DIY Bath Bombs with Nurture Soap
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Anyone else who enjoys unwinding in a warm bath filled with effervescent bath bombs? It's an experience quite like enhancing the ambiance with a glass of wine, a few lit candles, and your preferred book or music.
To elevate the experience, add one of these handmade bath bombs to your bathwater. The effervescent bubbles, aromatic essential oils, and nourishing minerals provide a delightful sensory indulgence.
Making your bath bombs can be a fun and creative DIY gift. Bath bombs are made of a combination of dry ingredients, wet ingredients, and optional scents and colors. Here's a basic recipe to get you started:
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup Epsom salt
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons carrier oil (coconut oil or almond oil)
- 2 teaspoons water
- 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil (e.g., lavender, eucalyptus, citrus)
- Nurture Soap "Mica powder" for color (a few drops)
- Witch hazel in a spray bottle (to help with binding)
- Mixing bowls
- Bath bomb molds (you can also use molds or even your hands to shape them)
- A whisk or spoon for mixing
- Prepare Your Workstation: Make sure your workspace is clean and dry. If you are using strong coloring agents, wear a gloves, as they can stain your hands.
- Mix Dry Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, combine the baking soda, citric acid, Epsom salt, cornstarch, and any optional herbs or flower petals. To thoroughly mix the dry ingredients, use a whisk or spoon
- Make sure there are no lumps.
- Mix Wet Ingredients: In a separate small bowl, mix the carrier oil (coconut oil or almond oil), water, and essential oil. I recommend Nurture Soap's Bulgarian Lavender essential oil. Add a few drops of mica powder from Nurture Soap to this mixture if you want to color your bath bombs.
- Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Slowly mix the wet and dry mixture. Use a spray bottle to lightly spritz the dry mixture with witch hazel as you mix. It will help bind the ingredients together. The mixture should hold its shape when squeezed but not be too wet.
- Pack the Molds: Fill each half of your bath bomb mold with the mixture, slightly overfilling each side. Press the halves together firmly and hold for a few seconds. Gently tap the mold to release the bath bomb, or carefully remove it from the mold if using silicone or other molds.
- Let Them Dry: Place the bath bombs on a tray or plate and let them dry for at least 24 hours. And make sure they are in a cool, dry place away from moisture.
- Enjoy: Once the bath bombs are completely dry, your DIY bath bombs are ready to use! Drop one into a warm bath, watch it fizz and release its fragrance and moisturizing ingredients.
Feel free to experiment with different scents, colors, and shapes to create your own custom bath bombs. You can also add other skin-loving ingredients like oatmeal, shea butter, or honey to added benefits. Have fun and enjoy your luxurious bath time! Visit Nurture Soap website here, to discover more of there products.