Bath bombs are like video games and Pixar movies; we pretend they’re for kids but we enjoy them just as much as they do. While they’re relaxing, they’re also expensive, especially when used several times a week. That’s where a little hands-on effort goes a long way.
Fortunately, bath bombs tend to be easy to make, with endless ideas available on the internet. The following are a few of our favorites:
Basic Bath Bombs
This basic bath bomb recipe is pretty straightforward and a great option for those who have never made anything like this before. It only takes around 20 minutes to complete but requires 24-48 hours of drying time before the bombs can be used. The key ingredient is citric acid, which derives from citrus fruits and acts as an exfoliant and astringent. If you plan to make a lot of bath bombs, consider buying this acid online in bulk rather than from the grocery store. It will save you money in the long run.
Citrus Bath Bombs
This citrus bath bomb comes with the not-so-secret ingredient of a dried orange peel. You can use a peel from a recently-eaten orange as long as the peel dries for two days at room temperature. If you don’t want to wait, you’ll typically find dried zest in the spice section of the local market. Essential oils can be added to enhance the citrus scent and make your bathtub feel even more like the Florida Coast.
Winter Wonderland Bath Bombs
This bath bomb is the perfect escape from a frigid night. Forget about walking in a winter wonderland; try bathing in one. This bomb not only features a snowflake, but it’s packed with shea butter (an excellent moisturizer) and essential oils. The eucalyptus and peppermint scents come in especially handy if you’re dealing with a stuffy nose or throat congestion.
Surprise Bath Bombs
While surprise bath bombs might not be an ideal choice for adults, kids love them. Who cares about personal hygiene when there is a toy waiting? These bombs make an excellent bedtime ritual. They work with most small toys with one important caveat: make sure whatever gizmo or gadget you choose is waterproof.
Heart-Shaped Bath Bombs
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, heart-shaped bath bombs just might convince Cupid to put down his arrow and pick up a wash rag. They can enhance a romantic bath or serve as a thoughtful gift. This recipe is made with shea butter and your choice of essential oils. Shape the bombs into hearts by using molds or cookie cutters.
Whether you’re looking for simple recipes or creative concoctions, bath bombs are an easy way to turn your tub into a rejuvenating oasis. Go on and get some deserved TLC with a little DIY.
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