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.
Because I don’t like mornings.
Or morning people.
Just kidding. Not really.
We aren’t talking about my inadequacies. We are taking about your bath tub. Get ready. This is a doozy of awesome.
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!
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…
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
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.
Now, to make these bath bombs, you need mad skills. Psych. No you don’t. I was just trying to scare you. MEAN, right?
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.
Champagne bronze Vero faucet <– prettiest faucet evvahhh
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
I N S P I R E D.
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
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