DIY: These homemade bath bombs are d'bomb diggity!

DIY: D’bomb diggity bath bombs

Apr 7

 

Vero collection faucet by @deltafaucetcan... How to make bath bombs with essential oils https://lynneknowlton.com/bath-bombs/

 

 

Do you love love love bath bombs?  They are my latest essential oil obsession.

I’m so stinking in love with these bath bombs for my morning bath routine.

Why?

Because I don’t like mornings.

Or morning people.

Or people.

Just kidding.  Not really.

Okay, really.

We aren’t talking about my inadequacies. We are taking about your bath tub. Get ready.  This is a doozy of awesome.

How to make homemade bath bombs. Essential oil recipe via @lynneknowlton

This bath bomb will be the yin to your yang.  The normal to your crazy.  The thing about these bath bombs is that they have coconut oil and essential oil.  Uhhhhmmm hello….  That’s heaven right there.

I’ve read a bonk ton of bath bomb recipes on the interwebs and wondered if they were a bunch of mumbo jumbo.

Do they actually work?!!  Bahhlieve me, most of them don’t.  Been there. Tried that. Got the stoopid poster.

Except this recipe.  It actually works like d’bomb diggity.

They are so good, you are going to want to stick them in your bra and save them for the rest of your ever loving life.

You know what they say…

When in trouble, get into hot water.

 

My photos are a hot mess and totally out of order.  Don’t judge me, I’m still a good person.  I’m in the throws of a kitchen reno right now and don’t have a real sink.  Or kitchen.  Or life.

I made the bath bombs at my wee coffee station that is legit, parked outside my bedroom door.  I tell no lies.  Coffee is my life.

Anyway, why am I talking about this?  No reason. Except maybe that I wanted you to feel sorry for me that my kitchen is a total disaster zone.  It’s like fright night, but with more terror and mixed with a bit of Dexter.

 

Where were we?

Bath bombs. Yay!

DIY Bath bomb recipe here https://lynneknowlton.com/bath-bombs/    How to make bath bombs with left over plastic easter eggs https://lynneknowlton.com/bath-bombs/    DIY recipe for bath bombs https://lynneknowlton.com/bath-bombs/

 

By the by… Do you have any left over easter egg containers?  Run.  Go get ’em.  I’ll wait for you. BRB?  They make great molds for these bath bombs!

 

Got em?  Okay, this is what else you need…

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1 cup citric acid ( I used this one)

1 cup baking soda

1/2 cup cornstarch

1/2 cup fractionated coconut oil ( I ADORE this one!)

40-50 drops essential oil

(I used 20 drops geranium  + 20 drops lavender)

PS.  Have you ever tried geranium oil?!!!!  It’s my latest obsession.  I’m typically an anti-geranium lover.  Me normally no likey geranium.   Now, it’s my jam.  My ever loving, I’m going to smooch it on the lips.. kinda jam.

O B S E S S E D.

 

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Now, to make these bath bombs, you need mad skills.  Psych.  No you don’t. I was just trying to scare you.  MEAN, right?

 

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Mix dry ingredients: 

In a large bowl combine citric acid, baking soda and cornstarch.

Stir to combine and break up clumps along the way.  You got this. It’s a dang cinch.

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Champagne bronze Vero faucet <– prettiest faucet evvahhh

 

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Combine oils:

Measure your coconut oil in a measuring cup and add 40-50 drops of your fave essential oils.  I used the fragmented coconut oil because it’s already liquid and I freaking love that stuff for making massage oils (and pretty much everything else in my life.)

Basically, I’d marry that stuff if I could.

 

 

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Pour oil mixture into dry ingredients

 

Stir until you get a crumbly consistency.  Continue this for like forever and ever and ever. Kidding.  Do you need a bath? Hot water?

This is where I confess: these bath bombs won’t be ready for 8 hours.  Don’t throat punch me.

 

PS. I love you.  Keep going.

 

Add the oil mixture slowly into the dry mix, to keep the fizzing and bubbling to a minimum.   If the mixture starts to fizz or foam, you may be adding the liquid too quickly.

Keep calm and carry on.  On a random note, has anyone ever calmed down, in the history of calming down, when someone told you to calm down?!  Nope.  I hate it when people say calm down.

 

 I'll calm down. Right after I high-five you with a chair.

 

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Press into a mold

Once all the ingredients are combined, take a small amount in your hand and squeeze it together. It should stick together fairly well.  If it’s still too powdery to hold together, just add a wee tiny bit of coconut oil.  Don’t lick your fingers.

 

 

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Bath Bomb molds 

 

Need some ideas for bath bomb molds?  You can use left over easter eggs (YAY! Got any?) muffin tins with liners (for easy removal) or an ice cream scoop.

Here’s a few more that I became obsessed with along the way…

Round Ball Molds //   Heart shaped  //  Silicone muffin pan (I’m super curious to try that one!)  //  Stainless Steel Bath Bomb  //  This would be super cool to try  //  This little snowballer looks like d’bomb dot com!

