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DIY Bath Bombs

If you take baths regularly like I do, and you like the thrill of watching a bath bomb dancing, fizzing in your bath water, creating multi-colored galaxy,  then you know how expensive it can get.

A couple of weeks ago, Kyle and I went to Lush and did a little splurge for bath bombs. All Kyle said to me was, "That's where all our money's gonna go."

Oops... :p

I do like DIY projects once in a while. That excitement when the project turns successful! :) So I started researching if you can actually make your own bath bombs. And yes you can! Turns out, it's not really that difficult.

A lot of the tutorials that I saw use cornstarch as one of the ingredients. I don't really like the idea of me soaking in cornstarch. So I tried one without. And it still fizzes beautifully!

INGREDIENTS
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup Epsom salts
1 TBS oil (coconut, avocado, olive, etc.)
2 tsp. essential oil
1 tsp. water
Food coloring (any color you want)

1. In a large bowl, whisk all the dry ingredients (baking soda, citric acid, and Epsom salt) together.

2. In a small bowl, mix all the wet ingredients (oil of choice, essential oil, water, and food coloring).
*If you're using coconut oil make sure it's melted, and make sure your water is warm so it doesn't congeal the coconut oil.*

3. Add the liquid mixture to dry mixture gradually, whisking as you go.

4. When everything's mixed together, fill each half of the bath bomb molds until it overflows a little bit. Press them together. Gently tap the top of one mold, and remove it gently as the other one stays. Place bath bomb on a tray, and let it dry for a couple of minutes (about 10 - 15), before removing the other side of the mold.

5. Let the bath bombs dry for at least 8 hours or overnight.

6. Once dried, wrap them up and store in a dry place.

Drop one or two into your bath water and watch it fizzes. :)

If your bath bomb cracks after the mold is removed, you can gently press it back or remove the mixture back to the mixing bowl, and start molding again. :) I've had it happen a few times hehe. So no worries!

I scented mine with lavender and eucalyptus.

If you want to do multicolored bath bomb, mix up two mixtures in two separate bowls, then add different food coloring to each bowl. Then simply spoon a little bit of one color after the other. You can also add food grade dried petals for an extra touch of beauty. :)

They are sooooo much fun to make!