Who else loves bath bombs as much as we do? This is perfect to set the scene for your bath time with wine, chocolate and a movie or book!

Try making them at home! This recipe makes 4:

 

Materials

1 1/2 cups bicarbonate of soda

1/2 cup citric acid powder (use fine grade, available from chemists or pool supply shops)

Sifter/ sieve

Potpourri or herbal teabags such as chamomile, lemon, rosehip or peppermint

An essential oil such as peppermint, lavender, geranium

Sweet almond oil (from chemists)

Food colouring

Rubber gloves

Moulds from craft shops


Method

1. To make the base mix: sift/ sieve the bicarb soda and citric acid powder into a large dry mixing bowl

2. To make one bath bomb, transfer 1/2 cup of the base mix into a medium bowl and stir in the contents of a herbal teabag or other dry ingredient such as potpourri. Set aside.

3. In a small bowl, combine 6 drops of essential oil of your choice, 1/2 teaspoon of sweet almond oil and 8 to 12 drops of food colouring - or until your desired colour is reached.

Pour this mixture into the bowl containing the 1/2 cup of base mix and stir quickly with a teaspoon so things don't start fizzing!

4. Wearing rubber gloves, continue to combine the ingredients with your fingertips until it starts to clump together when compressed in your hand. It's essential you do this with your fingertips, not a spoon, so the liquid is distributed evenly. The mix is now ready to go into a mould.

5. Wipe a little sweet almond oil inside the mould.

Fill the mould firmly with the mixture

Make the other bath bombs with the remaining mixture, working with 1/2 cup at a time.

Leave the bath bombs in their moulds to set for at least 24 hours (36 hours is even better)

After they have set, turn each mould over and bang it firmly once on a flat surface, then gently ease out the bath bombs

 

 

Recipe from Kidspot

 

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