A bath bomb (also called a bath fizzie) is a skin softening bath product that produces “fizz” when it comes into contact with water. Bath bombs contain citric acid and baking soda, although the more elaborate bath bomb recipes include luxurious butters, oils, colors, fragrance, and herbs. In order to get bath bombs to form a shape, witch hazel is gently sprayed into the bath bomb mixture until it is crumbly.
Making your own homemade bath bombs is really easy to do. With a few essential ingredients and fillable plastic ornaments, you are able to create any number of different bath bombs. In fact, even if you don’t have the fillable plastic ornaments, you can use other things like silicone molds or even leave the bath bomb in a loose form that you can scoop into your tub.
Bath bombs or bath fizzes can introduce many great elements to tub time. Some examples of this are the wonderful aromatic or healing capabilities of herbs and/or essential oils. You can even make bath bombs bright, colorful, and fun by introducing fragrance oils and soap colorants to the mix.
Knowing how stressful the holiday season can be for many of us, we recently sought out to make some soothing and relaxing themed bath bombs. Anyone with a chaotic and busy schedule can relate that sometimes, it is necessary to take a step back, breath, and focus on relaxing; even if it is just for a short period of time. The recipe that was created was inspired by the goal of relaxation; and are called Lavender Sage Bath Bombs. These enjoyable fizzes are just what you need to take the edge off.
Some of the key ingredients used in these fabulous lavender bath bombs are:
Bentonite Clay Powder– used to help clean impurities on the skin
Lavender Flower Powder– a natural relaxant, is also used for the soothing of irritated skin as well as healing.
Castor Oil– a humectant that draws moisture to your skin.
Rose Petals– great for relaxation but also have antiseptic, antiparasitic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Citric Acid- reacts with baking soda and water to create fizz. Citric acid is a natural water softener.
When you are ready, here are the steps to use a bath bomb:
1. Tell your family you are out of commission for 30 minutes.
2. Run your bath water. Do not add any bubbles to the water.
3. When you are ready to get in the tub, hold your bath bomb above water. Do not let it get wet.
4. Gently get in the tub and finally place your bath bomb in the water.
5. Set back, relax, and enjoy your peace and quiet while also enjoying the delightful fizz, calming scent, and tranquility of the moment.
Hint: If you make bath bombs that contain herbs, but you do not want those herbs floating around your tub, you can always place the bath bomb into a nylon, cheesecloth, or gauze prior to putting it into the water.