Lemon Bath Bombs

Mar 25, 2015

Lemon Bath Bomb

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.

Ingre­di­ents: 

  • 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

Direc­tions:

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.

Lemon Bath Bomb

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.

Lemon Bath Bomb

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.

Lemon Bath Bomb

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.

Lisa

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