DIY Bath Bombs Make A Great, Inexpensive Gift For Mothers Day!

DIY Bath Bombs
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If you need an inexpensive and homemade gift idea for Mother’s Day, we have a great suggestion for you! You can create DIY bath bombs for your mom. These are fairly simple to create, and they make a nice present for a mom who deserves a bit of pampering.

DIY Bath Bombs Supplies:

  • 1/2 cup of Baking Soda
  • 1/4 cup of Citric Acid
  • 1/4 cup of Cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup of Epsom Salt
  • 3 teaspoons of Castor Oil (or any vegetable oil)
  • 1 teaspoon of Essential Oil
  • Food Coloring
  • 1 tablespoon of Water  (this amount can vary slightly depending on the humidity level where you live)
  • A bowl
  • A whisk
  • A spray bottle
  • Soap molds, Easter eggs, clear fill-able ornaments, etc.
  • A tray
  • A towel

DIY Bath Bombs Directions:

Mix your dry ingredients together in a bowl (baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, and Epsom salt). In your spray bottle, combine the castor oil, essential oil, food coloring, and water. Give your spray bottle a gentle shake until the liquid ingredients are combined. Then, begin to spray the wet ingredients into the dry mixture. Immediately, begin to whisk the wet and dry ingredients together. Do not over-saturate the dry ingredients or the mixture will begin to react and fizz. Continue to gradually spritz and whisk the ingredients together. Once the mixture is the consistency of damp sand (if you squeeze it in your hand it clumps up and doesn’t crumble), you are ready to mold your homemade bath bombs. Gently pack the mixture in your mold. After the mixture is packed into the mold, gently turn it over and place it on a towel that has been placed over your tray. Allow each bath bomb to dry for approximately 24 hours. Then, store them in a sealed container. The DIY bath bombs do lose some of their fizz after a while, so try to give them out soon after you make them.

Please note that the use of castor oil or vegetable oil can make bathtubs a bit slippery. If you are concerned about this, you can omit the oil from the recipe.