loading
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.

DRY:

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


WET:

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. 
were do you find citric acid
<p>I found citric acid in the housewares dept. @ WalMart, where the canning &amp; pickling supplies are located</p>
Also, if there are any homebrewing/winemaking stores in your area they typically have citric acid at great prices.
This is where we got ours on eBay. Free shipping.<br><br>http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&amp;item=250406484683&amp;ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_1517wt_909<br><br>Happy Hunting.
<p>I made these today with my friend! We used lavender oil and just doubled up the cocoa butter instead of shea (we had everything else, just no shea butter). They turned out SO nice! Our skin was really soft and smelled great. Thank you!</p>
<p>I love how you used essential oils! if there was even a chance that I could try and make this, I would totally use Lavender. It would be calming and relaxing </p>
This is awesome, well done! I'm totally gonna try this with my sister :)
That's pretty cool! :)
you can even find it at grocery stores :) it will prob be with baking things
There are several websites you can find this. I think I purchased mine from, http://www.soapcrafters.com/taxonomy/term/34 not sure as it has been a couple years since I bought the stuff, but it seemed familiar to me. Also crafting stores that sell soap supplies may carry citric acid as well.

About This Instructable

109,564views

272favorites

License:

Bio: If I have project plan, I try to make my idea a reality. Some projects don't work out as expected but I try to ... More »
More by Crystalline_Chaos:How to make; Eerie Halloween Tree Decoration Making your own messenger style school bag Kushi dango with Mitarashi sauce 
Add instructable to: