Bath Bombs Recipe
This is a fabulous fizzy bath bombs recipe to make your own scented, skin-softening delights. Experiment with essential oils to make your calming, invigorating, soothing or enlightening bath experience.
8 tablespoons baking soda
4 tablespoons citric acid (also called "sour salt" in the kosher food section of your grocery store)
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon Epsom salts
1 tablespoon fine sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoons water (or witch hazel or rose water)
1/4 teaspoon borax (an emulsifier)
1-2 teaspoons dried herbs
25-40 drops essential oils
Flour sifter - recommended for a smooth mixture but not absolutely required
Spherical mold - try a craft store or wherever you buy your essential oils. In a pinch, you can use a muffin tin.
1. Measure dry ingredients (except Epsom salts and borax) into a sifter. Sift into a bowl and mix well.
2. Mix in Epsom salts and herbs.
3. Add wet ingredients: oil, water, essential oils to a jar. Add the borax and mix (to emulsify the oil and water).
4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix with your fingers. The mixture will slightly fizz where the water hits. The texture should end up like a thick pastry and will just start to hold together when squeezed.
5. Press the mixture into the mold halves (or muffin tins). Press in well. If using molds, press the two halves together hard, without twisting.
6. Let the bombs set for a couple minutes, then gently tap the molds on a table, and shake the bombs onto a plastic sheet or waxed paper.
7. Let the bombs dry and harden for a few days.
8. Once dry, store in an airtight container (to keep in the essential oils!)
Drop one into a warm bath for a pick-me-up anytime!