I’m not a very crafty person, but I do enjoy making bath bombs as gifts for the Holiday. There are a couple reasons why. One, they are expensive if you buy them store-bought. I haven’t done the math, but there is no way you aren’t saving money by making them at home. The next reason is I am in love with Aveda Stress-Fix scent. I’m an addict, however buying the composite oil is also a lot cheaper than buying their lotion, bath salts, or soap. They do not make a really indulgent bath product either, besides the salts, so this really ticked off something that was missing. Finally, I hate with a capital h, glitter. I’m not too fond of it, I don’t want to bath in it, even if it the biodegradable version. I just don’t get it.
This year I also thought it could be a teaching moment about the art of giving and the gratification of making stuff. We made bath bombs for all the boys’ teachers, and they felt a lot of pride and satisfaction when they gave them out.
Let’s get started I used this recipe, however, any of the online recipes will most likely work. I did not use dyes or glitter. The one thing I would recommend is using silicone molds. I used fancy ice cube trays for whiskey ice.
- 1 cup baking soda
- ½ cup Epsom salt
- ½ cup corn starch
- ½ cup citric acid
- Large and small bowl
- 2.5 tablespoons Jojoba oil
- About 1 tablespoon water
- About 2 teaspoons of Aveda Stress-Fix Oil (or other scents, although I do believe you need a good premade potion, not random drops of lavender oil)
- Silicone molds
- Mason Jars of Various Sizes, depending on preference and mold size
Mix dry ingredient together in large bowl
Mix wet ingredients together in a small bowl
Slowly mix wet ingredients into dry (if done too fast it will start to fizz)
Stuff inro silicon molds, really condensing it, then let dry for at least four hours
Package as desired (I like using mason jars, they are cost effective and cute!)