Packaging ain’t much of an issue when it comes to bath bombs as you can get them package-free from Lush and a few other stores. However, they can cost a lot of money. So, making your own ain’t only cheaper, but also customized to your own personal taste!
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All the ingredients were purchased in paper packaging or with zero packaging. The links are listed below.

Basic ingredients:

  • 1 C citric acid- From Wilko
  • 2 C baking/ Bicarbonate of soda- From Wilko
  • 1-2 tsp essential oil- I used grapefruit from Livemoor 
  • 1-2 tbsp water- more or less

If you wanna be a lil’ fancy dancy, you can add any of the following ingredients:

  • Food coloring- I extract mine from fruits and veggies
  • Dry herbs
  • Lemon zest
  • Epsom salt- Use the same amount as citric acid
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Coconut oil
  • Almond oil

Pro-tip: Extract the color from any bright colored vegetable or fruits by grating/ blending it with no water. Squeeze the liquids from it using a muslin/ cheese cloth. Use it as a food coloring- I use it to color muffin icing as it doesn’t effect the taste/ smell.
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Method:

  1. Combine your dry ingredients (citric acid and baking soda) in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Combine your wet ingredients in a different bowl.
  3. Slowly, add the wet mix to the dry mix and whisk until well-combined (The mixture will start reacting when you pour the wet mix. Keep whisking continuously).
  4. You’re looking for a dum mixture that clump when pressed.
  5. Add more/ less water if needed.
  6. In a silicone mold, muffin tins or Christmas ornaments, pack the mixture in and press tightly.
  7. Let it set for 1-2 days in a room temperature. Carefully, release from the mold- I use 2 at a time because they are small. Enjoy!
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Press the mixture into the mold
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I used strawberries to make the mixture pink
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Grapefruit bath bombs
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Rose bath bombs

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