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Homemade Bath Bombs

bath-womenSince I love all things fizzy, bath bombs are my personal favorite beauty treat. Drop one in your bath for a delightful sparkling treat. It’s like pink champagne for the body!

Basic Batli Bomb

1          cup citric acid

2          cups baking soda

3          tablespoons kaolin clay

3 tablespoons sweet almond oil Witch hazel

10-20 drops body friendly essential oil Herbs

Place the dry ingredients in a glass bowl and work with gloved hands until there are no lumps. Add the sweet almond oil and the essential oil of choice to the mixture. Blend with a whisk. Test the consistency with your hands. The mixture should hold together when squeezed. If it feels crumbly, spritz in some witch hazel to bind.

For molded shapes: Firmly pack mixture into the mold of choice. Set aside for ten minutes. Gently tap on the back of the mold to release the bomb from the form.

For round bombs: Use stainless steel, round molds. Make sure the mixture’s consistency is on the damp side. Pack each side then press the molds together very firmly. Remove the top mold leaving the ball in the bottom mold. Set aside for ten minutes. Then set bomb-side do™ in your hand and gently tap on the mold to release. You may have to wiggle them to keep the bomb from separating. Allow them to sit for 48 hours before packaging.

Makes approximately 6-8 molded bombs or 4 round bombs.

Miss Havisliam’s Rose Petal Bomb

Dried rose petals are crushed into these forgotten beauties. You may even feel a little bittersweet when bath time is over.

1          cup citric acid

2          cups baking soda

3          tablespoons kaolin clay

3 tablespoons sweet almond oil

20 drops rose essential oil

Witch hazel to bind

2 tablespoons crushed, dried rose petals

Place the dry ingredients, except rose petals, in a glass bowl and work with gloved hands until there are no lumps. Add the sweet almond oil and the rose essential oil to mixture and blend with a whisk. Test the consistency with your hands. The mixture should hold together when squeezed. If it feels crumbly, spritz in some witch hazel to bind. Sprinkle crushed rose petals in the bottom of the mold and pack in the mixture in firmly. Set aside for ten minutes then tap lightly on the back of the mold to remove. Some of the petals may fall off in the drying process, but that’s okay.

For round bombs: Use stainless steel, round molds. Make sure the mixture’s consistency is on the damp side. Pack each side, then press molds together very firmly. Remove the top mold leaving the ball in bottom mold. Set aside for ten minutes. Then set bomb-side down in your hand and gently tap on the mold to release. You may have to wiggle them to keep the bomb from separating. Allow them to sit for 48 hours before packaging.

*The secret to using rose petals is to be sure to crush up the dried petals with a mortar and pestle as much as you can before you add them to the mixture. If you have too many chunks, your bomb could crumble. I like to use a rose shaped mold for these. Pretty!

Makes approximately 6-8 molded bombs or 4 round bombs.

Christmas Morning Holiday Bomb

You don’t have to wait until Christmas morning to enjoy these glorious bath bombs. Come December, this recipe is my favorite bath time staple, and makes incredible gifts!

1          cup citric acid

2          cups baking soda

3          tablespoons kaolin clay

3 tablespoons sweet almond oil 10 drops cinnamon leaf essential oil 5 drops orange essential oil 5 drops gardenia essential oil Witch hazel to bind

 

Place the dry ingredients in a glass bowl and work with gloved hands until there are no lumps. Add the sweet almond oil and the essential oils to mixture, and blend with a whisk. Test the consistency with your hands. The mixture should hold together when squeezed. If it feels crumbly, spritz in some witch hazel to bind. Pack the mixture firmly into a mold. Set aside for ten minutes then tap lightly on the back of the mold to remove the bomb.

 

For round bombs: Use stainless steel, round molds. Make sure the mixture’s consistency is on the damp side. Pack each side, then press the molds together very firmly. Remove the top mold leaving the ball in the bottom mold. Set aside for ten minutes. Then set bomb-side do™ in your hand and gently tap on the mold to release. You may have to wiggle them to keep the bomb from separating. Allow them to sit for 48 hours before packaging.