 

 

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Use your hands to compress the ingredients and press into a mold until it’s overflowing just a little. Press together, and gently remove.  I was going to scream the gently part, but I’m trying to keep calm.

The.things.I.do.for.you.

These can sometimes fall apart and look pretty janky after removing.  They’re a bit of a fickle mistress.  I was feelin’ a bit like a doofus when the hot mess happened (extra doofus because I had to look up how to spell doofus) but then started to get into the groove.

If the bath bomb cracks in half while you’re removing it, remove the mixture and start the molding process again.  Easy. Sneezy. Breezy.  Beautiful. You.  I had this happen a few times.

One bath bomb hit the wall, but we aren’t talking about that.

 

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Sit.  Wait.  

Place the finished bath bombs on parchment paper and let dry in a cool, dry place for 8 hours or overnight.  Pfffft.  No fair.

Wait for it.. wait…. wait….wait for iiiiiiiiit.

I rewarded myself by placing the bath bombs in my bedroom to dry.  I could smell them all the live long night.  Now I know what Heaven smells like.

 

 

Bath bomb recipe https://lynneknowlton.com/bath-bombs/     How to make bath bombs https://lynneknowlton.com/bath-bombs/

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Homemade bath bombs from essential oils https://lynneknowlton.com/bath-bombs/

 

I  N  S  P  I  R  E  D.

 

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It’s a wrap

Once dry, wrap the bath bombs individually in plastic and store in a container until you’re ready to use them.  This recipe makes about 8 beautifully moisturizing, bath bombs.

Use within six months.

Note to self:  I used mine within 6 minutes.

I squealed like a tool when I saw my bath bomb fizzling…

See that fizzling going on up there?! ^^^ Told ya.

 Have a bath, you dirty thannnnng.

o h   l a   l a 

Big_LOVE_lynne_Knowlton

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:

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  1. Craig

    April 8th, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Ahhh yes….
    …you make bath time so much fun….
    Hmmm, kinda sounds like a song I used to sing… ??✌?️???

  2. Lynne Knowlton

    April 10th, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Sing away Craig.. we need great tunes for bath time. haha.

    Bust out that guitar ??

    Lynne xx

  3. Elizabeth

    April 8th, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    will def try these! I get so greedy when I go into Lush that I need a bank OD. Do you girls also crave bath smellies when you having a bad day? I just want to melt into gorgeous smelling warm water with a glass of cold wine and dissolve like a bathbomb ? Thanks Lynne you are a doll for sharing this one. Looooove your faucet ❤️

  4. Lynne Knowlton

    April 10th, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Oh you and me both Elizabeth, but the truth is… it also gives me a headache in there.

    I have a love // hate relationship. Don’t tell. LOL.

    This bath bomb is freaking awesome tho. It makes your skin feel so luuuuurvely. You’ll love.

    Pour that wine. Sip and dip.

    Lynne xx

  5. lynneknowlton

    April 9th, 2016 at 10:55 am

    RT @MelanieKissell: Ahhmazing DIY recipe: These bath bombs are d’bomb diggity! – https://t.co/qDZk25yVz9 via @lynneknowlton

  6. lynneknowlton

    April 9th, 2016 at 10:56 am

    RT @changeofart: Ahhmazing DIY recipe for geranium+lavender bath bombs (not only easy to make, it’s a fun read!)- https://t.co/JRkxVLuoko v…

  7. lynneknowlton

    April 10th, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Ahhhhmazing DIY recipe for bath bombs. They are d’bomb diggity! https://t.co/j3UyFjGske https://t.co/G0JUQA0Euu

  8. lynneknowlton

    June 24th, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Ahhmazing DIY recipe: These bath bombs are d’bomb diggity! https://t.co/j3UyFjGske

  9. rowhousenest

    June 24th, 2016 at 11:19 am

    RT @lynneknowlton: Ahhmazing DIY recipe: These bath bombs are d’bomb diggity! https://t.co/j3UyFjGske

  10. Bertha

    August 11th, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Hello Lynn, you’er the funnies. You made my day and my grand babies enjoyed watching me laugh so hard. God bless you and I really mean that.

  11. Jackie Cauthron-Schafer

    August 17th, 2016 at 2:38 am

    OMG I just love you. I see your blog and squeal like a teenager- and I wasn’t a squealing teenager even then. A long, long time ago. Long. Long. time ago. I love bath bombs and haven’t made any for forever, so thanks for getting me off my lazy tush so I can save money at Lush. Or make up for the fact I don’t spend money at Lush very often because I”m broke. And yes, even Yanks shop there.

    Big hugs from a crazy in South Dakota. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    April 28th, 2019 at 8:52 am

    […] This aromatherapy massage oil.  Holy batman.  I’m not going to get all researcher-y on you with fancy health facts, mostly because I don’t know any. I just know it feels good.  My body feels smoother than normal. Which makes me more vivacious-er than normal. Which is officially a nightmare for you.  50 shades of grey? I’m happy with one shade. This massage oil is at least a shade or two.  If you really want total vivaciousness, try these essential oil bath bombs too.   […]

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