Want to add some fizz to bathtime? Why not make your own bath bomb with these simple instructions?
1 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