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« on: April 25, 2013 04:02:57 AM »

Bath bombs are such great way to relax. I have two kids and a full time job, so the only time I get to escape is when I am either showering or bathing. Not only is the bath bomb a great way to relax but there are many beneficial factors. Some of the benefits includes: softening of the water which makes your body feel silky smooth, the essential oil used have certain properties that help with ailments such as aching muscles, insomnia and fatigue, and moisturizing of the skin. It is such a great way to enhance your bathing experience.

I usually purchase my bath bombs from Lush which varies in price depending on the size. It can run to about $4-$6 a bomb.  My four year old daughter loves it as well. She is a girly girl, so anything that is pink and has flowers catches her eyes. So it can also be something fun for the little ones. Another great idea is wrapping it up and giving them as gifts or favors. The possibilities are endless fun…

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Ingredients:

8 oz. Baking Soda

4 oz. Citric Acid

4 oz. Corn Starch

4 oz. Epsom Salts

3/4 tsp. Water

2 tsp. Essential Oil

2.5 tsp. Almond Oil

A few drops of food coloring (any color you like)

Sugar Flower (the kind you use for decorating cakes)

Round, snap-together plastic ornaments





Place all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stir it altogether. Place wet ingredients in a small jar and mix. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir, using a whisk. Place sugar flower upside down or any other kinds of things you would like to put in the bath bomb (such as pop rocks candy, lavender buds, glitter, and so on)  in one half of the ornaments. Pack mixture tightly into first half of the plastic ornament and then repeat with second half of ornament the press both halves together. If you find that the mixture is not packing well, place back into the bowl and add a little bit of water. Not too much water because a little goes a long way. Carefully release from mold. Place bath bombs on a towel to dry. Let dry for 1-2 days before wrapping. After it is completely dry, you can now place it in a plastic bag, tie it with a bow, and place it in gift baskets or in a bowl near your bath tub. Enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013 05:21:02 AM »

I think using the plastic ball ornament for a mold is a super idea.
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013 12:58:38 PM »

It is and plus it was only like $.25 lol not bad at all.
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2013 07:06:50 PM »

Don't forget the benefits of having the epsom salts in the bath bombs, that stuff's amazing, the baking soda's also really good for your skin and muscles too.

I also love that you used the ornament as a mold, such a great idea. And using the pre-made decorations is so cute and easy.

Do you have a recipe for your bombs? I'm always looking to try new bath stuff, and plus i really wanna know what the pop rocks are for, i've never seen that in a bath bomb recipe before
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2013 05:02:36 AM »

Yes I do,

Ingredients:

8 oz. Baking Soda

4 oz. Citric Acid

4 oz. Corn Starch

4 oz. Epsom Salts

3/4 tsp. Water

2 tsp. Essential Oil

2.5 tsp. Almond Oil

A few drops of food coloring (any color you like)

Sugar Flower (the kind you use for decorating cakes)

Round, snap-together plastic ornaments

I have more direct instructions in my blog: http://sweetmelange.com/2013/02/19/diy-bath-bombs/
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2013 02:30:02 PM »

awsome thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2013 05:52:06 PM »

Thank you for the recipe. Can't wait to try it.
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2013 03:08:17 PM »

Thanks for the recipe! I think these are so wonderful! I got some from my sister last year for Christmas and fell in love with bath bombs, but can't wrap my brain around spending a ton of money on them. Awesome!
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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2014 12:26:01 PM »

I'd like to try these but the link to the blog with the instructions gives a "page cannot be found".

Okay I found it. It is actually at http://sweetmelangeblog.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/diy-bath-bombs/
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