This post has been sponsored by Sprouts Farmers Market. All opinions are 100% our own!
If you’re like me, at the end of your day, you’re often in dire need of some relaxation and self-care. Ever since we move into our
most recent project new home, I’ve been pushing for the installation of a bathtub. My husband finally came through on the promise this week, and I could not be more ecstatic. As a result, my DIY bath product knowledge and skills are growing. Bath bombs (aka bath fizzies) take the cake as one of the more fun products. They make great teacher gifts as well as Christmas (or birthday!) gifts for friends and family as well! Let’s get started. (I was really happy to find that *all* of the ingredients for this recipe are available at my local Sprouts store. One stop shopping? Yes, please!)
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup Epsom salts
- 1 tsp. water
- 2 tsp. essential oil
- 3 tsp. oil (you could use olive oil or coconut oil, depending on your preference)
Items & Utensils Needed
- large bowl
- small bowl or jar
- bath bomb mold
First combine all the dry ingredients. (For those who are wondering, the combination of baking soda and citric acid is what gives bath bombs their fizz — not unlike the baking soda and vinegar science experiment which might be more familiar. Baking soda can also be drying to sensitive skin — so be cautious. Epsom salts promote muscle relaxation. Ahhhhh!) Whisk these ingredients together in your large bowl until well-combined.
In the jar (or small bowl), combine the liquid ingredients. (At this point, some people add color to their bath bombs, but I opt not to do so. Personally, I don’t care for the chemical additive, and I prefer not to have dye in my new bathtub. Personal preference.) This is the fun part because this is where you get to choose your scent! Some combinations that I like include lavender and jasmine (floral and relaxing), bergamot and sandalwood (citrus and spicy), and rosemary or grapefruit (refreshing). You can choose one oil or experiment with combinations that you enjoy. (Sprouts has a great variety of oils and reasonable pricing!)
Slowly add the wet mixture to the dry mixture, about a spoonful at a time. When thoroughly combined, pack the mixture into the bath bomb molds—tightly—and let dry. Work quickly so the mixture doesn’t dry out before you get it into the molds. When dry, you can tie your bath bombs up prettily in tissue paper or put a few into a mason jar for storage or to give as gifts!