Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Homemade Fizzy Bathbombs

The girls are completely OBSESSED with bath bombs at the moment and spending a fortune on them! So we decided to try making our own. We had difficulty in finding citric acid so I had to find an alternative recipe, we found that this one worked for us.

What you will need (makes 6 small/medium sized bath bombs.)

1 cup of Bicarbonate of Soda.
1/4 cup of Cream of Tartar.
1/2 cup of Bath Salts.
1 tbs of oil - coconut, sweet almond, olive oil.
10-15 drops of your favourite essential oil.
Food colouring (optional)

A large mixing bowl.
Wooden spoon.
Silicone mould.

Step One:

Mix all the dry ingredients together and then add the oil.

Step Two:

Add the essential oil and food colouring and combine. To check if the mixture is ready, scoop a small handful and squeeze together, if it sticks then you are ready. If the mixture is still crumbly then add some drops of oil or alternatively you can use a misting bottle to spray with water until the mixture sticks together.

Step Three:

Fill the silicone mould with the mixture and pack down firmly. It will take a lot more mixture than you think and you need to ensure that it is pushed down hard.

Step Four:

Leave to dry for at least 24 hours before carefully removing from the silicone mould. Store in an airtight container.

Step Five:

Pop in the bath and enjoy! 

The Verdict:
These were fun to make and relatively mess free. They don't fizz nearly as long as the shop bought bath bombs and by the time you purchase the ingredients you haven't made a huge saving. 
BUT we enjoyed making them and they worked well.
They would make cute little homemade gifts to. 

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