Some of the very popular Lush bath bombs are sex bomb, butterball, blackberry and twilight. I always wanted to try one of those but the bath bombs in the store I visit are always out of stock. Even India’s online lush website has got a very limited choice when it comes to bath bombs so I took it upon myself to make my own bath bomb!
I know its illegal but I couldn’t bath without it so had to make a couple of BOMBS for myself only…..no public harm intended.
You will need:
- Baking Soda – 1cup
- Essential Oils
- Citric Acid – 1/2 cup
- Molds – (I will tell you the cheats below)
- Bath Salts (optional)- 2tbsp
Step 1: Take the baking soda and citric acid and mix it well. Add sea salt or bath salts (for the feel-good factor!). Keep mixing because baking soda can form clumps later on so mix well. This will be a dry mixture.
Step 2: Now add 3-4 drops of your favourite essential oil to the mixture. This is to impart fragrance to the bomb. You can try l avender oil, jasmine oil, extra virgin oil, almond oil, etc. Totally depends on your preference…..and availability!
Keep mixing until you are satisfied with what you smell.
Step 3: Add some food colouring (optional) into a spray bottle full of water and lightly spray it to the mixture. Just use 4-5 sprays. Now form a ball with the mixture. When the ball is made, lightly spray once again to pack the mixture. Don’t go overboard – you don’t want to diffuse your bomb!
Step 4: Put the ball in a plastic or rubber mold. You can cut open a tennis ball in half or use your christmas ornaments. I recently found one more way – use the plastic cap of KFC crushers! Use two of them to make a ball.
Step 5: Take the ball out of the mold as soon as it is dry. If you delay, the ball will not come out! So keep a check. Ideal time is 3-4hrs.
The quantity mentioned above can make 5 balls. Keep these balls in a dry place. Use an air-tight container. Moisture can activate the bomb so keep it away from any kind of humidity. This can last for 3-4 months easily. The price of one bath bomb here is around Rs.350 and you can make a dozen bath bombs at home at this price. You can try fun shaped molds to move a step ahead.
Step 6: Take out this explosive in your bath tub and let it drown you completely. I say go for a hot water bath in this freezy winter. Now wrap yourself in your bed and sleep!