DO try at home! DIY Bath Bombs!

So I am a huge fan of the cosmetics company LUSH, and I’m obsessed with their bath bombs. However $5-$6 a bathbomb is a bit pricey for my frugal butt so I went on a mission to find a recipe to make my own. After many tweaked batches, I finally worked out the perfect recipe. I hope you’ll try it out, and enjoy!

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What tools you will need:
measuring cups, measuring spoons, at least two containers (one for liquid, one for dry), molds (an old plastic christmas ornament cut in half would be perfect but you can try anything), stirring utensil, a large pan/tray to place the molded bath bombs, empty spray bottle.

Ingredients (dry):
1/2 Cup Citric Acid
1/2 Cup Corn Starch
1 Cup Baking Soda
1/2 cup epsom salts or sea salts

Ingredients (wet):
2 tbsp of carrier oil (almond, canola, vegetable, coconut, olive, etc)
2 tbsp of essential oil/fragrances
Food colouring (optional of course)
Water in a spray bottle

Instructions:
Combine your dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, make sure there are no clumps.

Combine your wet ingredients and mix as well as you can.

Slowly and carefully pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture a tiny bit at a time (You do not want to cause a reaction from the baking soda and citric acid.) Pour a bit, mix, pour a bit, mix, until they are completely combined.

You should have a wet sand like consistency that is very crumbly but when squeezed together, it will hold it’s shape.

If it is too dry, use your spray water bottle to adjust the consistency. You can also take this time to colour it, by adding your colouring to your spray bottle combined with some water.

If it is too wet, you’ll know because it will probably be fizzing and it should NOT be fizzing. If it is fizzing just a little, try adding some more baking soda until it’s properly adjusted.

Now grab your mold and fill it up and press your mixture into your mold as hard as you can, continue until it’s filled.

Take a utensil and gentle tap the outsides of your mold to loosen the mixture and then gently remove it from the mold and place it carefully on the pan. Continue until you no longer have enough mixture to mold.

With the remaining mixture you can put it in a container to sprinkle in your bath whenever you’d like.

Let your bath bombs sit until they have completely hardened, this could take several days but should only take 24-48 hours.

If you want more than one colour, divide your mixture before adding food colouring.

When in doubt, bath it out.

Woah look! I’m still here. I’ve been very preoccupied with my current escapades, as usual. I am one of those people who changes hobbies more than I shower. In the blink of an eye I could go from hardcore knitting queen to a spanish speaking artist to sitting at a desk sewing clothing designs. I always seek to develop new interests, things that make me happy and there is nothing wrong with that! I find as I get older I care less about what people think of me and more about just doing what I love and it turns out that I really love a lot of things. I feel like I have learned and retained so much more since I was 18 than I ever did in School (Probably not but that’s certainly how it seems.)

So anyway, I’ve been really enjoying painting (still) and that’s where my attention has been for the last little while. But I actually wanted to talk about things that make me calm, my happy place. I love sitting in my bedroom (when it’s clean, that’s the best lol) and painting on a nice fresh canvas. The best times are when my husband is laying in bed on his laptop. Even though we’re not talking, his presence is comforting. Then when I finish up for the night, I love to hop into a hot bath with some epsom salts or a bath bomb and wash the paint from my nails. I feel like acrylic paint never completely comes off but somehow I love that. It makes me feel artsy. While I’m bathing I love to close my eyes and meditate. Sometimes I like to day dream and imagine myself and my kids in some beautiful place far from here, with gorgeous mountains and a light breeze, it’s pretty cheesy to be honest but that.. that is my happy place and I try to go there as often as possible to keep myself stress free and happy! What is your happy place?
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