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Handmade Fizzing Bath Bombs

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My girls love taking bubble baths and I have been wanting to make them some homemade bath bombs for years now, but quite honestly I was always a little scared that it would turn into a complete fiasco and they wouldn’t work.

I shouldn’t have worried!

Not only are they fun and easy to make, they work like a charm!  My girls love watching them fizz in the bath, and I love that the olive oil and cornstarch helps soften & moisturize their skin while the calming lavender essential oil helps settle them down before bed. (To find out more about essential oils & how they work, check out this post.)  They also make a great handmade gift idea!

I did find that the smaller molds worked a little better than the big size, as they dried faster and popped out easier.  I also added a little too much liquid at the end and had a few that expanded into blobs while they were drying.  They made little cow pie-shaped bath bombs but they still work great!

Here is what you need:

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2 cups baking soda
1 cup citric acid
1 cup cornstarch
1 cup sea salt or Epsom salt
3 teaspoons olive oil
5-6 drops essential oil
Approximately 2 teaspoons witch hazel or water (I recommend witch hazel!)
empty spray bottle
silicone mold

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Step 1: In large bowl, mix together baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, and salt until well blended with no lumps.

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Step 2: Mix in olive oil and essential oil until well blended.

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Step 3: Spray mixture with with witch hazel until just moist enough to form into shapes that hold.  Be careful not to add too much moisture or the mixture will begin to fizz.

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Step 4:  Press mixture into molds; let sit for 5-10 minutes, then carefully remove from molds onto parchment paper and let dry for 24 hours.

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Step 5: Package in cellophane or a mason jar to give as gifts, then finish with a pretty ribbon and the printable tags below; to use, simply drop 1 large or 2 small bath bombs into bath.

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5 Comments

  1. December 1 at 10:30AM

    What a cute idea! I love making homemade gifts for Christmas, but I usually bake goodies. I like this spin on it–nice to have something handmade that’s calorie-free :)!

  2. December 1 at 04:05PM

    YAY! I am so glad you posted about these! I have been wanting to make them for years now, but never have. They seemed too hard, but honestly they aren’t. I am also glad you posted where to get citric acid, because the one year I was going to make them I couldn’t find it. Why didn’t I think of Amazon? Amazon has everything, right? These are going to make great gifts!

  3. December 3 at 06:31PM

    Wow, I didn’t realize these were so easy to make! I bet my daughter would love these! Thanks, Ruth! Going to pin this right now…:)

  4. December 12 at 10:20PM

    Great idea! I would live to make these but live in Mexico (questionable postal system). Is there anything I can use in the place of the citric acid? I dont know where to find that here!

  5. Laura
    December 15 at 12:13PM

    I tried but they didn’t work at all. :'(Kinda of disappointed because I was making them for presents.

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