
Bath bomb or soap molds I found the round mold HERE
(optional scented oils)
Mix all your dry ingredients together
In a separate bowl mix all other ingredients together except the food coloring. Then add to your dry mixture.
I found that actually just mixing the dry ingredients together and then mixing all the wet ingredients in that same bowl really doesnt make a difference but, when you add the water just add it in slowly or it will activate the citric acid. Mix this up really good!
I did some different color mix ups on these just for fun so take some of the mixture if you want to mix the colors up, and add them to different bowls then add your food coloring. If you want them all the same color just add the food coloring to the same bowl. You’ll notice that I added sprinkles to my mix and then in another round of trying these out, I added sugar glitter just for fun!
Fill your molds! I used 2 different types of molds but, I liked the round molds the best! Get yours HERE You want to fill your mold all the way up, adding too much and then adding pressure to make everything stick together. Remove your mold and let your bath bomb sit for atleast 24 hrs to dry. Try not to touch them or you will end up with cracks in them like I did. I couldn’t help it LOL
I am in love with these, they turn colors in the tub and the blue ones explode with gold glitter they are EPIC! I made these for my daughter but, I will definitely be trying these in my own bath!!