Handmade bath bombs cost a fraction of the price that is charged in the market. Go through the recipe given here and know how to make bath bombs.

How To Make Bath Bombs

Bath bombs can be described as chalky bath items, which are meant to be used inside the bath tub. Though they do not explode when they come in contact with water, they surely do result in a lot of water fizzing and spinning, in turn filling the water with fragrance, moisturizers and all the other substances that have been added therein. In case you are wondering about the price of a bath bomb, rest assured that it can be made at home only, at a very low cost. Do you want to know how to make bath bombs? If yes, then read on.
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Handmade Bath Bombs Recipe
Supplies Needed
Dry Ingredients
  • 2 cups Citric Acid
  • 2 cups Baking Soda
  • ¾ cup Cornstarch
  • ¼ cup Sea Salts
  • ¼ cup Whole Milk Powder
Wet Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Almond Oil
  • 2 tbsp Grapeseed Oil
  • 1 tbsp Vitamin E Oil
  • 4 tbsp Essential or Fragrance Oil
  • 1 tsp Colorant
Other Supplies
  • Wax Paper
  • Large Metal Mixing Bowl
  • Measuring Spoons
  • A mold, deep enough to make a bath bomb
  • A Garbage Bag
  • A Cookie Sheet
  • Saran Wrap
  • Clear Tape 
  • First of all, you will need to gather the supplies for your bath bomb. In case you do not find some of them in the regular stores, it is advisable to order them from a reputable online store specializing in bath product ingredients.
  • Arrange all the supplies on a clean and clutter-free workspace, say a kitchen counter or table. Make sure to cover the working space with a large plastic garbage bag. This will help you clean up the mess in a jiffy, when the work is over.
  • Get the large metal mixing bowl and put all the dry ingredients in it. Now, combine all of them together, with your hands, and make sure that they are properly mixed.
  • Add all the wet ingredients to the mixture, except the fragrance or essential oil and the colorant. Now, knead the mixture well, till it turns into soft dough.
  • Take a handful of the mixture and squeeze it in your fist. Now, open your hand. If the mixture holds together, it is perfect. In case it starts crumbling, add another tablespoon of grapeseed oil.
  • In the next step, you will have to add the essential or fragrance oil to the mixture, by drizzling it all over. Now, knead the oil into the dough, with your hands, to make sure that it gets evenly dispersed.
  • Now, add the colorant to the mixture, again drizzling it all over. Since colorant is water-based and will make the mixture fizz, mix in as quickly as possible, to stop the fizzing.
  • Now, you need to fill the molds with the bath bomb mixture. Do make sure to press it down very firmly. Remember, the firmer the bath bombs are packed, the better they hold together and the longer they last in the tub.
  • After you have filled the molds with the bath bomb mixture, get a wax paper-covered cookie sheet. Now, release the bath bombs onto the sheet, by tipping the molds over.
  • Set the bath bombs aside for sometime, say 24 to 48 hours, till the time they get completely dry. Now, cover them with saran wrap and hold it with a piece of clear tape at the back. Your bath bombs are ready!

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