had a whole tutorial planned with pictures to show you along the way…BUT my Photobucket wasn’t letting me load anything tonight and I was too tired to mess with it any more…..also forgive me if any of this is confusing I’ve never written anything like this down before…
anyway, the basic recipe comes from:
you’re going to get your supplies ready first.
A large bowl, measuring cups, measuring spoons, whisk, prefered mold, (silicone baking cups DO work the best!) spray bottle you are willing to use just for bath bombs…now the ingreIdients include: baking soda, cornstarch, epsom/bath salt, citric acid, essential oils of your choice, extra virgin olive oil (you can customize! with avocado oil, apricot oil, almond oil, grape seed oil etc.) food coloring, any edible baking decorations you’d like to add and last you’ll need witch hazel!!
1 cup baking soda
1/2 citric acid
1/2 bath or epsom salts
add all dry ingredients into your bowl, this where my recipe differs, I order bath salts online from the midwest bath salt company (they have so much to choose from! a great price and they ship FAST!) the bath salt I used for this one was fine ground Vanilla bean…its amazing….you can smell it even before you open the box!
now the wet stuff! but read carefully before adding anything!!!
in your spray bottle put:
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tablespoons witch hazel
sprinkle your essential oil in the dry ingredients (do this slowly so you do not over activate your mix) whisk together
I used : 1 to 2 tablespoons of lavender
then lightly sprinkle desired food coloring into mixture
(just remember that light coloring isn’t necessarily a bad thing!! this gives your skin a tint if you try to make the color to bold!)
next: grab your spray bottle, lightly spray mixture, stopping and whisking all the time to check consistency. you are going to want to hit a wet sandy feel, think sand castle on the beach! it should stick in a clump if you were to squeeze it together!! DON’T LET IT GET TOO DAMP, DO NOT LET IT TOUCH WATER UNTIL BATHTIME, YOU MAY NOT NEED ALL OF THE LIQUID IN THE SPRAY BOTTLE….DEPENDING ON CHOICE OF BATH SALT.
the final step: you can get creative and use cake decorations, sprinkles, edible glitter, chocolate chips, even dried flowers, and smaller cute candies (I love seeing the sweetheart candies in them!) put these in the bottom of your mold…completely your choice of how, what, where and why >_< then back those suckers full and i mean FULL. (press as firmly as possible) you can use anything around the house if needed…tupperware, cupcake pan, ice-cube trays, etc.
let your bath bombs sit for the whole night!! letting them sit will help them come out more complete and in the shape you were hoping! ……then they ready to add to your bath water and watch the magic!!
I will be posting more on bath bombs this summer, all of my personal recipes and soap that I’ll be starting!
the recipe above is for my kids nighttime bath, we used a star silicone mold, burgundy food coloring, and star sprinkles!
for earl grey latte, add equal amount bergamot essential oil, as well as the lavender and extra vanilla aromatherapy oil! creating the same effect one would smell in their earl grey latte (yum! my favorite!)