This week I decided to make some bath bombs. It turned out to be a huge success... for reason's I wasn't expecting.
My 12 year old daughter is going through a phase where she does not want to know her mum any more and mum is not cool. I asked her for some help to take photo's while I create them and before long she was helping me with the bath bombs too. As well as creating a natural bath treat we were able to spend some quality time together, something I have missed watching her grow up. She created photos, added idea's and got her hands deep in citric acid and baking powder.
Which brings me to the recipe itself. After bringing home a library book on bath bomb's, I realised there are essentially two main dry ingredients and oil:
Sift the powder and mix well in a clean bowl. Carefully but combine the oil or butter. Spray water is added as a binder once ingredients are all mixed until it holds together when you squeeze it in your hands. Then set in moulds and let it dry completely before use.
The difference between one bath bomb and another is just anything that you add to it to change colour, smell or decoration. I used:
5 drops of ylang ylang, patchouli and bergamot equally
glitter for decoration
cocoa for colour
However, there are so many variations you can use like specific healing aromatic blends, food colourings, powdered colourings, natural food dyes (beetroot would make a great red/pink colour) dried flowers, herbs for decoration or their healing properties and scents. You can really create your own.
I used a muffin tray as a mould and compacted the mixture using a glass. Anything you find at home can be useful such as patty pans, ice cube trays, shape by hand, cake tins and slice before drying. Or, you can use specially made mould's of course.
Once you know the base of this recipe, the variations can be endless and can be personalised to suit.
Now below are the photos and contributions that wouldn't be possible without my daughter's help.
Thank you Rhys xx
The bath bombs were awesome and we have indulged in luxurious bath experiences since making them. I make quite a few and while watching television in the evening's I decided to create little origami boxes (any excuse to try a new project) for them so I can give as little gifts to friends etc. Photo's below. I intend to add tutorials on these boxes should anybody like to create themselves.
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