I love having a bath, but buying Lush bath bombs costs a small fortune. With Valentine's Day coming up I want to share how to make these heart shaped bath bombs with you.
You don't need too many ingredients to make bath bombs. You will need:
- 2 oz Epsom salt (Poundland sell these)
- 4 oz baking soda
- 2 oz corn starch
- 2 oz citric acid
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tbsp water
- 1 drop red food colouring
- Essential oils (optional)
- Large bowl
- Small jar with lid
- 4-6 heart shaped moulds
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
Mix the dry ingredients first (Epsom salt, baking soda, cornstarch and citric acid), using the whisk. Mix well to ensure there are no clumps.
Pour the wet ingredients (olive oil, water and food colouring (and if you’re using essential oil)) into jar, secure the lid and shake well.
Very slowly add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture, about a few drops at time, while whisking. If you’re not pouring slowly enough, the mixture will start to fizz and you don’t want that to happen.
Once all of the liquid has been poured into the dry mixture, mix very well until the colour is consistent.
Immediately fill the moulds with the mixture, firmly stuffing each side full.
Secure both parts of the mould together and let set. I always give it about a day, just to be on the safe side.
Carefully release bath bombs from moulds and put into an airtight container, or individual cello bags.