Instead of spending money on expensive bath bombs you can make them yourself in less than 30 minutes.
I just checked the price of the popular LUSH bath bombs and they are $8 each! How fun would it be to make your own for a fraction of the price?
They are great to give as homemade gifts and you can create your favorite scents for each season. This lavender lemon scented recipe is one of my favorites. However, customize the recipe with a your favorite essential oils.
Remember to change the colorant to match your scent.
You will need to spend a little money initially for things like soap colorant, citric acid and molds. However the main ingredients are items you probably already have in your pantry.
The plastic molds are reusable, so once you make the initial investment you won’t have to replace them for a while.
If you use and love essential oils, combine some of your favorite scents to make additional bath bombs.
Lavender Lemon Bath Bombs
- In a large mixing bowl combine your corn starch, baking soda and citric acid and mix well.
- In a small glass bowl, combine your water, a few drops of purple soap colorant and 5 drops of lemon essential oil and 5 drops of lavender essential oil.
- Slowly mix your water (with colorant and oils) into your dry ingredients and mix while pouring.
- Place a 1/2 teaspoon of dried lavender in the bottom of one circle halve and then fill that side up with your bath bomb mixture.
- Then fill up your second halve with your bath bomb mixture
- Press your 2 circle halves together.
- Let the molds set overnight.
- Place bath bomb in a warm/hot water bath and relax with the fizzing scent of lavender lemon.
My girls absolutely love these! In fact, until we remodeled our bathroom this summer, we didn’t have a bath tub in our home.
Can we discuss for a minute how a house with four bathrooms does not have a tub?!?! Also let’s talk about the fact that I didn’t notice this until after we moved in?? Not to get totally off subject, but one of our homes did not have a door on the bathroom. When you were in the bedroom you got a view directly to the glass shower. Also, did not notice until after we owned the home. Maybe I need to pay more attention to bathrooms before buying houses in the future?
My girls packed the bath fizzies when we stayed in hotels so they could use them in the tub.
Now that they have a bathtub they’ve been quickly using up all the bath accessories they’ve been given as gifts over the past several years.
Remember, if you have a jacuzzi tub (many new homes have them in their master bathroom) do not use fizzy bath bombs with the jets. They can clog and cause an expensive repair.