Make it with the kids: Bath Bombs

Here's a fun project that also makes a thoughtful gift, or keep for yourself and enjoy a relaxing home-made spa bath!

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup citric acid (We carry citric acid in our bulk bins)
  • 20 drops essential oil of your choice (I suggest lavender for relaxation, citrus for rejuvenating or peppermint and eucalyptus for comfort)
  • 1 tablespoon oil of choice (suggestions: sweet almond, olive or coconut)

Mix the dry ingredients really well together in a metal or glass bowl.

Add essential oil and oil of choice, this is also the time you could add a bit of food colouring to the mixture if you wish. We carry Watkins natural food colouring. The food dyes in Watkins are non-synthetic and made with 100 percent vegetable juices and spices, including beet juice for the red, turmeric for the yellow, and spirulina extract to create green and blue.

Mix quickly to keep the mixture from fizzing too much.

Spray water over the mixture a little at a time. It only takes a few spritzes! Continue to mix together just until the mixture holds together when you squeeze some of it in your hand.

Press the mixture into the mold you choose (I used a mini muffin pan lined with plastic wrap so I could easily lift them out)  This is a good time of year to purchase some silicone molds to use, such as little eggs.

Let sit to dry a couple of hours then wrap in tissue paper to store away. These will last a few weeks.

March 12, 2020 by Marilyn Thomas

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