Lemon Bath Bombs
With all the craziness of bath bombs right now, I decided to give it a go and attempt to make my own. I looked all over Pinterest at the ingredients in lots of different bath bombs and by adding and taking away certain ingredients from recipes here is the recipe I created. These little bath bombs smell just like lemon bundt cakes.
On my next batch I will add a bit more Lemon Essential Oil (EO) to my next batch as it didn’t smell as strongly as I wanted in my bath but this is the only thing I will change when I make them again. Also depending on the EO used will determine the amount of drops needed. If you make Peppermint bath bombs you will not need as many drops because the oil scent is much stronger.
- 1 Cup Baking Soda
- 1/2 Cup Epsom Salt
- 1/2 Cup Cornstarch
- 1/2 Cup Cream of Tartar or 1 Large Bottle
- 2 Tablespoons Sweet Almond Oil
- 30 – 40 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil or EO of your choice
- Food Coloring
- Confetti Sprinkles
- Spray Bottle filled with water
- Vintage Jello Mold or Mold of your choice
In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients, baking soda, epsom salt, cornstarch, cream of tartar until there are no lumps. You can sift the ingredients into the bowl first to prevent lumps to make this step a bit easier.
Add sweet almond oil and essential oil to powder mixture in bowl, stir well. Next add food coloring and again stir well. If the mixture does not stay solid when squeezed into shape spray mist some water into the bowl, stir and continue until when shaped, the mixture does not crumble. The amount of water needed will be determined by your climate. NOTE: Make sure you don’t spray mist too much water at a time or the baking soda will start to fizz. I did not have any issue when misting the ingredients in the bowl and did no more than 3 mists of water at a time.
Once the mixture retains it’s shape it is now time to place the mixture into your mold. I love the shape of vintage jello molds so grabbed one I had on hand to use.
I placed some Wilton Sprinkles into the mold first as shown. Then I just spooned in the mixture, packing the mixture as I filled the mold. Once the mold was filled I gave it a few more presses with the spoon to make sure it was tightly packed then leveled the mixture in the mold.
I covered a cookie sheet with parchment paper, turned the mold over and gently squeezed the sides until the bath bomb came free. Now all you have to do is patiently let the bath bombs air dry for 24 hours. Relaxation is just a day away.
I do plan on making more of these bath bombs as they made for a wonderful bath. When I got out of the tub my skin was so soft. BUT take caution when getting into and out of the bath tub because these bath bombs do make the tub slippery. Nothing worse than a relaxing bath and to then be topped of with a trip to the ER.
Now I’m going to give a try and make some Cupcake Bath Bombs. I’ll let you know how it goes.