Sophie Uliano's Bath Bombs
What are the benefits of bath bombs?
Coconut Oil, moisturizes your skin.
Epsom Salt, which helps to relax tired and aching muscles.
Essential Oils Of Lavender And Geranium, which help to both soothe and lift your spirits while soaking in your bath.
Citric Acid, which makes them fizz when you drop into a hot bath (fun).
• 1 cup baking soda
• ½ cup citric acid (I got mine at Whole Foods) • ½ cup corn starch • 2 tablespoons Epsom salts • 2 tablespoons coconut oil • 5 to 6 teaspoons liquid (I used strong white tea) • essential oils, optional • food coloring, optional (I used all-natural colors) • Glitter, optional (from craft store.)
- In a large bowl, combine the baking soda, citric acid, corn starch and salts. With a whisk or dough cutter, work the coconut oil into the dry ingredients, until the mixture resembles sandy with some larger chunks of oil.
- Add the liquid to the dry ingredients, stirring it in immediately with a large spoon. It will fizz up a little so don’t freak out! Add the liquid until your mixture resembles slightly damp sand. It should still be primarily dry, but when you squeeze a handful together, it should stick in a lump.
- If you wish to add coloring or essential oils, do so by mixing them into the liquid ingredients. For example, I made pink green bombs. Before adding the liquid ingredients, I divided the dry mixture equally between three bowls. Next I divided the liquid ingredients into 2 equal parts (3 teaspoons each). For pink, I added a small amount of pink food coloring to the liquid, then stirred it in. I repeated this step with green food coloring for the green bombs.
- Finally, press the mixture firmly and tightly into each mold. You do not need to prepare the molds in any way. Allow to dry for a minimum of 4 hours, or overnight. Remove from the molds and store in an airtight container until ready to use.
"*MOLDS DO NOT NEED TO BE BAKED, JUST LET SIT OVERNIGHT"
They are EASY-TO-MAKE, INEXPENSIVE, and they make the most wonderful HOLIDAY GIFTS. Make them now, and you can store them in pretty labeled mason jars or gift bags ready for the Holidays.
TIP: If you store them in a gift bag, keep the bags in your lingerie drawer as they will scent your entire drawer!
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