Thursday, August 25, 2011

Make Your Own Bath Bombs


   These are SO much fun - for kiddos and adults alike! You can just plop one into the tub for a fun fizz! PLUS you can chose what ingredients go in it which makes it a great way to naturally cleanse your skin. Spend some time with your kiddos or siblings - have some fun girl time while you sqoosh these fun pieces of art together. You could even use something like this to make a little money. You could sell them at an online store, your local farmers market, friends and family, or even make them for gifts at different holidays (sometimes it's so hard to figure out a *good* gift to make that is actually something worth giving).


You'll need...



Dry Ingredients
-1 cup baking soda
-1 cup corn starch
-2/3 cup citric acid
-1/2 cup Epsom salts (or other salts)

Wet Ingredients
- 1/4 Tblsp. water
- 2 tsp.. essential oil (your choice of scent - we used pepermint)
- 2 1/2 Tblsp. light vegetable oil (your choice)
- 1 to 2 drops of food coloring (optional - we didn't use any)


     1. Mix together the dry ingredients and set aside.

2. Mix together the wet ingredients in a separate bowl.


3. SLOWLY pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture while stirring with a whisk. If you pour it too fast it will activate the ingredients and it will fizz - don't use up your fizz yet! It will probably seem like there's not enough wet mixture, but keep mixing and it should turn into a sand-like consistency.


4. Line muffin tin with muffin papers (notice we didn't do this, see tips below) and squoosh the sand-like mixture into the molds. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.

 5. Next, carefully pop them out of the mold to finish dry for about 3 days.

 6. Store them in an air-tight container after they are completely dry for up to 6 months. When you're ready to use it, simply fill the tub with nice warm water, plop one in, and watch it fizz!




Tips:
- If the mixture starts to foam while adding ingredients, quickly stir the excess wet in to dilute it in the dry mixture.
- After stirring it in completely, if it needs more liquid or more dry ingredient, you can add more - just make sure you don't over-do it.
- We didn't use paper muffin cups for ours, but I'd probably suggest it because it would be easier to get them out - so really it's your choice.
- As a rule of thumb, the more surface area, the faster they'll fizzle away into the water.


   That's it! Be creative by using things around the house to make your own fun mold! Some people even use those plastic Christmas ornaments that come apart so you can fill the insides with candy.

   Try it out! It's fun. I need to seal ours up in a container because my bedroom smells like peppermint right now with them sitting out!




This post is linked up at what I think I'd call my two favorite blogs <3





5 comments:

  1. Fun! Thanks for sharing this! I will have to try this with my kids. We love making stuff to give away!

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  2. You're welcome! I'm sure the kids will love making and giving them away :D

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  3. Love this project and your blog! Just wanted to let you know that I nominated your cute blog for the Versatile Blog Award!!

    http://bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com/2011/08/versatile-blogger-leibster-blog-awards.html

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  4. Great idea! I might try making them for Christmas gifts!

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  5. Go for it! They're so much fun to make. Even rinsing the dirty mixing bowl is fun because it fizzes :)

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