Bath bombs have been my favorite “treat yo-self” item as of lately. The only problem is they are so expensive! At Lush, bath bombs range from $7-$9 each! They are emptying my wallet fast over there. So, I decided to try a DIY bath bomb recipe and see if it was close to the Lush bath bombs. GUESS WHAT. I could put these DIY bath bombs in Lush and people would have no clue who made them, Lush or me. Give this DIY bath bomb recipe a try and you will be so happy you did when you’re saving money, and “treating yo-self”.
Ingredients and Supplies:
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup Epsom salts
- 1 tsp. water
- 2 tsp. essential oil
- 3 tsp. oil (olive oil)
- food coloring (any color you want)
- bath bomb mold
Step 1: Place the dry ingredients in a bowl and then mix them all evenly with the whisk.
Step 2: In a separate container, mix the liquid ingredients together. Note that in this step, the essential oils, fragrances and colors are added. This is an important step! Make sure to pick out lots of fragrance oils to try out here, as you can make many fabulous combinations for bath time. Here are some essential oils combos to try!
Step 3: Slowly add the liquid mixture to the dry mix, one small spoon at a time.
Step 4: When well mixed, you simply pack this mixture into a bath bomb mold and pack tightly, then let it dry. Work quickly so as not to let the bath bomb mixture dry out.
*Recipe and pictures from DIY Projects For Teens.