Friday, 29 April 2016

Homemade Bath Bombs

Last weekend my son and I attempted to make Bath Bombs. I don't think Lush has anything to worry about, however, it was quite a fun thing to do on a rainy afternoon and pretty straight forward.


To make around 6 decent sized bath bombs you will need:

* A few drop of your favourite Essential Oil. We chose Lavender as that's all I could find on the High Street which meant our house has smelt of Grannies bloomers since Sunday.

* A few drops of food colouring of your choice. We used green, yellow and blue, basically what we had at home.

* 300g of Bicarbonate of Soda

* 100g of Citric Acid. It sounds scary putting 'acid' in something that's going to go in the bath with your precious child but its OK. Its apparently made from citrus fruits and is used in, among other things, wine making. I bought mine from Tesco although the lady on the counter did ask why I needed 4 boxes of it... If you were worried or couldn't get the acid there is a recipe online using Cream of Tartar instead but I have not tried this.

* Water in a mist spray

* A mould. We used a silicone mould that I bought for making cupcakes and have used once. You can  buy special moulds to make round ones (like Lush) but the silicone mould was fine for us. We weren't aiming for a professional finish as you will see.


* In a bowl mix together the Bicarbonate of Soda and Citric Acid.

* Slowly add a few drops of your chosen essential oil and combine.

* This stage is the tricky bit. You need to use the water spray to slowly add water until the mixture just holds together. We added slightly too much to the blue and yellow ones and they started fizzing before we had even got the mixture out of the bowl. But once it dried we just crumbled it into the bath anyway. As long as you are not trying to sell them it doesn't really matter what it looks like!

* Once the mixture has come together, press into your mould and leave to set (about 45 mins).

* Voila! Home made bath bombs.

(The March Hare takes no responsibility for any possible allergic reactions)

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