Have you ever wondered how to create your own DIY bath bombs? I love using bath bombs but they can get expensive. Did you know they’re surprisingly so easy and fun to make? Perfect as a girl’s night activity and you can definitely customize the scents and colors to your liking! Ready to see how you can easily create your own? Read on for the how-to!
Supplies needed to make your own DIY bath bombs:
- Life of the Party Bath Bomb Kit
- Epsom Salt (optional)
- Sweet Almond Oil (optional)
- Fragrance Oil or Essential Oil
- Mixing Containers
- Measuring Cup
- Measuring Spoons
- Wax/ Parchment Paper
- Cellophane & Bag Ties (optional)
Mix the dry ingredients. The bath bomb kit came with its own instructions, but I wanted to up it up a notch and customize it to my liking so I added a cup of epsom salt to the dry ingredients. Mix well and ensure there are no lumps.
Mix the wet ingredients except for the food coloring. I used about 6 tablespoons of sweet almond oil, 2 tablespoons of water, 40 drops of essential oil (or 30 drops of essential oil and 10 drops of a complementing fragrance oil).
Divide the wet ingredients to how many colors you want to create. I wanted some red and some blue ones so I divided mine into two. Add about 10 or so drops of the food coloring with the wet ingredients.
Divide your dry ingredients into how many colors you have created. Carefully and slowly mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and you will see and hear fizzing whenever you add the wet ingredients in and that is normal.
Once they are completely mixed together, test if they are packable – they should form and hold together when you clench the mixture in your hands. If it’s too dry, add a bit more water (or food coloring) to the mix. Pack and pat into the mold (plastic and metal molds work best). Since I only like using half a bath bomb, I opted to create half ones. If you would like them whole, press two overfilled molds together to create a ball-shaped bath bomb and rub away the excess mixture at the seams.
Pop them out of the molds and leave them overnight to dry. I put mine on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper and left it to dry overnight in an undisturbed area.
Once dry, pack them in little baggies – you don’t want them exposed for a long time as the smell and potency of the fizzies go away. I like putting them in loot bags or cellophane-wrapped if they are being given as gifts, or in a covered glass jar in the bathroom if I’ll be using them for myself.
For this size, I used 9 x 9 cellophane squares and a twist tie to secure them.
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Aki is an avid DIY-er, crafter and designer. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas. She has a passion for designing printed material as well, from free cards, wallpapers and party items. Follow her crafty adventures over at mintedstrawberry.blogspot.ca where she shares DIY tutorials and free printables.