My daughter and I went to the mall. (Not so crazy that we went there – however crazy it may be that my teen daughter stayed with me….ah, the power of the credit card). She made me go into the Lush store while we were there. So if you have not been to a Lush store, they sell bath bombs. Which are essentially home made bath salts. They were ridiculously overpriced at $6-12 per one time use bomb. I felt fairly certain that I had seen these little gems on Pinterest and they could be made for significantly less money.
I usually pin things on Pinterest and don’t really actually attempt the projects. Some of the time I don’t attempt because I don’t want the mess or even because I can’t find all the stuff that it calls for. But this particular one seemed pretty simple. The most difficult thing on this list to located was the citric acid (which we found is actually available at Whole Foods – it is a food additive). And the funny story that ensued when I told the pharmacist at Target that we were looking for the acid so we could make bombs – perhaps I should have said BATH bombs. Otherwise, I had everything we needed was easy to find or was already in my kitchen cabinets. YAY!
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- 3/4 cup Corn Starch
- 1/4 cup Epsom Salt
- 1 cup Citric Acid
- 10 drops Food Coloring – you can also use Beet Juice for pink color like I did or Carrot Juice for yellowish
- a few drops of Essential Oil of your choice (we used lemon and vanilla)
- 2t Water
Directions: Mix the Baking Soda, Corn Starch, Epsom Salt and Citric Acid in a bowl with a whisk. Mix the water, food coloring and essential oil in a small jar/bowl. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients mixing using the whisk the whole time. When the mix is slightly wet it should mold into balls in your hand. Make sure you dry completely.
The project was short, simple and easy. I am excited to give a couple of our bombs to a friend who has been going through a difficult time.