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Make Your Own Bath Bombs

There’s nothing quite like a luxurious bath with candles and dim lights that helps you feel relaxed at the end of a busy day. Here is a recipe to make your own bath bombs, guaranteed to give you a little fizz, and an aroma that carries you off to a faraway place.

Start with a few inexpensive ingredients:



The list includes Epsom salt, coconut oil, baking soda, citric acid, food coloring, and an essential oil of your choice.

First, put the dry ingredients together:

1 cup baking soda

1/2 cup citric acid

1/2 cup Epsom salt.

Next, mix the wet ingredients in a small bowl:

1 teaspoon water

1 Tablespoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon essential oil (you an always add more if it’s not strong enough)

Enough drops of food coloring to get the hue of your choice.

Now, drop a small amount of the wet into a small section of the dry and mix with your fingers until it’s the consistency of wet sand. Continue adding wet into the dry in this slow and careful way. You don’t want to activate the citric acid but if you mix slowly and carefully you’ll end up with a nice lump can easily be compacted into a mold.

Once you’ve packed it into the mold, let it sit for several minutes. It should pop right out. Leave out for 24 hours and then wrap in some cellophane until you’re ready to use. These make great gifts!


Ready for my next bath!

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