Easy Bath Bath Bomb Recipe
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Who doesn’t love a great-smelling bath from time-to-time? Bath bombs are all the rave and for good reason!
They make your bath water colorful, (sometimes) sparkly, and totally great-smelling. My Peppermint Essential Oils Easy Bath Bomb Recipe will make the perfect gift. Everyone deserves some self-care time, right?!
This easy bath bomb recipe will make your skin silky smooth. It also boasts a refreshing smell. I used peppermint essential oil and the scent takes over my bathroom. I love it!
Not only do I love the smell of the peppermint essential oil, but the benefits are amazing. They calm your mind, easy topical pain, offers respiratory relief when inhaled and can even sooth sunburn when applied to the skin!
Watch this video to see how easy this easy bath bomb recipe is to make!
2 cups baking soda
1 cup citric acid (It’s cheaper to buy in bulk on Amazon)
[amazonjs asin=”B00EYFKNL8″ locale=”US” title=”Milliard Citric Acid 5 Pound (5 Pound)”]
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup cream of tartar
1/4 cup SLSA (I get mine on Amazon)
[amazonjs asin=”B06Y19699H” locale=”US” title=”Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSA) (1 lb.) “]
1/3 cup coconut oil (melted or solid. Both work!)
1 tablespoon polysorbate 80 (I get mine on Amazon)
[amazonjs asin=”B00H8QPLFS” locale=”US” title=”Polysorbate 80 (Solubilser) 125 grams”]
10-20 drops of Peppermint essential oils (I get mine from Amazon)
[amazonjs asin=”B00P6O9KDS” locale=”US” title=”Healing Solutions Peppermint Essential Oil (100% Pure – Therapeutic Grade) – 10ml”]
White, pink or red cosmetic glitter (I get mine on Amazon)
[amazonjs asin=”B015PK1KOY” locale=”US” title=”Extra Fine Pink Glitter Powder”]
Red gel coloring (I get mine on Amazon)
[amazonjs asin=”B01E0JZNGM” locale=”US” title=”AmeriColor Basic Six Kit Soft Gel Paste Food Color”]
Bath bomb molds (I get mine on Amazon)
[amazonjs asin=”B073PTYJM2″ locale=”US” title=”Caydo 30 Pieces 3 Sizes DIY Metal Bath Bomb Mold “]
Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
[amazonjs asin=”B01HMW4D6A” locale=”US” title=”Fine Mist Spray Bottle, 2.5 OZ (Pack of 3)”]
1 large and 1-2 small mixing bowls
[amazonjs asin=”B01GVMW044″ locale=”US” title=”13 Piece Colorful Kitchen Mixing Set “]
Steps 1-5: In a large mixing bowl, add the baking soda, citric acid, cornstarch, cream of tartar and SLSA.
Step 6: Add coconut oil. This binds all the ingredients together, so you bath bombs don’t crumble when you touch them!
Step 7: Add the polysorbate 80. This helps the coconut oil disperse more evenly in your bath water, and makes the bath bombs bubbly.
Steps 8-9: Add the peppermint essential oil.
Step 9: Mix ingredients together.
Steps 10-11: Add glitter and gel coloring. For lighter bath bombs, we used 2 drops of the color. For the darker bombs, we used 4 drops.
Step 12: Mix the ingredients together. I use my hands to break down any lumps and make sure everything is really mixed in there. The mixture is perfect when it holds together when you press it into your hands and feels like wet sand.
Steps 13-15: Take one mold and fill each side with the mixture until it is a bit over-flowing. Press both sides together, using a twisting/grinding motion to get rid of any excess mixture.
Steps 16-17: Gently tap each side and carefully remove the bomb. As you progress through making the bath bombs, you may need to spray the mixture with the rubbing alcohol to moisten it, so the remaining bombs bind together.
Allow the bath bombs to dry a minimum of 24 hours. My rule of thumb is that when it is hard to the touch, they are ready for the final stage…the fun fizzy bath!!!
Have you ever made a bath bomb? I want to hear what you think of this easy bath bomb recipe!