How to make a bath bomb

Want to add some fizz to bathtime? Why not make your own bath bomb with these simple instructions?
bath-bomb-DIY-Valentines-Day-e13598238792031 Mix two cups bicarbonate of soda with half a cup of cream of tartar (or one cup citric acid) in a bowl.

2 Add a teaspoon of food colouring of your choice, then two teaspoons of food flavouring. You could try lemon, for example, for an invigorating time in the tub, or rose for a more relaxing soak. Mix quickly and thoroughly, working any lumps back to powder.

3 The mixture needs to hold together when you squeeze it, so use a hand spray to add a little water as necessary to get the right consistency.

4 Use your mixture to fill the moulds in a mini muffin tin, cake pop mould or ice cube tray. Press down lightly on the top of each bath bomb.

5 Leave the bath bombs in a warm, dry area for a few hours or overnight until they are set hard. Tap each mould to remove the bombs. They’ll need to be used up within a few weeks so they’re still full of fizz.

 Tip: For a more luxurious version, swap the food flavouring for a few drops of an essential oil of your choice.


Divine Calm essential oil, The Body Shop


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