This is a fun twist on the classic bath bomb recipe. Instead of coloring the mixture, you color the salts. The effect is amazing! Choose your favorite color (Pink or blue for a baby shower? Red and green for Christmas?). Add your favorite essential oils and you have the perfect homemade gift!
What I used:
3 tbsp. Epsom salt (or coarse sea salt)
1/2 cup baking soda
1/4 cup cornstarch or arrowroot powder
1/4 cup citric acid
1 tbsp coconut oil
spraying bottle with witch hazel or water
liquid food coloring
essential oils (optional)
1. Color your salts
Divide 3 tablespoons of salt between 2 bowls. Add one drop of food coloring to one bowl and add a drop of another color to the other. Add more drops for a more intense color. Let the salts sit while they soak up the dye.
2. Combine your dry ingredients
Put the baking soda, cornstarch and citric acid in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together with a spoon.
This would also be the time to add your essential oils. I used 6 drops of ylang-ylang and 6 drops of lavender.
3. Add the coconut oil
Add 1 heaping tablespoon of coconut oil to your dry mixture. Mix all the ingredients together and make sure to smooth out all the lumps.
4. Spritz with water
Take a handful of the mixture and squeeze it together with your fingers in the palm of your hand. The powder should clump together. If it doesn’t you can spritz it lightly with some water (or witch hazel) in a spraying bottle. Stir well between each spritz and make sure the mixture doesn’t start to fizz in the bowl! Check regularly to see if the mixture clumps together.
5. Create your bath bomb
Add the colored salts to the batch. Carefully stir the salts into the mixture.
I put a few salts at the bottom of my mold because, well, it looks pretty! Fill your mold one spoonful at a time. Press the mixture down firmly after each scoop.
Let your mold sit for a few hours or – if you can wait long enough – overnight. Carefully take the bath bomb out of its mold and wrap as a gift or keep for yourself!
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