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DIY Bath Bombs

At the end of a long day, everyone has their own way to wind down and de-stress. For some this could be as simple as turning on the television or getting lost in a good book, but NYMM thinks everyone can benefit from this DIY project.

Many people do not have the time or the budget to go out to the store and buy a fun bath bomb every time they’ve had bad days, so what’s better than an easy recipe that can produce the same effect? We found a great and user-friendly recipe for any beginners who would like to try out the craft, but the possibilities are endless! Experimentation with different ingredients and scents can definitely be fun, but here’s something to get you started.

  1. Let’s Start with Some Ingredients

As far as ingredients go, many of the essentials can be found around your house. Here is a basic list of everything you will need:

1 Cup Baking Soda

½ Cup Citric Acid

½ Cup Epsom Salt

½ Cup Corn Starch

2 ½ tbsp. Almond Oil

¾ tbsp. Water

2 tsp. Essential Oils

To add a bit of fun to your bath bombs (which is completely optional), you can also use things like food coloring, luster dust, shaped molds, and things of that nature.

 

  1. To Begin Making the Bath Bomb

It is easiest to mix the dry ingredients in one bowl and your wet ingredients in another. The wet ingredients leaves more room for creativity, as you can choose which combinations of essential oils you would like to try for your bath bombs. You can follow recommendations or come up with your own mixtures depending on how adventurous you are!

Once this is all done, you can (slowly!) combine your wet and dry ingredients. The speed is essential in making sure that the ingredients do not react and ruin your bath bombs before they are completed. To err on the safe side, add a few drops of your wet mixture to the dry at a time and whisk.

  1. Finally…

From here, you can use your food coloring to add color to your bath bomb, and then shape it however you want. Molds can be made from cupcake tins or Easter eggs depending on what you have around the house. You can remove your completed bath bombs from the molds after a few minutes. In 24 hours they will be ready for use! Enjoy your bath time!

 

Featured Image by JizaDiva on Flickr

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