When my kids were little it seemed we were always doing 'arts and crafts.' Oddly enough, now that they are old enough to actually be helpful, it seems we've done less and less. Liv had made some bath bombs at a little church activity and since her's broke on her bike ride home, she was determined to make them again.
I did some quick research and once I realized how easy they were, I was on board!
Here's what you'll need to get started. Epsom salt, coconut oil, cornstarch, citric acid (found mine at Sprout's), baking soda, food coloring & essential oils. For the molds, I used these ones from Amazon and they worked really well.
First mix your dry ingredients, then gradually add your wet. I went slow here in case I didn't need all the wetness. Then add your food coloring. My kids picked green. The mixture will appear crumbly, so check it while you're stirring to see if you can begin to mold it. Once it is sticking with a little bit of pressure, you've reached a good consistency.
We pressed ours tightly to make sure they would hold. Let the mix stay in the molds for about 5 minutes, then remove and let dry for 24 hours...this is the painful part!
Homemade Bath Bombs
1 C baking Soda
1/2 C cornstarch
1/2 C epsom salt
1/2 C citric acid (this is what makes it fizz)
8-9 tsp coconut oil
2-3 tsp water
2 tsp essential oil
Pretty sure this a craft we'll make again! If you try it, be sure to tag me (@sonny_daily) so I can see your results.
Hi, I'm Amy. When I'm not scouring the valley for the perfect new house, you can usually find me in the kitchen with a gaggle of kids. Chips, salsa and a Diet Coke are usually in hand.