Simple DIY - Bathbombs

I love this DIY as there are no expensive ingredients and you are most likely to already have these ingredients at the back of the cupboard. They look great for cute little gifts and once you get the hang of it they are quite easy to make.

Ingredients 
*Bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
*Lemon juice 
*Food colouring (optional) 
*Extract (I used vanilla)
*flower petals (optional)
*Salt

Equipment 
*Sillicon ice cube tray or a small container (used a moulds)
*Table spoon
*Bowl

Step one
Line the bottom of the ice cube tray with flower petals if you want to use them. I got the flower petals straight from my garden which is ok as long as you walk them first. You don't have to use flower petals I just think they look reall cute when dissolved.

Step two
Mix together 6-10 teaspoons of bicarbonate if soda, a few drops of food colouring and a few drops of your chosen extract in the bowl. Then add the lemon juice. For every teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda add a drop of lemon juice. If there is too much lemon juice add extra bicarbonate of soda to make the solution thicker. Only add small amounts of lemon juice at one time because if it reacts to quickly with the other ingredients the bath bomb will sink and not dissolve.

Step three
Fill each individual mould with the solution 

Step four 
Leave in a cool dry place to set for a hour to two hours

The first lot I made did not come out of the mould correctly. If this happens don't throw them away as they will still work. You can either remould them using your hands or just crumble up the bath bomb to create more of a bath salt.

Let me know how these turn out 
Georgie xxx

2 comments:

  1. This is so cool! I would love to have a go at making my own bath bombs, especially since Lush ones are so expensive x
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  2. Yeah they don't fizz as much as the lush ones but they create a lovely smell and colour ... Thanks so much for the support ... I love your blog so much as well!!

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