So it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday and as usual I am very unprepared, sorry mum! Not only with a blog post but also a present so I thought I would combine the two and share my last minute Mother’s Day DIY gift! These mini bath bombs are really easy to create and make the perfect handmade gift to treat your mum to this Mother’s Day!
Here’s how I made them…
Baking Soda, 160g
Cream of tartar, 80g
Epsom Salts, 4 tbsp
Essential oils, approx 20 drops
Coconut oil, 2 tbsp
Water bottle with spray attachment
Ice cube tray
I have been looking into making bath bombs for a while and have pinned a few recipes that looked easy, for this DIY I chose to adapt one (original here) that didn’t use citric acid as I wanted a more natural solution. The combination of baking soda and cream of tartar is a great replacement to citric acid, if like me you are a little wary of using it.
To make 12 small bath bombs, I started by mixing the baking soda with the cream of tartar and epsom salts in a large bowl and giving them a good stir. I then melted two tablespoons of coconut oil in a mug in the microwave before pouring it into the bowl. Along with that I added some drops of essential oils, you can buy these online from Amazon or Ebay, and mixed it all together. The combination of essential oils and coconut oil makes the bath bombs super moisturising and leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth.
Top tip: Don’t worry if the mixture falls apart at this stage, it will set in the trays.
Next I grabbed a small handful and packed it together into my palm, using small sprays of water to help bind the powder a little more if it started to crumble. I then packed a small amount into each space in the ice cube tray, patting it down so the powder was nice and compact. After I had filled the whole tray, I left them to set over night.
After the mixture had a night to set, I popped them out of the moulds to reveal 12 lovely little bath bombs. This was my first time making bath bombs and I was really happy with how they turned out! I couldn’t wait to test one out in the bath. The baking soda and cream of tartar meant the bomb fizzed when I placed it under running hot water and the salts slowly dissolved leaving the bath smelling lovely and full of skin softening goodness. I used two in my first bath to get the maximum effect but you can use as many or little as you like, that’s the best bit about these smaller bombs.
You can also make them using food colouring to create multicoloured bath bombs or why not add dried flowers into the mixture of a pop of colour and fragrance to your bath?
Pop a few in a gift bag or wrap them up in brown paper and you have the perfect DIY Mother’s Day gift!
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I hope you have enjoyed this little DIY post, what will you be treating your mum to this year?
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