I’ve recently rekindled my passion for the tub.
Or really, my toddler niece did. She LOVES baths. She begs for them. She starts stripping right in the middle of the living room or kitchen or front yard as soon as you give into that ridiculously adorable little face and say “OK!”
And why not? She has so many fun little toys in there with all those bubbles and the warm water…
So one day I thought to myself, “Hey, I want to have this much fun while getting nice and clean.”
Adults — we really strip the fun out of everything, don’t we?
I mean, my relaxing detox baths are lovely. And I usually put a movie or whatever show I happen to be Netflix marathon-watching on my laptop, propped on the toilet. That’s nice and all but I really wanted some childish playfulness.
I wanted fizzy bath bombs.
Needless to say, they’ve really helped me step up my bathtub game.
- 1 cup baking soda
- ¾ cup Real Salt or epsom salts — I chose Real Salt since I love the pretty pink color
- ½ cup organic cornstarch
- ½ cup non-GMO citric acid
- 35 drops essential oil (lavender or ylang-ylang would be my suggestion)
You’ll also need a mixing bowl, a spray bottle filled with water, and silicone molds (I used these cute heart-shaped chocolate molds).
Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl. Then spray the mixture with water while continuing to mix it. You don’t want to spray it too much in one spot — it will “activate” the citric acid so to speak (you’ll hear it fizz). Keep spraying until the mixture is damp enough to be packed together (give it a squeeze every few sprays to check). When it’s ready, start packing it into your molds! Let the molds sit for at least an hour before popping the bath bombs out. Then, let them dry for at least 3 more hours before putting them in a bag or jar. Last but not least, as always, give yourself a pat on the back while saying to yourself “I’m so clever.”