If you’re looking for a new project to sink your teeth into, consider making bath bombs. While a good book, soothing playlist, or plethora of bubbles can be the perfect addition to a hot bath, a bath bomb is also an excellent option. Bath bombs often range from five to fifteen dollars each, but you don't have to spend a ton of your hard-earned cash on this indulgence to enjoy it to the fullest extent. With this basic DIY project, you will have a colorful, scented bath bomb in no time — and you’ll be that much closer to actually indulging in your relaxing bath time routine.
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup Epsom salt
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 3/4 teaspoon water
- 2 teaspoon rose essential oil
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- A few drops of food coloring
- Round plastic molds
- With the exception of the citric acid, mix the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- Pour all of the liquid ingredients in a jar with a top. Close the jar and shake it vigorously.
- Pour the liquid mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients and use your hands to combine and meld together. At this point, add the citric acid. You'll probably notice a slight fizzing reaction because of the citric acid. No need to panic, as this is totally normal.
- Mash the mixture into your chosen molds very tightly. You may slightly overfill the molds and use a spoon or glass to press the mixture in as tightly as possible. Immediately loosen the bombs from their molds onto wax paper and let them dry overnight.
- Give the bath bombs a day or two to completely dry before using them.
- Pop one in the bathtub, enjoy the burst of colors and fizz, and inhale the released aromas.
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