Finding time for a relaxing bath can be a feat in its own, and then you get in and realize it’s kind of boring. Here is a recipe for bath bombs that will spice up your bath, moisturize your skin, clear your sinuses and more importantly help fight acne!
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- ½ cup Citric Acid (found at whole foods stores or herbal stores)
- ¼ cup powdered whole milk
- ¼ cup Epsom Salt (or any natural, organic bath salts)
- 1 ¼ teaspoons Almond Oil
- 1-2 drops water soluble coloring (optional since colors are normally not natural)
- ¼ teaspoon Tea Tree Essential Oil
- Witch Hazel
Optional “Frosting” Ingredients
- 3 tablespoons Meringue Powder
- 1 ½ cups Powdered Sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon Cream of Tartar
- 2 drops water soluble coloring (optional)
- 4 tablespoons hot water
- Sugar confetti (optional for decoration)
There are a lot of ingredients but the bath bombs themselves don’t take more than an hour to make if you are working very slowly.
- First set out all your ingredients so that there are easy to access and you know you have everything.
- Add baking soda, citric acid, powdered milk, Epsom salt and almond oil together in a medium mixing bowl.
- Stir in all ingredients to a uniform mixture. This is where you can add colorant if you choose.
- Mix in tea tree oil and continue mixing.
- Fill a small squirt bottle with Witch Hazel and squirt mixture while mixing with your hand. Do not make your mixture into dough. Your mixture is ready when you can squeeze it into a ball and it will not fall apart.
- Once desired consistency is achieved, place cupcake liners in cupcake pans and fill with bath bomb mixture making sure to pack it tightly. You can stop here if you want simple bath bombs.
- If you are planning to use these as gifts or if you just want to treat yourself to a pretty cupcake bath bomb you can create a frosting for your bath bombs. All you need to do is mix Meringue powder, powdered sugar, and cream of tartar in a small mixing bowl.
- Add water slowly while continually mixing. Work quickly since Meringue powder tends to harden fairly fast. Add coloring if you choose and mix in.
- From here all you have to do is fill a small zip lock baggie with frosting then snip a corner of the bag. Frost the cupcake in a circular motion starting from the middle working outward, then back to the center of the cupcake.
- Sprinkle with sugar confetti while the frosting is still soft.
- Let these bath bombs dry over night or until they are completely rock solid. From here you can bag and gift or store for yourself!
These bath bombs will stay for 4 weeks before getting stale and this recipe in particular yields 5 large bath bombs. When used, the whole restroom fills with an amazing aroma that is sure to make your bath time fantastic and relaxing. Note that if color is used in this recipe, it will tint water of the bath and if a lot of color is used it can stain the bath tub. Only a few drops of color is needed for looks in this recipe.