There are many variations of bath bombs out there. These are just a few that I have tried and actually had a successful outcome because those of us who have made these little round concoctions before know how hard it actually is to get them to all round and nice.
I have tried several different molds too and my best bombs have come from the stainless steel molds and the silicone molds. For me, the clear plastic Christmas ornament molds were an epic fail!
O.G. Bath Bombs
8 oz Baking Soda
4 oz Citric Acid
4 oz Corn Starch (powder)
4 oz fine-grained Epsom Salt
3/4 tsp water
25 drops essential oil of your choice
Small muffin tins, paper liners for the muffin tins, spoon and stainless steel mixing bowl.
Combine all dry ingredients in large mixing bowl and thoroughly mix with a spoon. Combine wet ingredients in measuring cup and mix well. Pour wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and stir.
Add paper liners to the muffin tins and pre-treat the liners with coconut or avocado spray. Spoon the mixture into the muffin tins, press and pack tightly.
Allow the bath bombs to dry in the paper liners for several days.
Store in and airtight container.
Oatmeal Bath Bombs
¼ cup Baking Soda
¼ cup Oatmeal (ground fine in spice grinder)
2 TBS Citric Acid
2 TBS Cornstarch
1-2 TBS Water
10 drops essential oil (any single or combo that makes you happy… we like lavender and orange)
In a bowl combine baking soda, oatmeal, citric acid and cornstarch. Add in your carrier oil and essential oil(s). Mix until combined and when press together the mixture holds its shape.
If the mix is too crumbly add a small amount of water, 1 TBS at a time. Press firmly into mold and allow to dry for 24 hours (total). Remove from mold after 12 hours and allow to dry for the remaining 12 hours.
To use break one bath bomb up under running bath water and relax!
Basic Bomb with a HACK!
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup Epsom salts
1 tsp. water
Up to 15 drops essential oil of your choice
3 tsp. oil (olive oil)
food coloring (*optional* any color you want, find one that will not stain your tub and skin)
bath bomb mold
Place the dry ingredients in a bowl and then mix them all evenly with the whisk. In a separate container, mix the liquid ingredients together. Note that in this step, the essential oils and colors are added. This is an important step!
Lavender bath bombs for relaxation and sleep, perhaps tinted purple. Ylang Ylang and bergamot for a sensual bath bomb, perhaps even add some rose. Tint this one pink. Just some thoughts.
Slowly add the liquid mixture to the dry mix, one small spoon at a time.
When well mixed, you simply pack this mixture into a bath bomb mold and pack tightly, then let it dry. Work quickly so as not to let the bath bomb mixture dry out.