Yes, I like to take baths, especially baths that smell nice and will not dry out my already dry skin (I live in Wisconsin, after all!) I bathe at night so I can sleep later in the morning, so I tend to use Lavender as the essential oil in this recipe, but you can use whichever one you’d like. Just make sure you use the same amount. Baking soda is added in this recipe because it draws toxins out of the body, and Citric Acid is what makes the fizz in the tub. For the coloring agent (if you choose to use one), I use a mica for cold-process soap that is skin and eye safe (not a liquid colorant.) The less liquid you use in this recipe, the better. If you use the mold shown in the recipe, this recipe makes 6 bath bombs.
1 cup citric acid
2 cups baking soda
Lavender essential oil, 30-50 drops
Witch hazel in a spray bottle set on fine mist
Coloring agent, such as this skin and eye safe Mica (optional)
If you’re getting fancy, a bath bomb mold (I have this one and it’s perfect!)
Sift the citric acid and baking soda together in a large bowl to eliminate clumps, then add your mica (if using) and whisk together carefully. You can add all the mica you want until you get your desired color (you may need more than you think.) Mix your essential oils into the dry mixture and whisk thoroughly until blended and you begin to smell the oils. Take the spray bottle of witch hazel and spray once or twice, and quickly whisk. If it starts to fizz, whisk until it stops. Repeat this until the mixture feels and looks like wet sand, and it should maintain its shape when squeezed in your hand. At this point, you’ll take a spoon and pack the mixture into the mold. Let it dry for 24 hours in the mold. After 24 hours has passed, DO NOT TURN IT UPSIDE DOWN! The bath bombs will have shrunk a little bit, and they could fall out and break. Just press from the bottom to unmold and turn the individual molds inside out. Voila! You’ve just made your very own fizzy bath bombs!!