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Little Luxuries: How to Make the Perfect Bath Bomb

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What’s hotter than a bath? A bath with bombs! To soak away a stressful day, all you have to do is toss a bath bomb into your tub. It will set off a fizzy reaction that releases super-relaxing essential oils. Plus, they make great gifts! Pamper yourself (or your loved one) and make your own DIY bath bombs.
 
View the slideshow above for directions, and a look at some of our favorite homemade bath bombs.
 
1. Gather your supplies. Ingredients for bath bombs vary depending on preference, but we like this recipe list from Intimate Weddings:

  •     8 oz. of baking soda
  •     4 oz. of citric acid
  •     4 oz. of corn starch
  •     4 oz. of Epsom salts (make sure these are fine grained)
  •      ¾ tsp. of water
  •     2 tsp. essential oil
  •     2.5 tsp. almond oil (optional)
  •     A few drops of food coloring
  •     Round, plastic, snap together dome molds
  •     Whisk
  •     Bowl and cup for mixing
  •     Fluffy towel

 
Note:  One of the best parts of making your own bath bombs is getting to choose the essential oils! You can go with floral scents like lavender or rosemary, or a citrus blend with lemon or grapefruit.  Some other common essential oils used for bath bombs are peppermint, vanilla and chamomile.
 
Photo Credit: Etsy/BahariBlossom

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