I used to love bath bombs when I was younger (still do) and now my 3 year-old loves them just as much. She gets a kick out of seeing them fizz in the bath water. These bath bombs were easy to make and they smell SO good. I used vanilla fragrance oil and before I put the mixture into my mini muffin pan, I added some chamomile flowers to the bottom of the pan for a pretty and rustic look.
You can find the citric acid at Bramble Berry, along with essential oils. You might also be able to find these items at Whole Foods. The mixture made 9 bath bombs but it will just depend on the kind of mold you use. These would be really great for gifts and they’re cheap to make. Enjoy!
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid
- 1 tsp. essential oil
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- spray bottle with water
- a mold for your bath bombs (The options are endless…mini muffin pan, small dixie cups, plastic Easter eggs, cookie cutters, etc)
Mix baking soda and citric acid in large mixing bowl and whisk. Mix well. Add essential oil and olive oil. Mix until well combined. Add a few mists of water from the spray bottle. Continue spraying until the mixture will clump in your hand. It will depend on your climate. I needed about 15 sprays of water.
Fill your molds with the mixture and pack tight. After forming your mixture, set onto wax paper to dry, at least a day. Throw one or two in your bath and fizz the day away.