It's time to quench your skin-rejuvenating thirst with these DIY bath bombs! Give yourself a treat and follow these simple steps.
How To Make DIY Bath Bombs
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Bath bombs are a great pleasure after a long day of the hustle and bustle, but a lot of bath bombs out there tend to be more on the pricey side making it not so easy on the wallet. But don’t worry! If you love bath bombs but don’t love the prices they are sold at, then DIY some for yourself right at home with this detailed guide on making your own bath bombs!
In this DIY Bath Bomb Guide you will find:
- Overview of Procedure
- Making a Basic Bath Bomb Mix
- Molding Your Bath Bombs
- How To Get The Right Consistency
- How To Get Consistency and Color In Your Bathbomb
- Finishing Up Your Bath Bombs
- DIY Bath Bombs Tips & Tricks
To make the perfect bath bombs, you gotta know what it’s made of! Here’s an outline of the basic recipe:
- 2 Parts Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)
- 1 Part Citric Acid (Lemons, Oranges, Limes)
- A Small Amount of Water
With just this basic recipe, you can make bath bombs so structurally sound that you’re gonna have to use a mallet to break them down!
First watch this, then follow the DETAILED steps below:
Overview of the Procedure
Now that you know what makes up the perfect bath bombs, you now gotta know how to make them! But before we get to the nitty-gritty of the whole thing here’s a brief rundown of the procedure:
- Mix the Dry Ingredients
- Spray a bit of Water until it Starts to Clump Together
- Press the mixture into your Moulds, and Demould your Bath Bombs
- Leave it to dry on a surface for 1-2 Days
Making a Basic Bath Bomb Mix
By this step you should have all the necessary materials and basic knowledge on what you’re gonna do to make your bath bombs. With that all done and over with, let’s get to mixing!
Here’s how you Mix it:
- Mix 2 parts of sodium bicarbonate and 1 part citric acid in your bowl until you think they’re combined. Start with about 200g of sodium and 100g of citric acid. It’s a good idea to mix in a little excess and set it aside in a separate container as it can be really useful if you add in too much water/oil in the later steps.
- Now start adding in the water by lightly spraying tiny amounts at a time, and of course mixing the whole time. Mix it until you see it starting to clump together as you stir it.
- Don’t add water too fast! Just keep doing the repeated process of stirring and spraying.
- Make sure to squash any tiny lumps of water or oil against the edges of your bowl to make sure the mix stays consistent.
How to get the Right Consistency
Getting that right bit of consistency into your bath bombs can be very tricky. There are so many factors (from the fragrances you used and even the weather) that could affect why you’re not getting the consistency right.
Getting the consistency right is one thing, but knowing if the consistency is right can be subject to different interpretations. Here is a guideline that should help you get an idea if you got it right or not:
- Dough or Play-Doh like that sticks to your fingers or on the mold
- It’s Wet or Overly Damp
- If you Hear Loud Hissing or Crackling Sound
- Hard, Crumbly or Pebbly texture to it
- Slips through your fingers like sand
- When it Clumps together, then Crumbles apart
Molding Your Bath Bombs
Mould is one of those “it's easy when you know how” kind of deal. To get you through your first bath bomb molding here’s a few things you should keep in mind:
- Spoon the mixture into one-half of the mold and ‘cut' into it with the edge of the spoon before taking another spoonful in.
- Fill the mold with more than a half full, set it aside and repeat with the other half of the mold.
- Carefully push the two halves together and squeeze firmly.
- Now, remove the top half of the mold, place a sheet of cellophane on your palm and turn the un-moulded half onto your palm. You should be able to remove the other half of the mold easily after that.
- Place the completed bath bomb gently on a clean dry surface.
Adding Some Color and Texture to your Bath Bombs
Mixing a bath bomb isn’t just about its main ingredients! Adding some color and texture to your bath bombs gives it a more personal flavor or touch customizing it even further to suit your tastes.
That being said bath bombs can come in all sorts of colors and fragrances! The following are some options you could use in your bath bomb mixes to add some color to it.
Everybody loves bath bombs. They make bath time more relaxing, exciting and fun. But, let's be real, you can't spend $6 everyday for a good soak. So here's something you will love – DIY Bath bombs. Make these oh-so affordable bath bombs and have that replenished vibe everyday!
How did your bath bombs turn out? Let us know in the comments below.
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