Everyone loves a soak in a hot bath at the end of the day to gently sooth away the stresses of the day. But how about adding a bath bomb and feel the fizz put a smile back on your face as tiny bubbles burst against your skin?
Bath bombs are multi-purpose. They are fun, fizzing away, fragrant to help relax your mood and also moisturise as they melt. You can make them even more fun by making your own, not only for yourself but for your friends too; they make great gifts.
Making things for yourself is rewarding and bath bombs are no exception. They are easy to do and all the ingredients can be found in your local supermarket or chemist. As for specialised equiment you will find everything you need in your kitchen right down to the moulds. You can use anything for these if you don’t want to buy specific ones. Shot glasses make perfect small ones which are better for your first attempt as they are less likely to crumble.
You can make many different and varied bath bombs. For instance, add Almond Oil to make it extra moisturising, or use a muffin mould and make them in the shape of your favourite cupcake with a fancy frosting on top!
A basic bath bomb has four basic ingredients
Each ingredient has its own job. The citirc acid is for fizz, baking soda for exfoliating, essential oils to sooth and for fragrance, and colour to make it look pretty, although this is optional.
Once all the mixture is made up and you have filled your mould, they only have to be left a couple of hours to set before empting out. Leave for a couple of days to harden properly and then they are ready to use. Then you’re ready to have some fun… it’s that simple!