Over the weekend the boys and I experimented a little with our traditional bath bomb recipe and came up with an alternative that was too irresistible not to share. Apparently we’ve gone through a phase whereby each and every bath time experience must be accompanied by a bubbling treat – of-course I am also guilty of loving bath bombs too so I can totally relate to the boys needs when it comes to making bath time fun. The only downfall is that the store-bought versions are often costly and sometimes way too big for each and every bath occurrence.
We call these ‘Frothy Bath Bombs’ because they look like a decadent dessert with a meringue-like texture. At first we were skeptical they would even work out because when we placed them in their molds they expanded exponentially! They ended up growing 3x their original size but the end result was so adorable and fully functional in their bubbly purpose when used in the tub. Next time we make them we will place them in muffin tins and line them with decorative paper so that they resemble yummy treats we can give as gifts – but for now they look oh so cute just the way they are in the bathroom.
What you will need:
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup Epsom salts (optional)
- water bottle with water
- 2 tsp. essential oil or castile soap
- 3 tsp baby oil (olive oil works too)
- food color
- glass or stainless bowl (important)
- bath bomb mold or ice cube trays to store
- sprinkles or sparkles
Ready, Set, GO!
Place all dry ingredients in bowl and whisk together evenly. Then in a separate bowl mix the essential oil (or castile soap), baby oil and food colouring. Once mixed add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and whisk. You will see some lumps but don’t worry!
Once mixed spritz the mixture with water until it forms a soft playdough-like texture. Use your hands to mix thoroughly, and place small portions in molds – about 1/3 of the mold should be filled with mixture. We added the sprinkles at this point. Don’t worry- this stuff grows!! Place on heating vent for best results and wait 4-6 hours before removing.
That’s it! You now have the cutest little bath bombs ever!