Nothing is more tempting than the bath bomb display at Lush. They’re pretty, they smell divine, and they’re going to help create the baths of our dreams. But when these little fizzy delights average $6 each, you can spend a lot of your pay check before you know it. You work hard, and deserve to be pampered without spending too much dough. That’s why we’ve found some awesome DIY bath bomb recipes to help you unwind after a long day, with most of your money still safe in your wallet.
Lemon Bath Bomb by A Pumpkin and a Princess
These bath bombs are easy to make and give you a clean lemony scent. The perfect way to end a long summer day.
Rose, Oatmeal, and Lavender Bath Bombs by Lovely Greens
These bath bombs look straight out of a magazine. Who would get that you’ve made them in your kitchen? Another special elements to these bombs is that they have oatmeal in them. And, if you’ve ever had chicken pox, you know about oatmeal’s healing benefits. But, you don’t have to be itchy to enjoy the silky and hydrating properties it brings to your bath.
Orange Crush Bath Bombs by Mom Foodie
These sparkly bath bombs can’t help but make you excited for bath time. Reminiscent of Orange Crush soda, their scent will refresh you after even the longest day at work.
Pumpkin Spice Bath Bombs by Fun at Home with Kids
I’m a little biased; I’m a tremendous pumpkin supporter. But it doesn’t have to be fall for you to enjoy these. The cinnamon will keep you relaxed, and the fizziness will have you forgetting all your worries…at least until your bath is over. Warning: using this bath bomb will have you craving a pumpkin spice latte, regardless of the month.
If you’re up for being adventurous, the basic bath bomb recipe is:
- 1 cup citric acid
- 1 cup baking soda
- ½ cup cornstarch
- ½ cup melted coconut oil
- 8-10 drops of essential oil(s)
Instructions: Whisk the dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients. Slowly add the the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredient, and mold into whatever you please. From there on you can experiment with what scent combinations you like, as well as some added flourishes, such as dried flowers like lavender, rose, etc.
Bath time hasn’t been this fun since you were a kid!
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