I like nothing more than relaxing in a hot bath on a cold winters night. Add a relaxing bath bomb and I will be in there for a long time.
These bath bombs include epsom salts to relax those tired muscles, and coconut oil to help moisturise. They are simple to make and easy to customise once you have made your first batch.
The Craft Hut Box comes with everything you need to make between 4-6 bath bombs. It all depends on how tightly you pack the ingredients in to your moulds.
Ok, let's get started. You will need:
1 cup baking sodea
1/2 cup cornflour
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup epsom salts
2 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
12-15 drops scent
Splash of water
Bath bomb mould
From the kitchen:
Microwave safe jug
Medium sized bowl
Spray bottle if you have one
In a medium bowl, sieve in the baking soda and cornflour so there are no lumps. Then stir in the citric acid and epsom salts.
In a microwave safe jug, melt the coconut oil. Let it cool for around 30 seconds if it is hot, then stir in your chosen fragrance, making sure it is well mixed.
Add the oil to the dry ingredients very slowly. (This is very important; otherwise you will activate the citric acid which is used to create the fizzing affect.) Either using a spray bottle, or just flicking water with your fingers, add a small amount of water to help the mix combine. Mix until the ingredients look like wet sand and will just hold its shape when squeezed together.
Fill each side of the mould to slightly overflowing with your mix and squish them together. Then gently tap the sides of your mould to release the bath bomb. Remove the bath bomb and allow to air dry undisturbed. Then wrap your bath bomb so that moisture doesn't activate the fizz.
You can add powdered colour to your bathbombs, but don't be tempted to add liquid food colouring. The extra liquid will change your finished product, and possibly stain the bath (and skin).
If you are making these for a child, maybe hide a small toy on the inside? Just make sure the salts won't corrode the object.
Make sure you allow your bath bombs top dry for 24 hours before using them.
You can find the complete craft project in our store. Box includes everything you need to create 4-6 bath bombs and decorate them as gifts.