DIY Bath Bombs
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My Kids and I love Bath Bombs. I mean, who doesn’t love a Bath Bomb, right? They are frizzy, change the water colors and usually smell great. The seasons are finally changing here and that means that the coughing and constant runny noses have started. So I thought a fun and also efficient thing to do would be to make some easy DIY Bath Bombs for coughs and stuffy noses.
I wanted to recipe to be fairly simple with just a few ingredients or at least ingredients that I already had at home. To make these for colds, I added Eucalyptus essential oil to them. Adding the oil created a calming smell to the bath. You could also use Tea Tree essential oil or Frankincense essential oil as well. Whatever you have on hand or whatever scent you prefer for colds.
Ingredients needed for Easy DIY Bath Bombs for coughs & colds:
muffin tin with paper or foil liners
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup Citric Acid
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup Epsom Salt
1 Tbls vegetable or olive oil
1-2 Tbls Water
Eucalyptus oil (or another essential oil of your choice)
food coloring (optional)
Small toy surprises for the inside (optional)
To keep these easy, I used my muffin tin with paper liners. That way I didn’t need to buy a special mold just to make bath bombs and my kids do not care what shape they are because they still fizz and change the bath colors.
These are super easy to make. Mix all the dry ingredients together and then add your essential oil, vegetable oil or olive oil, and food coloring. Mix until the color has been evenly distributed. Next add your water, 1 Tablespoon at a time. Now, depending on your mixture you may not need a lot. Add it slowly while mixing, you want it to be fairly dry. Only wet enough to stick together when pressed together.
Now to make these even more exciting I added these surprise sponge capsules to the middle of each bath bomb. I found these at the Dollar Tree but I have also seen similar ones at the Dollar Spot at Target.
When adding the mixture to your muffin tins, make sure you press it down so when they dry they stick together and don’t crumble. I filled them half full, pressed them together, and then added the surprise to the center, before adding the remaining mixture. Let these dry for about 24 hours then they are ready to use in the bath. I left mine in the cupcake liners until we used them. Hopefully you and your kids like them as much as we do and they help sooth some of the yucky cold symptoms.