One of our family’s very favorite traditions is our children’s own gift exchange! Each year my kiddos pick a gift to make their siblings. It’s great because it encourages me to spend one-on-one time with each kid, and they are always so proud of themselves. Watching their faces as they open each others’ gifts is my favorite!
This year, was a hit but I thought I would share the recipe for our bath bombs, in case anyone was interested!
Tools & Materials
- 8 oz baking soda
- 4 oz Epsom salt
- 4 oz corn starch
- 4 oz citric acid
- Large bowl
- 2.5 tablespoons veggie oil
- About 1 tablespoon water
- About 2 teaspoons essential oil (for scent)
- 4-6 drops of food coloring
- Small jar or bowl
- 12-18 silicone molds
- Mix the dry ingredients (baking soda, Epsom salt, corn starch, and citric acid) together in a large bowl. Use the whisk to get out any clumps.
- Now mix up the wet ingredients (oil, water, essential oil, and food coloring). Using about two teaspoons total of essential oil or perfume, add your scent! Then add about 4-6 drops of food coloring for color.
- Slowly add the liquid to the dry mixture. Really slowly. Like a teaspoon at a time. Whisk as you go, and slow down if things start to look fizzy. You should end up with a mixture that just barely clumps together, like damp sand.
- Mash it into your silicone molds, ASAP. You don’t want the mix to dry out while it’s still in the bowl, which is why you should make sure you have enough molds to make a dozen or more bombs at once. Press the mixture down firmly into your silicone molds of choice.
- Let the bath bombs dry! Experts recommend a day, but if you are feeling as impatient as we were, you can take it out early and it should be fine!
- Rub a dub dub, enjoy your fizzy tub!!!