Monday, 25 June 2012

Lavender bliss bath bombs

Don't you just love sinking into a hot bath at the end of a tiring day? My whole family are addicted to baths, especially with the addition of a fizzy bath bomb. We have tried several bath bomb creations from the shop, Lush. They have a soothing effect as well as smelling delicious. Some have moisturising qualities, others are uplifting. There are heaps and heaps to choose from. When our local Lush store closed down we were left with no choice but to try making our own.

We have called our creations "Lavender Bliss". They are made using the following materials:
  • Apricot kernel oil (you can use almond oil instead)
  • 10 tbl spoons of bi-carbonate of soda
  • 3 tbl spoons of citric acid
  • aromatherapy oil - we used lavender
  • food colouring
  • flower petals from our garden
  • muffin tin and muffin cases
  • spoon
  • 2 small glass jars
  • mixing bowl
We bought our scented oils at a health food shop. I have also seen a number of websites where you can buy them online.

Step1: You start by pouring the bi-carb soda and citric acid into a bowl. Mix the ingredients together well.

Step 2: Scoop out about half a cup of this mixture and put it in into another bowl. This will make about one or two bath bombs (depending on the size of moulds in your muffin tray).

Step 3: Add the flower petals or body glitter to the base mixture.

Step 4: In a small glass jar, mix together 6 drops of your scented oil, 5 teaspoons of apricot kernel oil and about 10 drops of food colouring. We used two jars - one with blue food colouring and one with pink.

Step 5: Gradually pour the oil mixture into the half cup of the base mixture. Quickly mix it all together with a spoon. The mixture is ready when it stays together in your hands without crumbling too much.

Step 6: Spoon the mixture into the muffin tray, lined with paper muffin cases. Press it down firmly.

Step 7: You can use the rest of the mixture with other types of scented oil or food colouring to make more bath bombs. We stuck to blue and pink bombs - all with lavender oil and petals.

Step 8: Leave the bombs in the tray to set for a few days.

Step 9: Run a bath, hop in and drop a bomb. Watch it fizzzzzz!

1 comment:

  1. What a super fun idea to do with your kids! I bet they loved making their own fizzies for the bath.:)