DYI bath bombs not just for kids

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When was the last time you had a long bath, uninterrupted by the the little people? Me, I don’t think I ever had.

Nora and I make DIY bath bombs quite often and 99.9% of them are used by her and her little brother at bath time. But there is no reason why you, mamma, yes I’m talking to you, can’t sneak in on a Sunday morning or one week night and have a long bath. And have that glass of red wine too, if that’s what you fancy.

It’s also a great way to relax your kids after a long day at school or if they are a bit overwhelmed. The warm bath will work the same way as a diffuser does so they are getting all the benefits of the oils you have added.

Bath bombs are so easy to make, and a great activity for a rainy day too. You can get quite creative by adding colouring or we prefer to add dried flowers such as rose petals or lavender.

What you need

  • 1 cup of baking soda

  • 1/2 citric acid

  • 1/2 epson salts

  • 1/2 corn starch (we use tapioca)

  • 2.5 table spoons almond or liquid coconut oil

  • 3/4 table spoons water

  • 20 drops of essential oil

Mix dry ingredients first then mix almond or coco oil with essential oils together. Add the oil mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well. You can add the water, but slowly so it doesn’t all fizz out.

We use silicon ice cubes moulds to put the mixture in and leave it for 24 hours to dry. make sure it’s as tightly packed as possible. Then just pop them out and store in airtight container.

The challenge will be to keep to 2 bath bombs at night with kids. They love it.

Our favourite bath bombs oils

You can use 1 or mix of any of these

  • Lavender

  • Wild orange

  • Vetiver

  • Lavender peace

  • Peace blend

  • Clary Sage

  • Cedarwood

  • Bergamot

  • Ylang Ylang