July 2, 2017

Saving money by making your own bath bombs!

Making bath bombs is actually pretty easy. It might take a couple tries to put the right amount of witch hazel to get the mixture to the right consistency, but you just have to add it slowly so you don't overdo it.
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There are a lot of recipes on the internet for bath bombs - and I looked at a bunch. I decided on WellnessMama's blog for the basic recipe that I used on the first batch, but changed a few things.

My 1st recipe is as follows:

1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid (found in the canning section at your local Walmart.)
1/2 cup epsom salt
3/4 cup corn starch

2 tablespoons of coconut oil (melted) - I got my coconut oil from the Dollar Tree.
10 drops of ginger essential oil
a small spray bottle of witch hazel

Mix all the dry ingredients in a glass bowl (prefereably) and use a wisk to break up any lumps.  You can also mix in any dry flower petals at this time.  I used dried lavender flowers in one of my mixes.

Add the essential oil to the coconut oil and slowly mix it thoroughly into the dry ingredients.  I use 2-4 tablespoons depending on how moisurizing I want to make the.  The more you add though, the softer and more fragile they are.

You will need to spray a bit of witch hazel on the mixture until it gets to the consistency where you can form it into a ball without it falling apart. After making them a couple times, you will get used to this part.

You can either form them by hand or use something as a mold. Personally, I bought a meatballer for mine.

But I bought this larger mold for my niece.

You can even squish it into a silicone mold. Use your imagination!

Most recipes say to air dry for 24 hours, but I found one that said to turn the oven on to 175 F to preheat and then turn it off.  Put your bath bombs in the hot (off) stove.  This seems to harden them up pretty quick.

Store them in a jar to keep moisture out.

Let us know how your's turn out!

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