Bath Bombs #dayspaathome

Most days my daughter asks to make something. It is often food but I thought we needed to make something other than food for at least one day. However while we are all in Quarantine, as the corona virus has changed 2020 in ways we could never have predicted, I now have more time at home with my family.

As we won’t be going to a day Spa any time soon, we often try and recreate one at home. Hence my daughters #dayspaathome hast tag added to our experience of making Bath Bombs.

Bath Bombs can be very frustrating. Not wet enough and the mixture won’t hold together, too wet and the mixture will ‘activate’ and expand like crazy. When you get the mixture just right they are amazing. Making your own is an inexpensive activity that teaches patience and perseverance. When you get the mix just right they are simply rewarding.

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Ingredients

You will find most of these ingredients at the supermarket, health food store or Bulk Foods Store.

  1. 1 cup Baking Soda
  2. 1/2 cup Cornflour
  3. 1/2 cup Citric Acid
  4. 1/4 cup Epsom salts
  5. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil ( v6 from Young Living or try fractionated coconut oil)
  6. Spray Bottle with Water
  7. 10-12 drops of Essential Oils of Choice ( Stress away is my favourite pick, however you can customise as you wish. All Citrus are very uplifting, Lavender is relaxing.) If you have not got essential oils in your life get them from Young Living here
  8. Moulds- I use metal moulds or you could also use silicon baking moulds.

Method

  1. Add all dry ingredients too a large Bowl
  2. Mix together using a Whisk
  3. Add vegetable Oil  and essential Oils and mix together
  4. Gradually spray the dry mix with the spray bottle, mixing as you go. You need to consistency of Wet sand. This is the tricky bit so go slow. Test the mix by clumping some together and see if it holds.
  5. When you think you have the right consistency, get your two halves of you moulds and slightly overfill, push the halves together quickly and hold together, twisting the halves on themselves. You will need to give it a light tap before trying to unmould your Bath Bomb. Once you have taken one mould off the Bath Bomb, you will need to dry over night on plate.
  6. If using silicon moulds lightly pack the moulds and leave to dry over night before removing from Moulds
  7. Run a Bath, pop in a bath bomb and relax.

Optional extras

  • add a few rose petals or Lavender flowers for that true #dayspaathome feeling
  • add a few Pink Himalayan salts for contrasting detail.

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