Baths are meant to be relaxing. This is a kind of pampering treat to your body. A lot of people think that they don’t have time to take a nice relaxing bath. I highly recommend you to spend 20 minutes at least once a week to soak yourself in a peaceful bath. It leaves you with a calm soul with a refreshing feel. I am kind of a person who is always lazy, especially at bath time. These bath bombs fill me and my son with lots of excitement every weekend driving us to bath with joy. When you put it in your bathtub, there's a beautiful glittery explosion of color that spreads quickly across your bathtub, which just looks so pretty and we just stare at them.
My son Shaurya just gets lost in his own world with a warm touch of the bubbling water with the bath bombs searching for his own toy in it. Toy!!!!? I know you will be surprised. Scroll down to know for his surprise. Don't worry if do not have a bathtub in your bathroom, your kids can still enjoy them dropping in a bucket or tub of water.
- 1 Cup baking soda
- ½ Cup Epsom salt (Fruit salt –Eno)
- ½ Cup corn starch
- ½ Cup citric acid
- Large bowl
- 2.5 tablespoons coconut oil (or any other veggie oil)
- Vitamin oil (optional)
- About 1 tablespoon water
- About 2 teaspoons essential oil (for scent)
- 4-6 drops of food coloring
- Mold with a desired shape
- Biodegradable glitter or dried flower petals (optional)
1. First, mix the dry ingredients (baking soda, Epsom salt, corn starch, and citric acid) together in a large bowl. Use the whisk to make sure the mixture is clump-free.
2. Now mix up the wet ingredients (oil, water, essential oil, and food coloring). Now you need to add a flavorful essential oil or go with something classics, like eucalyptus or lavender mix. You can also use a simple vanilla extract which is my all time favorite.
3. If you want the bath bombs to be colorful. Drop 4-6 drops of food coloring. You can also use different colors to make different pigments. Add the colors to mixture separately in different bowls and place them in the mold accordingly.
4. Slowly and gently add the liquid to the dry mixture. Add a teaspoon at a time. Whisk it slowly and make sure no lumps are remaining.
5. Stuff this mixture into your silicone, steel or plastic molds. Don’t let the mixture dry out completely which does not help the bath bombs to hold tight. When you are planning for a big batch, make sure you have more
molds so that the mixture does not dry out. Press the mixture down firmly into your molds of choice.
You can also use a silicon impression mold tray which has more slots. I use this star wars (Cartoon Series) impression mold which make my kid happy. If you do not have any, you can still use the easter hollow eggs if you have.
6. For the safer side, let the bath bombs dry for the whole day and then pop them from the molds or trays.
7. Throw one into the tub and enjoy the explosive bath. You can add Glitters, rose petals or paint to the bath bomb top which makes you more delighted and if you are preparing them for kids, drop a surprise toy in the bomb while preparing it, which leaves out a toy after the explosion. I paint
them usually with washable paints. Make sure you use the Biodegradable ones because it is not good for the marine living.
Why the explosion happens?
Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is a key ingredient in this bathtub explosion. When the high pH powder reacts with a low pH acid, it produces carbon dioxide bubbles.
You can buy the molds mentioned above in the below link
Enjoy trying these at home for yourself and the kids. Let me know your experiences and comments.
***All the pictures depicted above
are from the links mentioned and some are taken from Google images***
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