Today I decided to try my hand at making bath bombs. What are bath bombs? They are a perfect way to add fizz, scent and moisture to your bath.
The basic recipe for a bath bomb is 2 parts baking soda to 1 part citric acid powder. You take this dry part and mix it with your liquids of your choice, mold and ta-dah you have a bath bomb. You must be careful to mix your liquids a little at a time, too much you may have a mini-explosion; too little you’ll end up with dry, cracked molds.
I started with my baking soda, citric acid and epsom salt. I was raised that a relaxing bath requires epsom salt. For my liquid I decided to test with olive oil, since I had that handy.
Then I slowly added my liquids. I added and mixed, added and mixed. I did this until it had a wet sand consistency.
Then I put this into an ice cube tray and waited.
I have to say I am pleased with the result. While they are not that pretty, they fizz and provide a super moisturizing bath or foot soak.
Since I made this batch I created new and improved bath square. I decided to use the smaller squares because my husband asked for something he could add to his foot soak. 1 square is perfect for a relaxing foot soak and 2 for a luxurious bath. My new and improved squares contain epsom salt, bentonite clay, coconut oil and sweet almond oil.
I decided to use bentonite clay in my bath squares because the clay draws out toxins from the skin. In my humble opinion, taking a relaxing bath, should involve the removal of toxins. Trust me, your skin will thank you!!
Check them out on my etsy page, only $3.00 for a set of 4. Use code CAWEB for a 20% discount.