Bath Bombs have become one of our favorite things to DIY at home – and I’m almost certain our kids love them just as much if not more.
If someone would have told me that the *secret* to getting kids to take a bath was making bath bombs, I would have gone into the bath bomb business years ago …
When I make bath bombs, it’s almost as if our children have radar — they absolutely LOVE watching me make them, and they love to stare at them off and on for the next 12 hours while they dry.
Once they are wrapped, they squeal with delight and ask me 1,004,495 times if they can have a bath. They have been known to have as many as 4 baths in ONE day just because they love to sit in the bath and watch them fizz.
As much fun as they are to make and use, they are tricky to DIY – too much liquid and they will fizz out of the molds. It’s important to remember that the recipe below includes very little water – do not be tempted to use more 😉
The mixture should be slightly damp. It might take several tries – but believe me, once you have them down, they too will be one of your favorite items to DIY and gift.
Once your bath bombs are done – completely dry and out of the mold, ensure that you wrap them in cello bags and twist tie. I wouldn’t recommend storing them in the bathroom – keep them up high in a dry cabinet until they are going to be used.
Moisture can quickly crumble them and you don’t want that to happen.
I use Cello Bags that are 4×6 in size that fit perfectly around the large bath bombs – you can find smaller bags that are 3×5 if you opt to use the smaller bath bomb molds.
Himalayan Salt Bath Bombs
These Pink Himalayan Salt Bath Bombs are so easy to DIY, and great to give as gifts! This recipe yields 4 large bath bombs.
- 1 C. Baking Soda
- 1/2 C. Arrowroot Flour, Organic Cornstarch OR… Tapioca Starch
- [1/2 C. Pink Himalayan Salt
- 1/2 C. non-GMO Citric Acid
- 2 1/2 Tbsp Sweet Almond Oil (or fractionated coconut oil)
- 2 tsp water
- 20-25 drops of your favorite Essential Oil (we used Lavender)
- Bath Bomb Molds
- For wrapping, 100 ct cellophane bags
- In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
- In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients very slowly.
- Mix with your hands until combined. The mixture may not seem overly wet and that’s fine – you want it to be a very slightly damp feel like sand. It should hold together when you squeeze it.
- Fill each half of the mold – pack in tightly then overflow each end. Push the halves together firmly, and remove excess powder that squeezed out of the circumference of the mold edge.
- Let the mold sit with both top and bottom for several minutes. Remove half of the mold and allow to dry with the other half on 6-8 hours. Hold the uncovered side face down in your palm and lightly tap on the back of the metal mold with a spoon to remove. Let dry an additional hour and then store by wrapping tightly.
- Keep away from moisture, and do not store in the bathroom.
How did yours turn out? If you happen to snap a pic, tag us on Instagram at @RebootedMom and let us see a pic of your creation!
If you love these bath bombs, check out these Stress Away Bath Bombs or, 12 Homemade Gifts you can give with Essential Oils.
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