DIY Bath Bombs At Home
Who doesn’t love nice smelling and refreshing bath tubs with scented soaps, candles and flowers floating on the water? Almost everyone fancies a calming bath, especially after a long day of work and dealing with all sorts of chores and stresses. Most people love to indulge in their me-time in showers and Jacuzzi baths where they tend to spend time being soaked in fragrant water. Now you might think this is all possible for someone else but not you or that you may get to experience all this but in perhaps a hotel. Nope, not at all. Bath bombs are a great way to cleanse, freshen and perfume your bathing experience at home. They are basically small palm sized balls like soap that are made from different healthy and natural ingredients and they work for various purposes. One of them is to give you a soap free, scented bath that is both relaxing and healthy for your skin because bath bombs don’t have chemicals in them. You can buy them from a market as well, any place that has bathing items like shower gels and face washes. But you can also make them at home if you do not want to spend so much money on a machine-made bath bombs because sometimes, they can become expensive if you are trying to maintain a budget. In this article you will find an easy way to make a bath bomb and also what different ingredients you can use in them, so keep reading.
How to Make Bath Bombs?
Bath bombs may look like they must be difficult to make but actually they are quite easy, though you do require a few things. Below is a list of the basic ingredients you would need to make bath bombs at home.
Things You Need
1 cup baking soda
½ cup citric acid
½ cup Epsom salts
1 tsp water
2 tsp essential oil
3 tsp olive oil
Food coloring (any color you want)
Mix all the ingredients mentioned above and fill them up in ball shaped mould. These ingredients are not dangerous for health and they won’t cause any trouble for the skin as well. However, if you have skin allergies or skin problems that require you to be extra careful, then it is better to ask your doctor before using anything no matter its homemade or purchased from a brand that makes it in machines.
How to Use Bath Bombs?
Bath bombs are very easy to use. Since they are already assembled and ready to use, all you would need to do is to put them in your bath tub when the water is full. Let the bombs get soaked in water and they will slowly melt away, filling the entire place with an alluring scent that calms the mind and draws one in towards the water. You can also put a few bath bombs in a swimming pool and spend time there swimming and having a pool party with friends or loved ones.
Different Types of Bath Bombs
Bath bombs don’t have to be all the same. In fact, they are of so many different types and scents, all based on what you use in ingredients. You can also replace a few ingredients like olive oil and use coconut oil or almond oil in its place because these are only carrier oils and help to soften the skin and nourish it. Furthermore, using different essential oils will give you different bath bombs, so you can use lavender oil and chamomile oil to make bath bombs that will aid in relaxing the nerves and sleeping. Using mandarin oil and lemon grass oil will help in freshening the mind and waking you up so they are good for morning baths. Thus, whatever effect you want, you can make a bath bomb using certain essential oils and get these goodies at home.