When One of a Kind Skincare first started, we created very unique bath bombs that resembled balls of snow, no nasty colours, no harmful fragrances that disrupt the endocrine system and no nasties! As our business continues to grow and evolve we no longer have the time or capacity to create our little balls of snow and have ventured in creating vegan skincare. So, we have decided to share our recipe for you to try at home!
P.S Keep in mind making bath bombs is really tricky, sometimes they work perfectly other times they fall apart all you need to do is play around with the mixture till it is right and you will eventually get it right!
What you need:
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- 1/2 cup Citric Acid
- 1/2 cup Epsom Salt
- 1/2 cup of Corn Starch
- 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1 1/4 tsp Water
- 10-20 drops Essential Oils we love using doterra lavender or Balance
- Bath Bomb Moulds
- Dried flowers (optional)
How to make your Natural Bath Bombs:
1. Add the baking soda, citric acid, epsom salt and corn starch into to a mixing bowl.
2. Mix all dry ingredients until all ingredients are combined.
3. Combine all wet ingredients, water, coconut oil and essential oils together in a small mixing bowl.
4. Pour your wet mixture into your dry mixture, pouring very slowly so as not to activate the citric acid. Stir carefully as you pour .
5. Your mixture now is ready to be added to the moulds, if you wish to add dried florals add them to the mould and then add the mixture to each side then stick them together till combined, squeeze the two sides together for a few seconds and slowly remove the ball from the moulds.
6. Put the bath bombs to dry out, we like to leave them overnight to completely dry out.
Tips and Tricks:
- Making natural bath bombs can be really tricky. The main reason they do not work is because you mixed the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients too fast, and the citric acid is activated too quickly, you have to be really slow and gentle at Step 4! If the citric acid is activated too quickly the bath bombs wont set properly and will either break apart at the moulding step or wont fizz during bath time so please be sure to be careful during the mixing stage.
Trouble Shooting: You can mix with your hands as you pour the liquid into the dry ingredients. Making sure to fully incorporate the ingredients together this also ensures you have full control and can mix all the ingredients properly.