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Last Updated on August 6, 2019 by Ellen Christian
Wondering how to make natural bath bombs? There’s nothing more relaxing than sinking into a hot bath at the end of the day unless you count adding your favorite bath bomb to the water! While I love bath bombs, I’m concerned about the ingredients that some brands use. When you make your own bath bombs, you have complete control over the ingredients you use.
Make Natural Bath Bombs
You can make natural bath bombs that just include the ingredients you feel are safe for your skin or your family’s. There are no worries about ingredients you cannot pronounce with potential negative side effects.
Are homemade bath bombs safe?
Provided you make the homemade bath bombs with safe ingredients, there’s no reason that they should not be safe. Some bath bombs recipes use synthetic fragrances which can cause allergic reactions. But, this recipe uses only essential oils so there should be no issues provided you are not allergic to the ingredients that are used. Here are a few tips when you make natural skin care products.
Can bath bombs be harmful?
Too much of anything can be harmful. Because the bath bombs contain fragrance from the essential oils, there is the potential for a yeast or urinary tract infection. If you are prone to these types of infections, you may want to limit your use of bath bombs.
How do I make bath bombs stick together?
Getting the bath bombs ingredients to stick together is one of the most challenging parts of making bath bombs. It’s important that you use enough coconut oil to get them to hold their shape. If you don’t use enough when you make natural bath bombs like these, they will crumble.
Can bath bombs be used in the shower?
If you don’t have a bathtub, you can use the bath bomb in the shower. Just set the bath bomb on the bottom of the shower floor. When the water hits it, the scent will be released into the shower. You won’t get the moisturizing benefits because it won’t touch your skin. But, you will get the scent.
Do bath bombs make bubbles?
No, traditional bath bombs do not make bubbles. In order to have bubbles, you would need to add SLSA (Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate). Since that is often considered an irritant, I avoid this in my beauty products.
Can you use these as soap?
No, not really. Bath bombs don’t contain surfactants which is what typically cleanse your skin. Bath bombs will moisturize your skin if they contain ingredients like jojoba oil and coconut oil. But, they don’t really clean your skin.
How do you store homemade bath bombs?
When you make natural bath bombs, you need to be sure that they are dried completely before you put them away. Once the bath bombs are completely dry, you can store them in a Ziploc bag. Just place one or two bath bombs in the bag and gently squeeze out all of the air. Then seal the bath and they should stay good until you need them. Be sure to store them in a cool, dry place.
Can I use coconut oil in bath bombs?
Most definitely, this natural bath bombs recipe uses coconut oil. Coconut oil is so good for your skin that it’s one of my favorite oils to use in homemade beauty products. Check out the many beauty uses of coconut oil. If you want to make natural bath bombs, check out my bath bombs instructions for Earl Grey and Lavender bath bombs.
Why not check out this easy herbal bath bomb.
Other homemade beauty recipes
There are so many homemade beauty recipes that you can try. I love figuring out which things I can make myself instead of buying at the store. Plus, they make great gifts for friends and family for Christmas or anytime you need a pick me up. Or, if you’re looking for something simple, check out these homemade makeup removers you have in the kitchen. If you want to make natural bath bombs, keep reading.
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- Homemade facial toner
- Detox bath soak
- Hair conditioner with aloe vera
What you’ll need to get started
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup powdered buttermilk
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup Epsom salts
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon jojoba oil
- 2 tablespoons turmeric powder
- 2 tablespoons dried dandelions
- 10-20 drops turmeric essential oil
- Stainless steel bath bomb molds
- Mini muffin tin (optional)
- Spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
- 1 large mixing bowl
- In a large mixing bowl, add the baking soda, buttermilk, Epsom salts and cornstarch. Whisk dry ingredients together.
- Add the coconut oil. This binds all the ingredients together, so you bath bombs don’t crumble when you touch them!
- Add turmeric essential oil and jojoba oil.
- Mix ingredients thoroughly. You may need to use your hands to break down any lumps and make sure everything is mixed in. The mixture is perfect when it holds together when you press it into your hands and feels like wet sand. Mix in the dried dandelion and turmeric.
- Fill both sides of the mold with the mixture, press molds together and grind to remove excess mixture. Gently tap each side of the mold to release the bombs. To avoid the bombs breaking during the drying phase, put them in a mini muffin tin. They fit perfectly!
- Allow to dry a minimum of 24 hours. If your climate is wet or cold, allow an additional 24 hours. My rule of thumb is that when it is hard to the touch, they are ready for the tub! Store in an airtight container until ready for use.
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Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes you can feel beautiful at any age and any size. She shares healthy, realistic beauty and fashion information geared toward women over the age of 40. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.