Bath Bomb Recipes are so easy and inexpensive to make and the customization possibilities are endless! After creating my own Sugar Scrub the other day, I decided that I wanted to experiment with other DIY Spa Recipes. I have a few more in mind, but today I want to show you how to create your very own Homemade Bath Bombs with my simple bath bomb recipe!
You know, the fizzy, yummy smelling bath bombs! Yup, I am going to show you how to make those today.
Today, I am going to show you how to make Pear Bath Bombs but you can easily use this recipe to make as many different bath bomb recipes modified to your own preference.
Ingredients and Directions for Bath Bomb Recipes
Bath Bomb Ingredients: (affiliate links included for your convenience, this blog makes a small commision at no additional cost to you)
- 1 c cornstarch
- 1 c baking soda
- ¼ c Epsom salt
- 1 c citric acid
- pear essential or any fragrance oil
- green food coloring
- water in a spray bottle
- soap mold
Bath Bomb Directions:
- Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and mix
- Add fragrance or essential oil until the desired scent is achieved and mix
- Add several drops of food coloring
- Spray mixture with water and stir until barely moist (*be careful not to add too much water as it will take all the fizz out of the bomb, so use barely as much as you need so that you can pretty these together)
- Press firmly into a soap mold
- Let dry several hours or overnight
Bath Bomb recipes are really fun to make and use (who doesn't love a fizzy bath!?) and make great gifts for mom's, neighbors, girlfriends, birthdays or anyone who loves to bathe! I've made them in all sorts of scents like Citrus and Apricot.
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I have always wanted to try to make these! I would love for you to share it at <a href="http://www.lovebakesgoodcakes.com/2013/05/all-my-bloggy-friends-47.html" rel="nofollow">All My Bloggy Friends</a> this week! I hope to see you there! Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
These look so fun! Thanks for the tutorial!
I absolutely love this idea...so fun! This would be perfect to link up to my Create It Thursday post: <a href="http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/05/create-it-thursday-3-plus-features.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/05/create-it-thursday-3-plus-features.html</a>
The Happy Creations
Great tutorial,perfect for gift, thanks for sharing.
Love the mint green color! Thanks for sharing at Pin it Thursday! Pinned! 🙂
I found you on Pinterest after searching for bath bombs. I'm getting all the ingredients tomorrow and can't wait to get them made. I love pear scent and the green you used will be really pretty for holiday gifts.
Oh I am so glad you found me! Enjoy making these! They are so much fun!
These would make such a great gift and they look so fun to make! I am pinning this so I don't forget!
Pinning this for later. Sounds heavenly!
Cute! I might have to give these a try for christmas presents!
Kyla — HouseOfHipsters.com
Oh this would make for a nice relaxing evening! Totally making these! Thanks for sharing! Also wanted to let you know about a new linky party starting this Saturday at 8pm called “Found & Foraged” Can’t wait to party with you at http://www.houseofhipsters.com
I followed the recipe exactly, but was NOT successful. What a mess! The "batter" foamed up and spilled over the mold...and kept expanding. Even as I write this it continues to expand over the molds, over the cookie sheet they're sitting on, and onto my kitchen floor. I'm disappointed. This was a waste of time, money, and supplies. Any ideas what went wrong and how to fix it?
Oh I am so sorry to hear you had trouble. My guess is that too much water was used. Because of the nature of the ingredients, they will fizz and foam when placed in a bath tub. So if too much water is used I imagine it would foam up prematurely. I am so sorry that it didn't work out though. 🙁 If you try it again, I would suggest adding water very slowly with the spray water bottle as I suggest above. You want the mixture to barely stick together but not get too wet. Good luck.
Where is the best place to find the molds?
You can find them at any craft store!
How many will this make?
It depends on how big your mold is. I got about 6 from this recipe with the molds I used, but it can vary on mold size, shape and how tightly you pack them!
How long do these last for? I want to make them as party favors for my daughters bday party, and want to know how far in advance I can make them.
Oh quite a while. You can easily make them a couple weeks in advance. Depending on how they are kept though and the humidity, they may dry out a bit or crumble a bit but they will still work! They just might dry out a little bit.