Tuesday, 18 October 2016

DIY Glitter Bath Bombs


For as long as I can remember I've always looked at things I liked or things that impressed me, and immediately had to find out how I could do it myself.  D.I.Y (the crafty kind, not the household construction kind) has been instilled in me since I was young and it's something I've definitely carried on into adulthood.  So of course, I planned on making a trip to Lush this week for some cute bath bomb therapy and couldn't help wondering if bath bombs were something I could create myself. 

This would be an amazing homemade gift idea and there really is no end to the colours and shapes you could create! I used whatever moulds I could find whilst I was out shopping for ingredients but if you want round bath bombs you can get a mould {here}.

You will need:

Dry Ingredients:
Epsom Salts 1/2 CUP
Citric Acid 1/2 CUP {You can find this at the wine making/home brewing section of your local supermarket}
Baking Soda 1 CUP
Cornflour or Corn Starch 1/2 CUP
Glitter (optional)

Wet Ingredients:
Avocado Oil {You can use almond oil but I chose Avocado a it's high in Vitamin E and good for the skin} 2.5 TABLESP.
Essential Oils of your choice 2 TEASP.
Food Colouring
Water 3/4 TABLSP.

Utensils:
Mixing Bowls & Spoons
Measuring Cups
Moulds of your choice

Step 1

Measure out the wet and dry ingredients separately into two bowls and mix. Separate your liquid mixture into smaller bowls if you plan on making different colours and add your food colouring. 

TIP: I used less food colouring for a pastel effect, if you want brighter colours definitely add a generous amount of colouring.

Step 2

Add the wet mixture to the dry slowly.  If you mix the dry and wet ingredients too quickly it will make your bath bombs rough and uneven so make sure everything is mixed together well.

Step 3

Fill your chosen moulds with your mixture! Be sure to pack the mixture in layers (press firmly with the back of a spoon) You can layer different colours to give a rainbow effect and add glitter if you wish. 

Step 4

Leave your bath bombs for at least 24 hours but longer if you can - the longer you leave them the less crumbly they will be.

TIP: If you are using a silicone mould (avoid it if you can) leave the bath bombs in the mould whilst you leave them to set.  If
they are in metal moulds you should be able to take them out of the moulds (tap gently) and lay them on some baking paper before allowing them to harden.


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  1. That bath bomb looks so pretty. Thanks for the how-to! I'll have to do this during a self-care day. :]

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