Spa’s have gotten very popular over the last couple of years thanks to the relaxing atmosphere and the fantastic treatments. Unfortunately, not everyone has the luxury of attending a spa on a regular basis. Now you can have your own occasional spa treatment at home, using bath bombs. When bath bombs are placed into the water, they let off an aroma that will make all of your worries and stress, wash away. Bath bombs are large colored balls that you can make yourself, then place in the bath tub when you want to take a relaxing soak. These bath bombs work by letting off scents that will help you relax and create your own spa in the comforts of home. When you put these bath bombs into your bath tub, they will swirl and spin. While all of this movement is going on in your tub, the bath bomb is letting off skin softeners to make your skin soft and smelling great.
Luxurious bath bombs are not only a great treat for yourself when you want to kick back and relax, but they also make the perfect gift. Creating several bath bombs of different colors and scents and placing them into a soft bag with a ribbon tie, attached with a note, can be the perfect gift for a family member of friend. Below, I will give you the recipe to make these terrific bath bombs so you can start your own at home spa.
Bath Bomb Recipe
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
2 1/2 tablespoon oil (for oils, you can use 1 tablespoon cocoa, mango or shea butter-melted)
3/4 tablespoon witch hazel in a fine mister
1/2 tablespoon carrier oil (you can use sweet almond, grape seed or jojoba)
15 to 20 drops of essential oils / fragrance
1/4 teaspoon borax
1/4 teaspoon vitamin E oil or 1 large capsule
Vegetable or other natural color
You will also need to find a mold. Ice trays or soap molds work well.
Instructions For Making Bath Bombs
Step One: Start out by mixing the baking soda and citric acid together. Follow this by adding the dry coloring. Do not use too much because the witch hazel will make the color show. Do not add the witch hazel as of yet.
Step Two: Next, add your fragrance of choice. Add a little at a time, stirring as you add. Now it’s time to add the witch hazel. Stir until the mix begins to stick together.
Step Three: Put the mixture into the the molds. Let them sit a few minutes before tapping them out of the molds. Allow the bath bombs three to four hours to air dry. The harder the bath bombs are, the better they will work in the bath tub.
That’s all there is to making luxurious bath bombs at home. Using these bath bombs can make you feel as if you are at a spa with all of the fresh aromas and skin softeners. Get creative and add other variations to make the recipe even better. Adding epson salts or dead sea salt along with the other ingredients makes for a different bath bomb experience. Give this recipe a try if you are looking for a inexpensive relaxation technique.