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DIY: Shower Bombs

Happy Tuesday!

I have been seeing these amazing bath bombs all over the web for quite some time now. I am not a fan of taking baths, so I was never too interested.

One day, I discovered shower bombs and I had to make some for myself. Showers are definitely more my style. I made one batch and quickly became addicted. They make the shower smell SO good! I have to share the recipe with you because they are super inexpensive to make and only take about 15 minutes! This is a really good gift idea for pretty much anyone. My kids like to use them in their bath because they love the colors and watching them fizz and dissolve. Let me know if you try them and how they turned out!

Here’s what you need

1 cup of Baking Soda

1/2 cup of Citric Acid

Witch hazel

10+ drops of essential oil (I use doterra oils because they are extremely pure but you can find oils at your craft store and bath and body works)

Gel Food coloring (optional)

Plastic soap molds (you can find these at any craft store for just a couple bucks)

Spray bottle

Now here’s where the magic happens

1.Measure out your baking soda and citric acid into a mixing bowl.

2.Add at least 20 drops of essential oil to the mixture and mix well with your hands

Add food coloring and mix until desired color is reached

3.Pour the witch hazel into a spray bottle and begin spraying it into your mixture, I recommend spraying a couple times and then quickly mixing. Repeat this until the mixture begins to hold together when you squeeze some in your hand, kind of like kinetic sand or wet snow.

4.Using a spoon, firmly pack the mixture into your molds.

5.Place the molds in the freezer for 10 minutes and then transfer them to a pan or plate or something flat where they can set over night

6. And you’re done! I store mine in a jar so I can see them because they are so pretty

To use, just put them on the shower floor when you first get in. The water will activate the bombs and they will begin to fizz and dissolve releasing the amazing smell into the moisture of the shower. It. is. amazing.

When you put them in the bath, they look like this…

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…and they make the bath smell incredible

I did not have any issue with the food coloring staining the tub if any of you are wondering.

TIPS

*It is wise to do a test run, sometimes if the mixture is not just right they might break when you take them out of the molds.

*If you are using food coloring in yours, I recommend wearing gloves or mixing with a whisk to avoid color getting all over your hands

*They dissolve quickly, so the bigger molds you get, the better 🙂

*If you want to make a bigger batch, just double the baking soda, citric acid, and oil.

*If the mixture is too dry, it will not hold it’s shape

I hope you are just as obsessed with these little gems as I am!!

Have a lovely week!

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