Bath bombs are
easy to make and provide a delightful fizzing adventure in the tub.
If you do not know what a bath bomb is, it is a sweet scented mixture
of citric acid, baking soda and other ingredients that fizz when you
plop them into your tub.
As your bomb
fizzes, the scent is released filling the room with a comforting
aroma that lasts for hours.
To make bath
bombs, you will need 1/3 part citric acid, and 2/3 part baking soda
as well as some witch hazel in a spray bottle.
First, mix the
baking soda and citric acid together well, so that they are blended
well. Next, add colorant if desired (you can use dried herbs for
colour, just a pinch or so) and enough fragrance to scent the mixture well.
Now, grab your
witch hazel, and work fast as the mixture will start fizzing once you
start adding the hazel. Sprits with one hand, and stir well with the
other hand until the mixture is thoroughly wet with a consistency of
Now firmly press
your mixture into moulds (ice cube trays work well), then let your
bombs sit overnight until dry.
If your bombs fizz
in the moulds, just continue pressing them down. This just means that
you used too much witch hazel resulting in a mixture that was too
wet. Over time you will know what consistency is best for the
humidity in your area. Until then, practice makes perfect.
The more you pack
your mixture into your mould, the longer lasting and harder your
bombs will be.
Your bath bombs
can be used for yourself, as gifts to family and friends or sold to
make some spare cash.
A nice way to
package your bombs for gift giving would be to wrap them in
cellophane and place a few in a large coffee cup, along with a sealed
bag of hot cocoa, tea or coffee and a small candle.
attractively in colourful wrap, add a bow, and you have a mini spa
treat that is sure to please anyone.
Paul Duxbury is
Head of Training for a major UK Charitable Organisation with a wealth
of experience in personal development, management development,
e-learning and operational management. In addition he owns PK eBooks
(http://www.pk-ebooks.co.uk) and has just published Tennis for
Everyone which can be found at http://www.pk-ebooks.co.uk/tennis_for_everyone.htm
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