Once you have finished this project you will have around 15-20 handmade natural bath bombs to keep for yourself or to share with others. This is the perfect recipe for people interested in making their own bath bombs for the first time. You will be amazed on how simple and fun it can be to make your own bath bombs and begin to experiment with different ingredients.
Take the Witch Hazel and pour it into an 8 oz. spray bottle. Witch hazel wets the bath bomb mixture and helps to create the perfect texture to mold a bath bomb.
Then take coconut oil and place it in the microwave and melt it for about 30-60 second increments. It can also be melted in a pot of boiling water, but the microwave is much easier and less of a mess.
Get the Molds Ready (optional)
Sprinkle a small handful of rose petals in the bottom of each bath bomb mold. Don’t cover the bottom completely or the petals will not stick to the bath bomb mixture. Set the molds aside.
Add the Dry Ingredients
Add the baking soda and citric acid into the large mixing bowl. To get rid of clumps in the mixture, stir the powder thoroughly with a whisk or machine stir it until the clumps are gone. Make sure all the clumps are gone.
Note: Always make sure to wear protective gear when making bath bombs as certain concentrated ingredients can cause harm over time.
Add Epsom Salt
Add the Epsom Salt to the baking soda and citric acid. Stir to combine.
Pour the Wet Ingredients
In a small glass container, add the melted coconut oil and essential oils. Use the dropper to add the polysorbate 80. Use a spoon to mix the liquid ingredients together.
Add the Wet Ingredients
Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients. Use your hands to thoroughly mix them together.
Bath Bomb Consistency
Check the consistency of the bath bomb mixture. The ideal texture is similar to wet sand and should hold its shape when squeezed in your hand. If it’s too dry, use one hand to spritz the mixture with witch hazel and your other hand to mix. Make sure to spritz different areas of the mixture and spritz the mixture at the bottom of the bowl.
Place Mixture into the Molds
Once you reach the right texture, drop the mixture directly into the molds (on top of the rose petals) and press down to avoid clustering.
Continue To Add the Mixture
Add more bath bomb mixture and press it firmly into each mold until full. Only fill each mold to the inside lip or the lid will not snap closed. Use your fingers to smooth the back of each bath bomb.
Continue filling each mold with bath bomb mixture. Work carefully but quickly so the bath bomb mixture doesn’t dry and harden in the bowl.
Dry Your Bath Bombs
Once all the molds are full, allow them to dry with the lid off for 24 hours. This will ensure that they bath bombs are dry and not cracking.
Packaging Your Bath Bombs
Place the lid on each mold to give away or store for later. You can also wrap them up and give as a gift.
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