This is a basic bath bomb recipe that I tweaked so it will definitely add some therapeutic qualities to your bath. Bathing is a necessity if you want to be in a sense beautiful. So why not kill two birds with one stone and moisturize while you bathe?
Step 1: Gather Your Tools
First you need to gather what tools you will be using to help you in making the bath bombs.
Step 2: Gather Ingredients
You will need various dry and wet ingredients for making the bath bombs.
1 cup baking soda
3/4 cup citric acid
1/4 cup bath sea salt (finely ground)
1/2 cup Cornstarch
1/3 cup powdered milk
1 Teaspoon Cocoa Butter
1 Teaspoon Shea Butter
1 Tablespoon Sweet Almond oil
1 Tablespoon Grape seed oil
Essential oil of your choice to strength preference (I used 1 tsp of Rose Geranium)
Mixture of witch hazel and floral water in a fine mist spray bottle
Step 3: Adding the Dry Ingredients
Add all dry ingredients to the bowl and mix thoroughly. Mix thoroughly so when you add the wet ingredients it doesn't set off the reaction or if it does it will be slight. Set aside.
Step 4: Add the Wet Ingredients
Add all the ingredients listed in the wet ingredients category except for the which hazel and floral waters to the microwave save container. When you add the cocoa and shea butter they will appear to be solids. Place the container into the microwave and put it on for 1 minute at a time until thoroughly liquefied. Let cool for a bit so it is not going to burn you. Slowly drizzle a little of the wet mixture into the dry mixture in the bowl then mix and continue until all the wet mixture is incorporated into the dry, now you have a bath bomb mix. Make sure the mixture is wet enough so you can mold it and it will stay together but not wet and sticky. Damp but not drenched. If you need more moisture spray the witch hazel and floral water mixture into the bath bomb mix and mix together till it is the right consistency.
Step 5: Press Into Molds
Time to start molding your bath bombs. Add some mix to each cavity and pack well. The more densely you pack them the less likely they will break apart. Once you have them in the mold carefully turn the mold over and put it on the cookie sheet. You may need to tap it slightly to release the newly molded bath bombs. Lightly spray with the witch hazel and floral water mixture so it will stay together better. Set the cookie sheet with the bath bombs somewhere to dry for about 4-5 hours or overnight.
Step 6: Finshed Bath Bombs
After your bath bombs are done drying you can now enjoy them in your bath.
I presented mine in a nice little gift wrap and passed them out to my friends.
I took three colors: pink, red, and green and stacked them on each other, bunched it at the top and then tied it with a hemp string. I was aiming to make it look like a flower since my bath bombs are rose scented.