Are you wondering what the title of this post means? I wanted to make these bath bombs for a few months now and tried every recipe I could find. After I tried every method they described I still failed miserably every time. However, like we all do, I learned from each failed attempt and figured out a bath bomb recipe to make them form correctly without sagging, crumbling or splitting in half.
Bath Bomb Recipe
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup epsom salt
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1 tablespoon water
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 5-10 drops lavender (or your favorite oil)
- 1/4 cup mint (approximately. This is totally optional. My mom didn’t love the mint because it required more cleanup than without.)
- Bath bomb molds
First you will mix your dry ingredients. I used my kitchen aid with the whisk attachment. Then mix all of your wet ingredients in a different bowl. Once these are mixed, keep whisking the dry mixture as you slowly and carefully pour in your wet ingredients.
It’s hard for me to describe to you how exactly you will know your mixture is just right. For me, it was when my kitchen aid had just a tad of the mixture stuck on the sides.
Pack in your mixture into each half of your mold. Overpack them a little bit and put a sprinkle of unpacked mixture on top of the packed areas. This will make sure they stick and don’t split. Smash them together as tight as you can and then gently tap the sides of the molds. I removed the top half of the mold and let the bomb sit for a while. I let mine sit for about 2 hours.
Very gently try to remove the bottom portion of the mold and set it with that side facing up. The bombs need to dry before they are used. You can’t let them dry too much so let them sit as long as you can. I waited overnight.
These made my house smell like lavender for 2 weeks. They were that potent! These are very simple if you have the right recipe and follow the directions. I hope this helps you not waste as many of these ingredients as I did!