It’s Easter weekend and not everyone is into chocolate, so I’ve decided to show you how to make your own DIY Easter Egg Bath Bombs.
A basic bath bomb recipe
2 tsp water
4 tsp oil (olive, avocado, grape, coconut, Shea butter etc)
2 tsp essential oil
1/2 cup citric acid
1 cup bicarbonate of soda
1/2 cup cornflour
1/2 cup Epsom salt
Dried lavender, rose petals or any other dried flower of your choice
Food or soap colouring
A big bowl
A small whisk
Moulds (be it round circular ones, silicone ice trays or even silicone baking trays)
Syringes or pipettes
A table spoon
Combine all the dry ingredients and whisk it gently so that you don’t kick up too much powder.
In a separate container, mix all the wet ingredients well.
If you are using coconut oil or Shea butter, you’ll need to melt them first.
Keep in mind that if you use olive or avocado oil, it will turn your mixture yellow. Coconut oil won’t.
I’ve opted to use a combination of grapefruit and orange oil, which will also add to the overall yellow colour of the mixture.
Using a syringe or dropper, SLOWLY add the wet ingredients to the powder mixture and whisk it in FAST.
The liquid activates the fizzy reaction. The more fizz you make while mixing in the wet ingredients, the less your bath bomb will fizz in the bath. Patience is a necessity here.
The mixture is ready when little clumps start to form, but it should still be quite dry.
If you want to add colouring, now is the time to do it. Remember to add it slowly and sparingly because it will also cause the mixture to fizz.
I added a few drops of yellow to make the initial yellow colour a little brighter. I also placed a tiny bit of the mix into a seperate bowl and made it orange.
Place the mixture into your mould, taking care to compress it as much as you can. Squashing it all together is what will keep your bath bombs together once they have dried.
Let them dry out on their own for a full day before carefully removing them from their moulds.
Shop the Ingredients and Equipment for your own DIY Easter Egg Bath Bombs
Citric acid – Amazon (£5)
Bicarbonate of soda – Amazon (£6)
Cornflour – Morrisons (75p)
Epsom salt – Boots (£5)
Essential Oils – Amazon (£13)
Shea butter – Amazon (£5)
Dried lavender – Amazon (£4)
Soap colouring – Amazon £8.50)
Big glass bowl – Wilko (£3)
Smaller white bowls – Wilko (£1)
Measuring spoons – Tesco (£9)
Small metal whisk – Tesco (£1)
Easter egg mould – Amazon (£2.40)
Syringes – Amazon (78p)
Pipettes – Amazon (£5)