Gift-giving from the heart is always welcomed, IMHO. Back in August, I hosted a baby shower for my daughter, Laura, and one of her requests was for me to make bath bombs as baby shower favors for our guests. I have to admit I was a little apprehensive but as I queried the web, it seemed easy-peasy. Well, that much is true but after three attempts at failed bath bombs, I am happy to say this recipe makes those failed attempts joyous. These little gems make lovely hostess gifts or for that someone who’s difficult to buy for.
you will need
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid (available at pharmacy shops or health food shops)
1/2 cup Epsom salts
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 1/2 tablespoons almond oil
3/4 tablespoon water
12 to 15 drops essential oil (such as lavender, orange, rose, eucalyptus, lemongrass, ylang ylang)
a few drops of water-soluble dye (if you want to have colored bath bombs)
Whisk the first four ingredients to remove any lumps. Mix oil, water, and oil in a small dish. Slowly add wet ingredients to dry. Mix until combined. It should feel like wet sand. Fill molds by packing down then let sit overnight.
the culinary chase’s note:
One of the methods said to let sit for one hour before removing from the mold. When I did this, it crumbled. 🙁 Letting it sit overnight did the trick. Enjoy!