Everybody loves something sparkly. Whether it is something you add in your food, or something you put on your face, even the water you drink. Everyone just loves it. But did you know you can also add them in your bath? To be more specific, you can make the as bath bombs. This post will give you a list of do it yourself glitter bath bomb. Or maybe you can just buy them in your local cosmetics store but it can be very expensive and is it not more fun to make your own bath bomb? It will be more satisfying to use knowing that you did something for yourself. Alongside saving you a buck or two, the DIY is also great fun if you have friends around. It'll make a nice change from sitting around binge watching your favorite Netflix show. Don’t worry: You can have a glass of wine while doing it as well. The same goes for when you're DIY-ing on your own, of course. It's that easy.
Things you will need in making your own glitter bath bomb:
- Baking Soda
- Epsom Salt
- Lemon Juice
- Spray Bottle
- Food Coloring
- A Mold
- Mixing Bowl
- Glitter or eye shadow Pigment
Step by step procedure of your do it yourself glitter bath bomb:
- Put Baking Soda in a bowl. Start by pouring baking soda (aka bicarbonate of soda for Euro-folks) into a bowl. A standard cup (eight ounces) is a good starting point. The best thing about the recipe is that you can pretty much do it by eye, and you don’t need to mess around with weighing scales.
- Add Epsom Salt. Once you’ve added baking soda to the mixing bowl, pour in some Epsom salt. Many how-to’s online say that regular salt works just as well; But the point of Epsom salt is to ultimately sooth those achy muscles and gives the bath bomb its relaxing properties.
- Mix them together. Mix the two dry ingredients together as best you can. If you have a whisk, it should give the mixture a smoother texture. If not, a spoon will work just as well.
- Add Lemon Juice to Water. You now need to combine lemon juice and water into a spray bottle. Many bath bomb recipes incorporate citric acid powder, but this liquid blend is a much more budget-friendly alternative. When creating the spray, you'll want both the water and lemon parts to be even. Once you’ve added them into a spray bottle, shake it well and allow them to mix together.
- Spray Lemon Water into the mixture. Next you want to spray the lemon and water combo into the baking soda mixture. It’s important you do this one spray at a time. If you add too much of the liquid, the bath bomb generally won’t fizz come bath time. Carefully spray the solution into the bowl and mix it in before adding another spray, and so forth. The aim here is to create a wet sand texture, whereby the mixture is sticky enough to be molded in the palm of your hand. If it begins to resemble slush, you’ve probably added too much of the liquid. You can counter this by bringing more baking soda and Epsom salt into the mix.
- Separate into different bowls. If the solution is beginning to resemble wet sand, divide the portion into smaller bowls. These are going to be the different colors of the bath bomb.
- Add food coloring. It’s time to brighten up the bath bomb. Drip some food coloring into each of the dishes, slowly and gradually. Just like the lemon juice, you don’t want to add too much. Just take it one drop at a time.
- Mix them all together. Here I'm stirring in two drops before adding another two. As I used gel food coloring, my dye is a little thicker than originally planned and it didn’t mix in as well as it would have if it was in liquid form. If this is the case for you, feel free to gradually knead the dye into the mixture. Just make sure your hands are clean first!
- Add glitter. You can get as creative as you like during the food coloring process. For those wanting to give the bath bomb a luxe twist, adding glitter or sparkles is a must. Beware, though: They will be a massive pain to scrub off both your skin and bathtub. You can also use eyeshadow pigment to create a speckled, galaxy-like effect.
And there you have it, just make sure that the glitter you use is biodegradable or eco-friendly. We don’t want to harm anymore creature in the process of relaxing.