I have another fun homemade Bath Product for you to check out today. These Bath Bombs are so easy to make and they are fantastic gifts when you stack them in a mason jar and tie with a ribbon.
I decided to make Oatmeal for these bath bombs for a few reasons- I thought some of you might like a fragrance and color free option- and that cream and white color looks so pretty and fresh for spring.
Another benefit is that this particular recipe is really great for any skin irritations or if you happen to get a little too much sun this summer.
This is a very soothing bath bomb to use in the tub.
There are a few things to gather up to make these but really these products will come in handy for all sorts of DIY bath products so once you have them you will be all set.
- ¼ Cup Baking Soda
- ¼ Cup Oatmeal
- 2 Tbsp Citric Acid– this can be found in either the baking aisle or where Ball Mason Jars are in stores like Walmart. Available online here as well as from Walmart here (I do strongly suggest buying online if you can just to save yourself from running all around to find this stuff. It is used for canning so it might be next to the spices and gelatin in stores or next to mason jars.)
- 2 Tbsp Cornstarch
- 2 Tbsp Carrier Oil — any that you have. I like Coconut Oil but Olive, Almond etc… all work.
- 1-2 Tbsp Water
- Food Coloring, Optional
- Essential Oil for Fragrance, Optional– you might add Rose or Lavender
- Silicon Mold, Optional– these can be found at craft stores, at stores like Ikea and occasionally Target or buy online here
So there you have what you need and now it is easy going:
In a bowl, combine baking soda, oatmeal, citric acid and cornstarch.
Add in your oil, and if using, essential oil and colorant. Mix until combined and when pressed together the mixture holds it shape.
If the mix is too crumbly, add a bit of water 1 tbsp at a time. (The more liquid you add, the longer the drying time.)
Press firmly into a silicon mold or mold by hand.
Allow to dry for 24 hours. If using a mold, remove from mold after 12 hours and allow to dry for an additional 12 hours.
Break one fizzy up under running bath water and relax!
These are great Homemade gifts too- just stack them in a mason jar (I like to cut small squares of parchment to put in between or you can use cupcake liners too) and tie with a bow!
You can change this up to have any colors or fragrances you like. These can be very fun for little ones to make and use in the tub too! I have seen these made in little plastic Easter eggs as the molds for children.
Here are a few other homemade beauty and bath products you might like:
Homemade Hand Scrub-– this is awesome for crafters, gardeners, painters or just if you have dry winter skin.