Want to create a gift for someone this Easter without the chocolate? Why not give these easy bath bombs a go! Welcome back to my blog for another Easter themed project! Let’s get straight to it!
~ Makes 5 bath bombs ~
What we’ll need:
- 1 cup bicarbonate soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 4 drops vanilla essential oil – or any scent that you fancy
- Food colouring
- Water spray bottle
- Moulds – I’ve used small easter eggs and easter shaped cookie cutters
Let’s get started!
To start, weigh out all of the ingredients and place the bicarbonate of soda and citric acid into a bowl together.
Using a whisk, gently combine the two until there are no lumps left.
In a spray bottle, add a small amount of food colouring to some water. I’ve gone for blue colouring. Also add your essential oils in the spray bottle at this point too and shake well to combine with the water.
Now spray about 2 sprays of water into the powder mix at a time and gently mix with a whisk until it starts to clump together.
When the mixture starts to come together, get your hands in there and start moulding.
If you are using moulds make sure they are clean before you use them. I’ve chosen to use hollow easter eggs as well. Push the bath bomb mixture into the easter eggs until it is flush with the top of the mould.
Push the two halves together but don’t close the mould completely otherwise you will not be able to get it out (I speak from experience!) Instead to shutting it completely you can wrap an elastic band around it to keep the mould together.
For the flat bath bombs, lay grease proof paper over a baking tray and lay your cookie cutter on top of it.
Using your hands, pack the mixture in the cookie cutter. Take extra care around the sides to make the end result level!
Leave all of your bath bombs for about an hour to set and they should set pretty hard. They should also start to peel away from the moulds slightly too.
After an hour, pop your bath bombs out of the moulds and they are ready to use!
These work great as gifts if you wrap them up in cellophane or tissue paper! To use them, just pop one into a bath of warm water and watch them fizz!