Recipes

Handmade Bath Bombs

May 16, 2014

bath, bombs, fizzies, epsom salts, homemade, handmade, essential oils,

After the end of a long day I love taking a long hot soak in the tub; I don’t know what it is about sitting in a pool of hot water but it’s amazing! You know what makes a hot soak even better? Bath bombs, otherwise known as bath fizzies. They fill the bathroom with a lovely scent and the water is infused with oils and epsom salts. When you get out of the tub your skin feels soft and it glistens. You can run down to the store and buy yourself a bag or box or whatever it is that they come in, but bath bombs are best when you make them at home; you can choose whatever you want to put them in terms of the essential oils and and the base oil…and you can make them in pretty colors to match a theme or your favorite color and you can even make them in a wide range of shapes!

bath, bombs, fizzies, epsom salts, homemade, handmade, essential oils,

So let’s get started!

You will need:

  • mold for bath bombs
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup epsom salts
  • 1/4 tsp water (you might need a little more, but add very slowly)
  • 2 tsp essential oils make sure it’s safe to use on skin
  • 1.5 to 2 tsp like rosehip, jojoba etc
  • 2 drops of food coloring (don’t use more because you don’t want it to stain the tub)

Last ingredient to mix in:

Mix the first 6 ingredients until the food coloring is mixed thoroughly, this will let you know that all the ingredients are mixed evenly. Once you get the first 6 ingredients mixed together add your citric acid (you don’t want to add this while you’re adding the liquid ingredients or it will ruin the fizziness). Make sure the citric acid is mixed in well and grab a small handful and squeeze, if it holds together you’re ready to go; it will be slightly crumbly but it should hold after a squeeze. You don’t want your mixture too wet or they won’t set properly. For your molds you can use Easter eggs, plastic fillable Christmas ornaments or silicone pans which are my favorite because it’s so easy to get them out.

bath, bombs, fizzies, epsom salts, homemade, handmade, essential oils,

bath, bombs, fizzies, epsom salts, homemade, handmade, essential oils,

Start filling your molds and firmly pack it. Let the mixture sit for 24 hours in which time they will be dry and firm. If they haven’t set in that amount of time there was probably too much liquid used or it was humid when they were made, so just give it another shot…but they’re still good just not quite as amazing! When your bath bombs are dry put them into an airtight deal like a hermetic jar to keep them from getting soft and swelling.

bath, bombs, fizzies, epsom salts, homemade, handmade, essential oils,

Now you’re ready to take a hot soak or having a party with enviable party favors of handmade bath bombs!

Well my dears Saturday is almost hear and I am so excited; I love the weekend, I get to see my hubby! I hope you have a great weekend!

siggy 4

may days giveaway button

Links within this post have affiliate links in them, blog owner may be subject to compensation when users purchase or sign up through them. For a full disclosure please see here.

Information given by woodsofbelltrees.com is their personal opinion only and should not be construed as professional advice, users should consult with a professional before using or performing any method laid out.

You Might Also Like

43 Comments

  • Reply Carmody May 16, 2014 at 6:07 am

    These are so pretty Heather! I love how they look in the jar.

  • Reply Simple Nature Decors May 16, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Heather I love these bath bombs.. I love making natural body stuff… I actually did a post months ago on natural sea salts for the bath.. I take a bath every night no matter how late it is and I’m going to make these.. you should sell them :))
    Hugs
    Maria:

    • Reply Heather May 19, 2014 at 2:36 am

      Ahhh I love a good soak! Thank you Maria!

  • Reply Dona May 16, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Ding! Pinned! What a great gift idea. I have a daughter who loves this kind of stuff! Thanks!

    • Reply Heather May 19, 2014 at 12:07 am

      Oh I hope she will like these! Thanks Dona!

  • Reply Kelly @ Leafy Not Beefy May 16, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Oh, those are so beautiful! This would make great gift ideas – thanks! :)

  • Reply Thistle May 16, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    I never even thought of making my own and it looks so easy! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Happy day to you friend!
    karianne

  • Reply Starla J May 16, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Oh so cute! I’m pinning!

