Snow on the rooftops, fairy lights in the windows and a hot bath waiting inside. Just add mullet wine and it’s a perfect winter evening for us. Even if the snow is actually rain and the fairy lights are traffic signals, we can still get cozy in the bath tub – with our DIY bath bombs!
One for me, one for you and one for the mother-in-law: This year, everyone’s getting selfmade bath bombs for Christmas for an extra relaxing time-off.
DIY Bath Bomb | What you need
For about 5-6 bath bombs with a width of 5 cm
- 250 g natron (sodium bicarbonate)
- 125 g citric acid
- 75 g cornstarch
- 90 g cocoa butter
- 6-8 drops essential oil (We used cinnamon-orange)
- 2 Tbsp dried petals (We used cornflower petals)
- Soap or food coloring of your choice
DIY Bath Bombs | How it works
Step 1: Fill the measured amounts of natron, citric acid and cornstarch in a bog bowl and mix together.
Step 2: Now we’re melting the cocoa butter! Put the butter in a heat proof bowl and place on top of hot water. Make sure no water gets inside the butter bowl and wait until it’s completely liquid. Stir until no lumps are left.
Step 3: To make our DIY bath bombs smell good and look beautiful, we’re adding 6-8 drops of essential oil. The more you use, the more intense it’ll smell. Same goes for the coloring: 5-10 drops are enough to add color. You might want to start small and add more and more drops as you go along until you reach the shade you like.
Step 4: We want our DIY bath bombs to create a flowery bath as soon as it hits the hot water. To get that effect, we add our cornflower petals into the mixture and distribute them evenly. Before forming our bath bombs, let the mixture sit for a couple of minutes.
Step 5: To form the bombs, we simply use our hands and roll about 2 tbsp of the mixture into a ball. For some extra flower love, add a few petals on top of the moist bath bombs. The bath bombs now have to dry for at least a day before gifting or using them.
Step 6: Let’s get the bath bombs ready for Christmas! Download the free labels, print them out and add them with some ribbon onto the bath bombs. Alternatively, fill the bath bombs into a jar and attach a lable to it.
Our DIY Christmas bath bombs are ready to be gifted and used ourselves!