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How To Make Your Own Bath Bombs
You Will Need
  • 1 c. baking soda
  • 1/2 c. cornstarch
  • 1/2 c. citric acid
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. sweet almond oil
  • 1/8 c. distilled water
  • 6 drops of the essential oil of your choice
  • A spray bottle filled with witch hazel
  • Molds, muffin tins, or ice-cube trays
  • Tissue paper
  • 1/8 c. sodium lauryl sulfoacetate
  • Dried flower petals
  • Zest of a citrus fruit
  • Food coloring
  • Colored plastic wrap
  • Ribbon
step 1Mix the ingredients
Mix together the baking soda and the cornstarch in one bowl, and the citric acid, almond oil, and distilled water in another. Find citric acid, also known as sour salt, in natural-food stores, craft shops, and some supermarkets.
tip If you want your bath bombs to foam, add 1/8 cup of sodium lauryl sulfoacetate to the dry mixture once you’ve combined the other dry ingredients. Order it on the internet.
step 2Prepare the molds
Lightly grease the molds with sweet almond oil. If you donít have multipurpose craft molds, you can use muffin tins, ice-cube trays, plastic Easter eggs that snap apart, or even Christmas ornament packages instead.
step 3 Combine wet and dry
Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing them them with your hands. If the mixture is too dry to stick together, mist it with a little witch hazel, which you can find at drug stores.
tip Dried flower petals, the zest of lemons or other citrus fruits, or food coloring can be added to the mix.
step 4 Press into molds
Press the mixture into molds, let them sit for a few hours, remove, and let them dry for a week.
step 5Wrap it up
If youíre giving the bath bombs as gifts, cover them with colored plastic wrap and tie with ribbon. Otherwise, cover them with tissue paper and store in a cool, dry place.
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