DIY Orange Bath Bombs
DIY Orange Bath Bombs – it’s easy to make your own orange bath bombs with a few simple ingredients. They make perfect gifts, or you can keep them for yourself!
Have you ever tried a bath bomb before? I don’t care what age you are, there’s just something magical about dropping something into water and watching it fizz right before your eyes. And, of course, if it smells fabulous, it’s even better!
Bath bombs are all the rage right now, but they can be pretty pricey. Did you know you can make your own at home for a fraction of the cost? All you need are a few ingredients, and it’s really simple!
Basically all you have to do is mix up your dry ingredients, then add the oils. Spritz the mixture lightly with water just till it forms together. It’s kind of like playing with sand, but it smells good!
After you mix it together, you just need to mold it. You can use plastic ornaments, silicone molds, or even Easter eggs. For a rustic look, you can even just roll them into balls by hand. I opted to use a silicone flower shaped mold for mine, and I think they turned out so pretty! Just make sure you press the mixture firmly into whatever mold you use.
After they dry for a few hours, you will have beautiful bath bombs all ready to use. Just drop one in your bath full of hot water, then sit back, breathe in the lovely aroma, and RELAX!
You can keep them for yourself, or you can give them as gifts. For an extra luxurious gift, pair them with a jar of sugar scrub. Every woman loves to be pampered, but with the end of school right around the corner, I think they would be perfect for a teacher. They sure deserve some time alone, and a nice relaxing bath!
Orange Bath Bombs
Yield: 4 bath bombs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup corn starch
1/4 cup epsom salt
1 tsp orange zest
1/4 cup coconut or almond oil
16-20 drops orange essential oil
Orange food coloring (optional)
Combine baking soda, citric acid, corn starch, epsom salt, and orange zest in a mixing bowl. Whisk till free of lumps.
Melt coconut oil in a small glass bowl in the microwave. Add the orange essential oil and food coloring if desired.
Add the oil mixture to the dry mixture and mix well with your hands. Lightly spritz with water a couple of times to get the mixture to barely hold together. Don't add too much!
Press the mixture firmly into molds. I used cute flower molds, but you can use a plastic ornament mold, or even a plastic Easter egg. Let dry for at least 4 hours before carefully removing from molds.
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