These homemade bath bombs (made without citric acid!) are a great and affordable last minute gift idea! They are easy to make, and I mean – who doesn’t love having a bath? Give the gift of relaxation and self care with these beautiful and easy DIY bath bombs.
The holidays always are a time of year that re-ignite my love for DIY projects.
While I love shopping and finding the perfect gift, I also really love making gifts for my friends and families.
Sometimes, I’ll bake up some holiday treats, like my favourite Chocolate Kiss Peanut Butter cookies, and other times I’ll get a little creative with my crafts.
This year I knew that I wanted to make some holiday bath bombs.
After a long week at work, there’s really nothing like unwinding with a super cozy and relaxing bath. Adding in a bath bomb just steps up the coziness of having a bath. It’s like a treat at the end of a tough week.
During this time of year, I love minty scents. Give me all the peppermint and eucalyptus you got!
So how do you make these bath bombs?
Making these bath bombs is SO easy. You simply combine all the ingredients, mix them together well, and then pack them into the cookie cutter shape or muffin tin to create their form.
Following that, you bake them on a super low heat in the oven just to speed up the drying process.
What ingredients do you need?
You will need coconut oil, baking soda, lemon juice, essential oils, and food colouring.
You can also add in sprinkles, glitter, whatever you like!
How long does it take?
This really only takes about 5 minutes to make, and then about 30-40 minutes to bake in the oven.
What essential oils did you use?
I used lavender, mint, and eucalyptus in my bath bombs.
Some batches I just use one or the other, or sometimes I mix the essential oils. You can use whichever you like best!
What kinds of oils can you use?
I used coconut oil in this recipe, but you can really use any oil you’d like.
- 1 Cup of baking soda
- 5 Tablespoons of lemon juice
- 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil
- 20 drops of essential oils
- Decorations / food colouring
- Mixing Bowl
- Muffin tray / Cookie molds
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
- Begin by placing your baking soda into a large mixing bowl.
- Then pour in the coconut oil (melted) and mix immediately. This will clump
quickly so you want to ensure you begin mixing fast so you can coat the baking
soda with the oil. You may want to use your hands to mix this more.
- Then, add the lemon juice. You'll want to add the lemon juice gradually as
you continue mixing.
- Now add your essential oils and mix again.
- At this point, you can begin adding any decorations or food colouring you'd
like in the bath bombs. **Save some decorations to place on top of your bath
bombs at the end.
- Once you're happy with your bath bomb mixture, begin scooping the mixture
into your muffin tray or in your cookie cutter shapes.
- *Note: if your cookie cutters are metal/rigid, you may find
it hard to remove your bath bombs.
- Now, it's time to dry your bath bombs. You can either allow them to dry out
on their own over 24-48 hours, or you can place them in the oven on low heat
(180 degrees) for 1-3 hours.
- If you choose to place them in the oven, check them occasionally to ensure
they haven't dried too much and begin cracking. **DO NOT place rubber or plastic molds into the oven. Only metal/cooking pans.
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