Do you love the bath bombs? I do too! But dang, they are expensive! Save the money and make them yourself. I recently fell in love with Fragrant Jewels, a company that makes bath bombs which include gorgeous rings, so after you take your luxurious bath, you have a new piece of jewelry. I don’t know about you, but I think this is an amazing business idea.
After thinking about the Fragrant Jewel rings, I realized there are all sorts of fun objects that can be put into a bath bombs. Shells. Jewelry. Gems. I started my crafting obsession with soaps and bath bombs. I came across CEO of Brambleberry, Anne-Marie Faiola website “Soap Queen” and briefly sold soap through another shop idea I had called “The Paper Crane Soap Company”. Looking back, the first item I ever sold on etsy was actually a trio of soaps. If you are looking to start your own etsy business, soap is an excellent place to start. With the amazing success of the handmade retail store LUSH, one can easily see this a great market.
In terms of presents & favors, my friends and family have always raved about the bath bombs I make. With this bath bomb recipe, you can probably make about 4-6 bath bombs. 🙂 Perfect amount for your besties or bridesmaids.
Do you like the foiled tags from the video? They are available through Amazon Prime. If you have your event soon, you can get the tags to your door in 2-days. Most of the ingredients for this are easy to find at local stores. Citric acid is a little hard to find. I usually buy mine from Brambleberry. I have also been able to find these at hobby home brewing stores in town, they use it in the fermentation process. But if you need them as fast as you need the foiled tags, I have also seen this good citric acid product available on Amazon Prime.
Another component of this recipe is that I actually use food coloring instead of a classic “LaBomb color”. There are official bath bomb colors you can purchase from Brambleberry, which are great and work good. However, I have found if you are in a bind, food coloring works just as good. Plus, I love the color it leaves. When I put these baths bombs in water, they gave the water a tropical ocean blue color to it. (Sigghhhh. Makes me want to take a bath now!) They don’t dye the tub either. Just drain the tub and it’s good as new.
So there you have it! Let your friends know they are the bomb! See the ingredients, video, and written description below. Thank you for reading my blog! ❤
1 cup citric acid
2 cups baking soda
Witch Hazel (available in the aisles of Walmart, just be sure to fill it in an empty spray bottle. You are going to want to spray it a bit, and then check the consistency, and then spray it again.)
Silicone Mold (I prefer silicone because it really is a perfect copy. I’ve made some very intricate bath bomb designs, and when you use a silicone mold you can get an exact precision to the mold, so I highly recommend silicone molds when doing your bath bombs).
Shells (Any sort of fun item that won’t be damaged from a bath bomb and water is great to embed into your bath bombs. Who doesn’t love a surprise?)
- Place 1 cup citric acid into a bowl. Mix and sift until you can get all the clumps out.
- Mix 2 cups of the baking soda with citric acid. Sift and mix with hands again to get all the clumps out.
- Mix the citric acid and baking soda until well incorporated.
- Put in some drops of the food coloring.
- Put in some drops of essential oils.
- Mix until oils and food coloring are well incorporated. Keep mixing the bath bomb mix until the food colorant starts to come through and change the whole color of the mix.
- Fill an empty spray bottle with witch hazel. Spray mix with witch hazels. In between sprays, mix and squeeze the bath bomb mix until you get a solid consistency to place into the molds.
- Once your bath bomb mix has reached a clumpy consistency, pack them into your silicone molds.
- Let dry for 48 hours.
- Package up and give to your besties!
Thank you for reading my post! Please comment if you have any questions! I monitor my blog frequently and would love to help you make your bath bombs. 🙂