DIY Bathbombs

Hey friends,

I’m not sure if I told you before but my boyfriend loooooves to bathe. I actually think he might turn into a merman soon. While I – mostly due to a lack of time – hop into the tub once every six months (at most!), he enjoys his bath several times a week.

He’s also a big fan of bath products that add a pop of colour, smell nice and nourish the skin. Unfortunately, such products are often quite expensive and especially if one bathes as regularly as he does, the cost will soon add up. That’s why I’ve been making bath bombs for him for a few years now: not only is it possible for him to save money, I can also customise each bomb to whatever smell or colour he wants. I can also buy the ingredients in larger quantities and thus produce these bespoke bath bombs again and again.

And besides all that practical stuff, I really enjoy making them! It’s a bit like using a science kit: you get to weigh the different powders, mix them, then gently colour them before finally adding the scents – it’s pretty cool. That’s why every time I see his collection decrease I change the recipe a little, try new ingredients and mixing ratios. Get creative! But I think with this composition I hit the mark. Anyway, Mr. Zebra was really excited and ordered a second batch asap. That sounds like a direct hit!

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Yield: 4 bath bombs

DIY bath bombs

Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Fun to make and a great gift for your loved ones!

Materials

  • 200 g baking soda
  • 100 g epsom salt
  • 100 g citric acid
  • 50 g cornstarch
  • 50 g SLSA
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • food colouring
  • essential oils
  • biodegradable glitter

Tools

  • a bowl
  • spherical molds

Instructions

  1. Put the dry ingredients in a large bowl. ATTENTION: stir in the SLSA really carefully, preferably in a well-ventilated room, because the dust can irritate your respiratory system!
  2. Melt the coconut oil, add to the dry ingredients and mix well until it has a sandy consistency.
  3. Add a few drops of essential oil, colour it to your desired shade and mix in the glitter.
  4. Fill each half of a bath bomb mold, gently pack and overfill each half then press firmly together to create each bath bomb. Give a slight twist and carefully remove the mold. Leave to dry for at least 24 hours and then the bath bombs are ready for use!

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Have you ever made bath bombs yourself? Do you have some more tips & tricks for me? And what are your favourite scents for bathing?

Stay sweet & HAPPY CRAFTING!

xx Kristin

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