Learn how to make bath bombs the easy way with this foolproof recipe!
1 cupBaking Soda
1/2 cupEpsom Salt
3tbsp.Coconut Oil,melted (may also use Fractionated Coconut Oil)
20-30dropsFragrance or Essential Oil(more or less depending on intensity)
2 tbsp.Water or Witch Hazel,in spray bottle
1/2tsp. eachRed, Yellow, and Blue Cosmetic Mica Powder
In a large bowl, mix together the baking soda, salt, citric acid, and cornstarch and stir until thoroughly combined.
Divide the mixture into three smaller bowls, and add mica colorant to each bowl. Mix well.
Melt the coconut oil if necessary. Evenly divide the coconut oil between the three bowls and add fragrance or essential oil of choice to each bowl. Slowly and carefully combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Be careful not to add too much liquid at once or the citric acid reaction will start to bubble and fizz!
Squeeze the bath bomb mixture in your hand to test if it will stick together. If not, spray the mixture with 1-2 spritzes of water or witch hazel, mix well, and test again. Repeat until you reach the desired consistency. You want the mixture to hold together when compressed and compacted, but DO NOT GET THE MIXTURE TOO WET!
Fill the mold with layers of the bath bomb mixture, pressing down to ensure that it is completely filled. Fill the other half of the mold, and press both filled halves tightly together.
Allow the bath bombs to dry for at least 6 hours before unmolding. I recommend drying for an additional 24 hours after unmolding before handling, decorating, and gift packaging (if time allows).