Do the over priced store bought bath bombs make you cringe? Did you know how easy it is to make them from home yourself? Mix things up with this refreshingly simple recipe and incorporate your own favorite scent. Pretty, fragrant, fizzy bath bombs made easily from scratch with nourishing coconut oil.
- ½ cup cornstarch
- 1 cup baking soda
- ½ cup citric acid
- 2 tablespoons Epsom salt
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 5 teaspoons of strong white tea (water can be used as substitute)
- Few drops of the essential oil of your choice, optional
- All natural food coloring, optional
- Airtight container
Mix cornstarch, baking soda, citric acid and Epsom salt together in a large bowl. Use a whisk to work the coconut oil into the dry ingredients. Continue until the mixture becomes sandy with some chunks of oil.
Add the white tea to the dry ingredients 1 teaspoon at a time, making sure to immediately stir with a large wooden spoon after each teaspoon is added. Keep in mind that the mixture will foam up a bit after each teaspoon of liquid added. This is normal and nothing to be concerned about.
Continue stirring until the mixture has the same texture and appearance as sand that is slightly damp. You are ready to proceed to the next step when the mixture is primarily dust but can stick together when you squeeze some between your hands.
When you are ready to continue, simply press the bath bomb mixture into the mold. The mixture must be tightly and firmly packed into the mold. Set the mold in a safe location to dry for at least 4 hours but preferably overnight. After the allotted time has passed, carefully remove the bath bombs from the mold and place in an airtight container until you are ready to use.
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