MAKE YOUR OWN BATH BOMBS

Missing somebody’s present on your Christmas list? Or have you sorted everybody’s gifts out and now need some R&R? Look no further – in this post I’m sharing how to make your own homemade bath bombs.  These bombs have a wonderful seasonal frosty effect and you can personalise them with any colour and fragrance you like.  Ready to treat yourself (or your loved ones) with these irresistible bath bombs? Let’s start!

how to make snowy bath bombs

  • 80g Bicarbonate of soda 
  • 30g +20g Epsom salt
  • 30g Citric acid
  • 30g Cornstarch 
  • 3 tbsp Coconut oil
  • Essential oil*
  • Soap dye (optional)
  • Silicon moulds (optional)

method

  1. Mix the bicarbonate of soda, 30g of epsom salt, citric acid, and cornstarch in a bowl.
  2. Add the coconut oil to the bowl, better if it’s already melted, it will be easier to stir everything together and make a soft workable mix.
  3. Add some drops of your favourite essential oil (I love lavender and bergamot oils)
  4. Then add just 2-3 drops of soap dye. For this tutorial I’ve chosen a teal colour to get a “frosty” effect, but you can choose any colour you like and maybe match the colour to the essential oil (yellow for lemon, green for peppermint, purple for lavender).
  5. Place your mixture into your mould and press it gently to the bottom and the sides  to cover the mould completely, but leave a hollow in the centre. If you don’t have a mould just take a piece of the mix and roll it into your hands to create some small (snow)balls.
  6. In a separate container mix 20g of epsom salt with some soap dye and some drops of coconut oil.
  7. Add the coloured epsom salts to the centre of your mould or roll the (snow)balls in the coloured epsom salts to cover the surface and add some sparkling crystals to your bath bombs.
  8. Place your bath bombs into the fridge for about 2 hours or until they are completely firm.
  9. DONE!
Print bath bomb instructions For more Christmas themed crafts and recipes check out our Eco Christmas ideas blog.  Also take a look at our very popular Wenderful Christmas booklet with home made gift ideas and recipes. Clyo also has lots of seasonal recipes you can try on her Live Well recipes blog

CLYO PARECCHINI, LIVE WELL COORDINATOR

Clyo heads up Wen’s Live Well cooking and food growing courses in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Classes explore in a practical way how diet and lifestyles has an impact on the planet. Attendees learn and try new plant based recipes, spend time in the community garden and enjoy a delicious lunch. 

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