Below is a simple recipe to get you started:
Moisture Bath Bomb
1/2 cup Citric Acid
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup corn starch
1/4 cup Epson Salts
2 3/4 tablespoon almond oil (if allergic to nuts consider olive oil or grape seed oil)
3/4 tablespoon of water
1/4 teaspoon of Borax
1 1/2 teaspoon lavender essential oil or fragrance oil
Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Thoroughly mix with a wire whisk for about a minute. Because of the dust it produces you may want to cover your nose and mouth with a mask or bandana.
Mix the wetting ingredients in a small bow and mix. Quickly stir in the wetting mix into the large bowl of dry ingredients stirring quickly to eliminate unnecessary fizzing. Stir for at least a minute.
You mix should hold together when pinched between your fingers. It should not stick to your fingers, be doughy or overly wet. Important: if your mix is too wet mix up 2 parts baking soda to one part citric acid and add to mix. If you just add more corn starch or Epsom salts or whatever you lessen the fizz in your bath bomb.
Molding - in order to keep costs minimal and for first timers I suggest you mold these into 1 inch bombs. Fill a tablespoon full of mix and compress, then pop out the mix and mold into a ball. Although they may not be perfectly round, after drying about a half hour you can roll them in your hands and smooth them out. There are endless possibilities for molding such as purchasing molds, old Easter egg shells, silly putty shells, melon molds, etc. However if you wish to purchase molds then get them at or Amazon.com
Colorant - there are options if you wish to color your bath bomb such as food coloring or powdered colors.
The possibilities are endless for making bath bombs. Consider adding Shea butter, cosmetic clay, aloe powder, milk or goat milk powder, etc. Fragrances are endless too! You can watch the video at Complete Skin Care Therapy
Get all your ingredients at Mountain Rose Herbs
OR check out this bath bomb kit!
For a soothing bath bomb recipe to treat dry skin, visit Complete Skin Care Therapy and watch the video.