Kristen's Recipes


Title:   Bath Bombs
Category:   Non-Food
From:   Living on a Dime
1 c baking soda
1/2 c citric acid
1/2 c cornstarch
2 T plus 1 t oil (almond, sunflower, coconut, mineral, canola or baby oil)
2 t water
1 to 2 t essential or fragrance oil
1/4 t borax
Food coloring
Directions:   Mix baking soda, citric acid and cornstarch. Mix the wet ingredients and the borax and slowly add to the dry ingredients, mixing constantly. Mix slowly or it will bubble too much. Pack into mold; let set for a few minutes and then remove from molds. Let dry another 24 hours. In humid climates you may need to dry longer. Use 1 to 3 per bath. Store in an airtight container. Wrap in cellophane bags for a night gift.

[The mixture is very crumbly and dry. Mix as well as you can and then pack tightly into molds. If the bath bombs won't hold their shapes, add one t oil. If you want to make Bath Seeds instead don't pack into molds. Just place in a pretty jar and label. Use 2 to 4 T per bath.]