How do you make bath time more fun and enjoyable? Toss a bath bomb into your bath and voila! The water is now giving off vibrant colors and smelling great.
Bath bombs were invented in 1989 by Mo Constantine, one of Lush’s co founders and ever since, the use of bath bombs has skyrocketed. People use them to treat their skins with essential oils while having a splendid bath experience filled with wonderful fragrances and vibrant color.
Bath bombs sell for about $8 each at Lush, so if you’re ready to start saving money and getting creative, it’s time to make some bath bombs!
- 1 Cup of Baking Soda
- ¼ Cup of Citric Acid
- ¼ Cup of Cornstarch
- ¼ Cup of Epsom Salts
- 1 tbs of Water
- 2 tsp of Essential Oil
- 3 tsp of Almond Oil or other light oil
- Few Drops of Food Coloring
- Small Glass Jar
- Mixing Bowl
- Surprise to Put Inside the Bath Bomb
- Round Dome Molds
Combine all of your dry ingredients in the mixing bowl and mix them together with a whisk
Combine all of your wet ingredients in the glass jar and stir
Slowly mix your wet ingredients into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients
Pack the mixture tightly into one half of the mold. Then, do the same for the other half and press both molds together. Add an extra ingredient in the middle (sweetheart) for a sweet surprise!
Place the molds inside the refrigerator for 1 minute and then carefully remove the bath bomb from the mold
Place it on a plate and let it dry for 1 day.
If the mixture isn’t staying together well after placed in the mold, this could mean that the mixture is a little bit too dry.
Just put a little bit of water on it and try again. Make sure you don’t add too much water!
What’s the science behind it? When you drop your bath bomb into water, this sets off a chemical reaction between the citric acid and the bicarbonate of the baking soda. During the reaction, carbon dioxide bubbles are made, which causes the fizzing.