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How To Make DIY Lush Bath Bombs

How To Make DIY Lush Bath Bombs

How To Make DIY Lush Bath Bombs

Who doesn’t love a bath bomb? Spending time relaxing in a hot tub can relieve stress, relax muscles and restore the body and mind. Don’t forget to take a good book into the bathroom with you, set up some music and light some candles - and remember to add a luxurious bath bomb!

If you have ever dreamed of making your own bath bomb, either to give as a gift or for yourself? You will be surprised by how simple they are to make. All the ingredients are easily accessible and safe to use. It is also a perfect family activity and can be great fun. If you are planning on getting creative with very young children, make sure they are supervised as you will need some citric acid to create the fizz effect, and this can cause irritation to the skin.

It is up to you whether you want to go for a full-on psychedelic rainbow bath bomb or opt for a more elegant, relaxed vibe. As long as you have the basic ingredients, you can add any extras you choose to give it a special personal twist.

Extras

To give the water a silky feel, add cornstarch. By adding goat milk powder, you can increase the foam. For fun with slime, add sodium alginate. Get creative and create the bath bomb of your dreams!

Equipment

Plastic mixing bowl, Mold, Kitchen scales, Rubber Gloves, Cold water spray

Basic Ingredients

Baking soda, citric acid, coloring, essential oils - choose your favorite fragrance or use a combination

Method

To make your own bath bomb, first you will need to put on your gloves, then measure 300g of baking soda. Add this to the bowl with 100g of citric acid and mix together.

Next, you need to add your coloring and mix it in quickly and thoroughly.

Add your essential oils to the mix and stir. Spray some water a little at a time until the mixture starts to stick together when you squeeze it.

Push the mixture into the molds. How many you can make will depend on how big your molds are. When you're making these for the first time, you could use an ice cube tray and make lots on mini bombs.

Wait 30 minutes or until they are hard, then remove them from the mold and leave them to dry completely. Store in a sealed container and wash the mold right away so the acid doesn’t erode it.

To add to your luxurious bath experience, the Alba Botanica herbal body lotion is perfect for applying after your bath and designed to soothe and protect sensitive skin. It contains colloidal oatmeal for dryness and irritation and is free of synthetic fragrances, parabens and phthalates.

The Unscented Body Cream by The Seaweed Bath Company is a deep penetrating and rich body moisturizer that absorbs into the skin like a dream and contains luxury ingredients such as shea butter, aloe vera and argan oil, along with dozens of vitamins and minerals.

Unscented Body Cream by The Seaweed Bath Company

Another way you can enhance your bathing or shower experience is by using a body scrub. The Bodhi Body Scrub comes in lavender or Almond Honey and leaves your skin feeling and smelling amazing.

Almond Honey

If you are looking for a traditional, natural soap for the bath or shower, or are looking for a luxury gift, the fresh sea salt bar soap from A La Maison gently cleanses the skin and is suitable for all skin types. Made with only natural ingredients, the soap is cruelty-free and free from parabens, phthalates and sodium sulfate.

As an alternative to the bath bomb, Soothing Touch has created a range of bath salts including peppermint rosemary, balancing oak with clove, sandalwood and Ylang Ylang, Muscle soak, and Eucalyptus. All the salts contain mineral-rich dead sea salt and minerals including calcium, magnesium and potassium. They are scented with essential oils and don’t contain any synthetic ingredients or fragrances.

Eucalyptus

For the man in your life, Every Man Jack produces a range of luxury body washes that smell divine and come in sophisticated packaging with hand pumps for convenience. The sandalwood body wash has a gorgeous rich fragrance, and the Eucalyptus mint body wash really awakens the senses. 

Making time for yourself is important for your mind and body, so find some time to relax in the tub with these luxury products.