With a daughter delightfully named ‘Jasmine’ this inspired the fragrance for our bath bomb making that you too can try at home!
Ingredients for 2 Bath Bombs:
- 90g Bicarbonate of Soda
- 30g Citric Acid (This can be purchased online)
- Essential Oil (E.G. Lavender, Jasmine, your choice, could be Eucalyptus, Rosemary and more herbal scents)
- Food Colouring
- Rose Petals, Lavender Flowers or Similar, have fun experimenting!!
Equipment: Bowl, Spatula, Spray Bottle, Silicone Moulds, Tissue Paper (optional but lovely for presentation as a gift!)
Measure out the Bicarbonate of Soda and Citric Acid and place in a bowl, add a couple of drops of food colouring and essential oil, rose petals, dried lavender flowers or other petals if available (prepare to be overpowered by the heady fragrance from here on until your lovely bath bombs are complete!) They will still fizz without the fragrance too!
Stir the mixture well to break down the oil and food colouring and integrate it with the soda and citric acid, you may like to use the back of the spatula for this…keep going until it looks spread fairly evenly – we enjoyed having some variation to give the bath bombs a speckled look!
The Bicarbonate of Soda and Citric Acid want to react with water and fizz, so by adding a fine mist of water a little at a time and stirring the mixture, you can combine the ingredients to form a sticky dough that holds together enough to add to the silicone moulds.
The silicone moulds work effectively to release the bath bombs once they have set, 45 minutes later. We experimented with cookie cutters to create other shapes but they broke apart on release.
Wrapping the bath bombs in tissue helps to protect them! Happy Bathing and Bath Bomb making! Xx