I’ve tried so many different methods of DIYing of bath bombs and I must say this DIY method is the best. You can find most of these ingredients at your local superstore like Target or Walmart. It just takes a little bit of time, but these come out looking so nice that they would be perfect gifts! Why spend $6-10 per bath bomb when you can make your own and have plenty to give to friends and family! This is the perfect Easter gift, or just a great gift for any occasion. You can use this recipe to make any shape you like! I choose carrots since Easter is coming and and carrots are cute! Want to learn how to make these! Let’s get started!!……
- Baking Soda
- Citric Acid
- Green Hay
- Witch Hazel
- Natural Oil
- Soap or Food Coloring
- Fragrance Oil
- Craft Paper
- Aluminum Foil
- Masking Tape
- Cosmetic Glitter (Optional)
1.) Preheat oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
2.) Mix together 1 cup of citric acid and 2 cups of baking soda. Optionally, you can add in 2-3 tablespoons of epsom salt. I like having epsom salt in my baths because it relaxes the muscles, but it isn’t necessary for your bath bomb.
3.) Add in the food coloring. I added in 7-10 drops of orange food coloring. Then mix in a tablespoon of natural oil. I used coconut oil, but you can use almond or virgin olive oil as well. This will moisturize your skin while you bath and leave it nice and smooth! Add in your fragrance oil as well at this step.
4.) Roll your craft paper into a cone-like shape and use tape to keep it together. This will be the template to make your carrot shape.
5.) Spray in some witch hazel into your bath bomb and stir it in. Altogether, I put in about ten spritzes of witch hazel. This makes the mixtures easy to work with for molding.
6.) Fill your cone about half-way with the mixture and use a utensil to push in the mixture and make sure that it is packed in. Place your green hay into the cone and fill up the rest of the cone, making sure that the hay is centered and the mixture is packed down tightly to make it look like the carrot stalk.
8.) Wrap your cone in aluminum foil, making sure that the top is completely covered.
9.) Now turn your oven off. This is an important step because you don’t want to bake your bath bombs! Put your wrapped carrots into the warm oven and let it dry out overnight in the residual heat.
10.) Unwrap the carrots and enjoy your adorable bath bombs!
Watch the full tutorial here!