DIY Bath Bombs Using Acrylic Fillable Ornaments
Why pay up to $5.00 each for bath bombs when you can make your own? Bath bombs are fast and easy to make and you can customize the ingredients and scent to get a perfect bath every time!
Things you need: ( Makes approx. 4 round or 6 heart shaped bombs)
4 cups baking soda
2 cups citric acid *
2 cups Epsom salt
2 tbsp olive or other oil
Soap Expressions fragrance oil of your choice
Food coloring (optional)
70mm Clear Plastic Acrylic Fillable Ball Ornament** or 80mm Clear Plastic Acrylic Fillable Heart Ornament**
Large mixing bowl
Empty spray bottle
Things to do:
1. Pour the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix together thoroughly.
2. Add fragrance oil, a few drops at a time, until you are happy with the amount of scent. For a batch this size, a teaspoon or so of skin safe fragrance oil like Soap Expressions is a good choice. You can also use essential oils, as long as they are skin safe.
3. If you are using food coloring, add a few drops to the mixture and blend it in with the spoon. You can use your hands if you prefer.
4. Pour the witch hazel into the spray bottle, and spray it onto the bath bomb mixture. Spray a very small amount at a time—if the mixture starts foaming, you are using too much. Use the spoon or your hands to blend in the with hazel, a few spritzes at a time.
5. Pick up a handful of the mixture and squeeze it in your hands. It is ready to mold when it holds together like a clump of damp sand or snow.
6. Quickly pack some of the mixture into both halves of an acrylic fillable ball ornament or acrylic fillable . Press it in firmly, and squeeze the halves together with firm pressure.
7. Carefully remove the piece from the mold, and place it on a wire rack to dry.
8. Your bath bombs should harden up and dry in about a day or so, depending on how much witch hazel you used, and how humid your home is.
9. To use, simply drop one finished bomb in a tub of water. Relax and enjoy!
Bath bombs make a great gift—you can wrap a single large bomb in colorful tissue, or place a few in an organza gift bag for a thoughtful, handmade present. You can vary the scent and color of your finished bath bombs by using different fragrance oils and colors—just be sure any product you use is skin safe.
*Citric acid can be found in the canning section of some grocery stores, in health food stores, or online. If you can’t find citric acid, you can replace it with a mixture of half cornstarch and half baking soda—your bombs will still work, they just won’t fizz when you drop them in the tub!
**Acrylic fillable ornaments do not usually create perfect balls. Acrylic fillable ornaments usually leave the imprint of the seams once the bomb is finished. If you are striving for the perfect and flawless bath bomb then maybe using candy molds.