Being a mother is tough work. Not only do you have to raise a child into the perfect being, there’s plenty of worry about safety that goes along with it. Brooke from What’sUpMoms knows a thing or two about being a safe mom and wants to share her latest project with the rest of us.
Bath bombs are the latest craze in spa and turns out, even kids enjoy the fresh aroma of this bathroom luxury. Brooke is showing us a very simple, DIY recipe to make a kid-safe bath bomb at home!
All you’ll need is the following ingredients:
½ Cup Baking Soda
¼ Cup Citric Acid
¼ Cup Cornstarch
¼ Cup Epsom Salt (or sea salt)
3 tsp Castor Oil
1 tsp Essential Oil
Soap or Food Coloring
1 Tbs Water (less or more depending on the mixture consistency)
Mold to shape your bath bomb
She begins by mixing the dry ingredients in a bowl first, (baking soda, citric acid, corn starch and Epsom salt). Then, she combines all the dry ingredients evenly by whisking. In a separate container, she combines all the liquid ingredients, castor oil, essential oil, water, a little soap or food coloring, and warns a few drops should do the trick! Mix all the wet ingredients together in a solid stir.
Brooke then begins the process of creating the bath bomb mixture and warns it’s a slow one. She slowly adds the liquid mixture, only a little at a time, then whisking after each bit of liquid is added. Once all the liquid has been added in, she continues whisking until it begins to have a clumping consistency. At this point, she packs the mixture tightly into both halves of her mold, an old Christmas ornament. (Who knew they were so versatile?) The she places a little sponge animal capsule in the center as a fun element. How fun is that?
She sets aside the mold for 24 hours, but for immediate use Brooke recommends placing it in the fridge for 30 minutes before using. Once hardened, tap the mold to release.
Tada! The perfect DIY bath bomb both you and your kids will love! Enjoy this fun activity!
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