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How to Make Your Own Bath Bombs

Being a busy mom usually means we take care of everyone in the family and forget about ourselves. Let’s remember to replenish our own energy storage occasionally and take the time out of a busy week to enjoy some me time. This is a fun “science” project to do with kids and later you can reap the benefits in peace!

You will need:

  • 3 tbsp. Epsom salt (coarse sea salt will work)
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ cup citric acid
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • spraying bottle witch hazel or water
  • liquid food (or soap) coloring
  • essentials oils of your choice

Step One: Color your salts! Pick two or three colors and separate your salt in different bowls. Add one drop of food coloring per bowl and let the salts sit while they soak up the dye. For more intense color, add an extra drop of food coloring.

Step Two: Combine dry ingredients! Put the baking soda, cornstarch and citric acid in a large mixing bowl. Whisk together with a spoon. This is a good time to add your essential oils (10-12 drops). Lavender or lemon are safe even for small babies, but you may choose your own favorite.

Step Three: Add the coconut oil! Add 1 big tablespoon of coconut oil to the dry mixture. Mix very well and make sure to smooth out all the lumps.

Step Four: Take a handful of mixture and squeeze it in the palm of your hand. Spray the mixture with some witch hazel until it clumps together. Stir well between each spritz!

Step Five: Add the colored salts to the batch and carefully mix together. You can put a few salts at the bottom of your mold. Press the mixture down firmly as you fill your mold. Let it sit for a few hours and carefully take the bath bomb out of its mold.

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