To soak away a stressful day, all you have to do is toss a bath bomb into your tub. It will set off a fizzy reaction that releases super-relaxing essential oils. Plus, they make great gifts! Pamper yourself (or your loved one) and make your own DIY bath bombs:
Ingredients for bath bombs vary depending on preference, but we like this recipe list from Intimate Weddings, and makes 2.5 eight ounce bath bombs:
Combine dry ingredients.
Dump all of your dry ingredients (citric acid, corn starch, Epsom salts and baking soda) into a big bowl and stir together with your whisk.
Combine wet ingredients.
Place all of your wet ingredients (water, essential oil, almond oil and food coloring) into a cup and stir until well mixed.
Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir them. (The mixture should begin to clump together.)
Pack mixture into molds.
Grab your plastic mold and pack the mixture into the first half of the mold.
Pack it as tightly as you can!
Then, do the same with the second half.
Add some extra mixture on top of the second half and squeeze the molds together to create your sphere. Press firmly!
Tip: If the mixture isn’t packing well, place the ingredients back in the bowl and add a tiny amount of water. Be careful, though – too much water will ruin your bath bomb!