Is there anything more relaxing than a long soak in the bath at the end of the day or on a lazy sunday afternoon?
One thing that makes the experience even more enjoyable is a bath bomb.
With their enticing fragrance and colourful fizz, bath bombs have long been a favoured bath time accessory. As well as being relaxing, soaking in a warm tub with bath bombs can help moisturise, hydrate and cleanse the skin.
While a bath bomb can take a bath from ordinary to creating an at-home spa experience, they’re also something you can easily make in the comfort of your own home. So why not make your own DIY bath bombs to ensure you always have some on hand and never have to have a boring bath again?
Making your own bath bombs is quite simple. Firstly, you’ll need something to shape them, whether you use your hands for a more rustic shape, or relatively inexpensive plastic or metal moulds for a more professional touch.
The majority of the ingredients needed for DIY bath bombs are likely already in your home, but can also be easily found in a supermarket.
The basic ingredients to make bath bombs include baking soda, citric acid and cornstarch. Then the fun part is to give your bath bombs some colour and fragrance by adding food colouring, herbs or flower petals and essential oils.
The ingredient that can really help take your bath bombs to the next level, however, are the bath salts.
Bath salts make the perfect complement for a relaxing bath and using different ingredients will help create a slightly different bathing experience each time. Using them in your home-made bath bombs will provide you with a truly luxurious bath experience.
There are so many different types of bath salts you can use to make your own DIY bath bombs and you can easily buy bath salts online. Bath salts help soothe and revitalise your skin, with two of the most common options being Himalayan salts and Epsom salts.
Extracted from the Himalayan Mountains, Himalayan bath salts are one of the purest salt products available, as they are free from many of the toxins and pollutants that can be found in ocean salt.
Containing more than 80 natural minerals, Himalayan salts provide many benefits that help soothe the skin. This makes them a great ingredient to use with bath bombs.
A natural mineral mix containing magnesium and sulphate, Epsom salt can be used as an exfoliator to remove dead skin, as well as an exfoliating facial cleanser and hair volumiser.
Epsom salt is commonly used in bath salts as it dissolves completely in water, allowing the minerals to be effortlessly absorbed into the skin. Using Epsom bath salts in your DIY bath bombs will allow you to enjoy the benefits of this ingredient to its fullest.
As well as being a great ingredient for home-made bath bombs, bath salts can also be used to make your own DIY bath scrubs and foot soaks.
Whether you’re looking for a new hobby or just want to try something different, DIY bath bombs are a fun way to pass the time and there are a number of benefits to making your own bath bombs.
Bath bombs add a level of luxury to your bath routine, but as well as being soothing they can also be expensive. Especially if you’re someone who loves to indulge in a bath regularly.
Learning to make DIY bath bombs allows you to save money instead of buying the more expensive ready made bath bombs, as you can buy many of the ingredients in bulk (if you don’t already have them in your own cupboards). You can buy bath salts online and get them delivered straight to your door. This makes the whole process more affordable and allows you to make a few at a time.
Rather than buying ready made bath bombs from a store, making your own bath bombs adds a personal touch and allows you to control what goes into the mixture so you won’t have to worry about any unwanted ingredients.
You can pick and choose what ingredient to use, so you can avoid using ingredients that irritate your skin or have a scent you dislike. You can also choose which bath salts to use depending on which benefits you want to get.
By making your own DIY bath bombs, the options are almost endless with the different ingredients you can use. It really allows you to customise the bath bombs to suit your own personal preferences, or those of your friends and families, if you’re making them as gifts.
You can experiment with different salts, scents and oils to create something truly unique.
When making your own bath bombs you might need to think about what type of bath salts work well together for the best result. Other ingredients can also influence the luxuriousness of the bath bomb.
You don’t want your bath bombs to make the water feel starchy or greasy due to your ingredients not mixing well or the ratios being off. You also want to be able to enhance the effect of the bath salts to get the best results for your bath bombs.
Whether you make them as gifts for loved ones or just for yourself, making your own bath bombs with bath salts means you can choose only the best ingredients to create something completely personalised.
Home-made bath bombs are without a doubt a more affordable option, and can double as a fun DIY project! So why not create your own home spa experience with luxurious home-made bath bombs?