Friday 14 February 2020

Make Your Own - Bath Bombs

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I do love a good bath - I know it's not eco-friendly but it's the way I relax and ease those sore achy muscles, joints and bones. To conserve water I limit my baths to twice a week, the other days it's a quick wash with a good old fashioned flannel!

Below I introduce you to some bath bombs I've been making. Home made items can save on plastic, although you do get caught out when the ingredients you use to make your own comes in, well plastic. I am learning as I go and will give some tips below.

How to Make Home Made Fizzing Bath Bombs

This recipe is great fun, super easy and kids can have a go too. I make my bath bombs using silicone moulds originally bought for making cake pops, but the shape is perfect for making half disc shapes so I've re-purposed the moulds for my home making adventure.


Baking Soda (bicarb) 8oz
Citric Acid 4oz
Corn Starch 4oz
Bath Salts 4oz

Mix dry ingredients together in a glass bowl. SLOWLY add about 3/4 tablespoon water, 2 tsp essential oil, 2.5 tablespoons oil plus 1 or 2 drops of food colouring. Whisk as you slowly add the liquid to prevent fizzing.

Once the mix clumps together in your hands you can then add them to your moulds. If I use half the mix above I have enough to make 15 half dome shapes. You can of course make half batches and give them different colours and smells.

Home Made Fizzing Bath Bombs

Tips on where to buy ingredients:

For the bath salts I used Dead Sea Salts from a company called Wessex Trader. Their product comes in non plastic packaging and the pouch itself is noted as compostable which is an added bonus. 

The citric acid I bought in a jar from Amazon which I thought was glass with a screw top lid. On arrival I realised this was plastic not glass, however with a screw top I can re-use and re-purpose the packaging after. The sea salt seller above does do bicarb of soda and citric acid in compostable bags so I will consider those in the future. 

For the oil, I love the lemon olive oil I bought from LIDL. Comes in a glass bottle and smells devine. Was originally bought for cooking but I have been known to steal some to put in my bath, either a little dribbled in with dead sea salts (occasionally with left over lemon or lime skins) or incorporated into the bath bombs above.

Lemon Olive Oil for Drizzling

Corn starch can be purchased in boxes from your local supermarket.

I also make toilet fizz bombs using 1 + 1/3 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup citric acid, 1 tsp water and some essential oils which is another thing you can try 💜.

The fizz bombs harden as they dry - you can leave for several hours before removing from the moulds and place in a storage jar. If you find the mix too crumbly just add a little more water. Enjoy!

Pop by my Home Made Section for some more ideas..