  • Reply Grandmother May 17, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Thought of this post when the mother on The Middle went to put bath salts in and the whole container fell in the tub. I need some of these this winter!

    • Reply Heather May 19, 2014 at 2:39 am

      Hahaha, yeah I remember that episode! Most def!

  • Reply Carrie Groneman May 17, 2014 at 11:43 am

    I LOVE this idea! You are so creative and this is so awesome I want to give it a try. Pinned! Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

    • Reply Heather May 19, 2014 at 2:39 am

      You would love them! Thank you Carrie!

  • Reply Cris May 19, 2014 at 1:52 am

    What a great idea! They look so cute :)

  • Reply Jess May 19, 2014 at 11:15 am

    I’ve always wanted to make these for gifts, this sounds super easy!

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

    • Reply Heather May 21, 2014 at 1:17 am

      They are so easy and fun to use! Thanks Jess!

  • Reply Erlene May 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    How fun. I haven’t take a soak for such a long time. It would be nice to just sit and relax. Thanks for sharing your recipe on Merry Monday.

    • Reply Heather May 21, 2014 at 1:16 am

      Um yes a nice relaxing soak would be nice! I take like 5 minute soaks! LOL Thanks Erlene!

  • Reply Jennifer @ Brave New Home May 19, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    LOVE bath bombs! I treat myself to a few each years (they’re about $7 a pop from my favorite place) but should really give making some a try. Thanks for the recipe/tips!

    • Reply Heather May 21, 2014 at 1:14 am

      Ooooh I think I know which place you’re talking about! :D Let me know how you like them! Thanks Jennifer!

  • Reply Marti May 20, 2014 at 10:58 am

    So pretty and easy to make Whoaw!! I love baths, these would make great gifts during the Holidays. I love baths too
    Marti

    • Reply Heather May 21, 2014 at 1:14 am

      I need to send my mom some for her very late Mother’s Day gift! Thanks dear!

  • Reply kendra May 20, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    these are great- a few weeks ago I purchased some of the oils that mimic the bath & body works warm sugar vanilla scent so I can make bath salts. I am still waiting on the salts that I purchased to use to arrive and i’m getting antsy! :) I bought the bombs at lush because I love to go in and smell them all but this seems easy enough that I may have to try my hand at them at some point.

    • Reply Heather May 21, 2014 at 1:11 am

      Oh I know that feeling! That is my fave BBW scent! Mmmmm I still want to at least say I’ve tried Lush but these are so simple and affordable! Thank you Kendra!

  • Reply Bobbi May 21, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Where did you get your mold? I used shaped ice cube trays when I made mine. But, I love these roses!

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Heather May 21, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      That’s a great idea! I never thought of that! I got it on Amazon. Thanks Bobbi!

  • Reply Joanna Pabel-G May 22, 2014 at 4:16 am

    I love it and pined it
    Thanks for shering

  • Reply Jenna @ A Savory Feast May 22, 2014 at 11:54 am

    I need to make these! I love relaxing in a bath after a long day. Thanks for sharing with Hump Day Happenings.

    • Reply Heather May 22, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      Oh they would be so nice for you! Thank you Jenna!

  • Reply Theresa @DearCreatives May 22, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Makes me wish I had a big tub to soak in ;)

    • Reply Heather May 24, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      Yes like a Japanese soaking tub…my dream house would have one! :D Thanks girl!

  • Reply Treana B May 23, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Hi Heather!
    I am a new co-host of the Merry Monday linky party on pinventures & you are my featured pick! YAY! I’ll be linking back to ya and using one of your picks in the post. Your bath bombs will also be on our pinterest featured board. Congrats!
    -Treana

    • Reply Heather May 24, 2014 at 1:30 pm

      Awww thank you Treana! I am so excited!

  • Reply Nancherrow May 23, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Great idea-and perfect for gift giving! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

  • Reply My Favorite Things #LinkUp Party Week 15 Join Us! — Dear Creatives May 24, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    […] Handmade Bath Bombs – Woods of Bell Trees […]

  • Reply Merry Monday Link Party: New Co-Host! | house of bennetts May 25, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    […] Heather’s Handmade Bath Bombs! […]

  • Leave a Reply