Easy Homemade Bath Bombs

One of my favourite ways to decompress after a long day is to light some candles, grab a book before a bath full of rose petals. But to make the experience even more special, I love to add one of these easy homemade bath bombs into the water. The fizzy bubbles and essentials oils are a treat for the senses.

Homemade bath bombs are an easy treat that you can enjoy yourself or make as a gift. The simplicity of creating a product that turns your bath time in to a paradise of colour, beautiful aromas leaves you feeling relaxed. My daughter loves a bath bomb too so we have been making some over the weekend so I thought that it would be a great idea to share a basic recipe with you so you can create your own fizzy bath bombs.

These easy homemade bath bombs are a great indoor activity that will keep any little hands busy on a rainy afternoon - we've been having far too may of them lately. But these bath bombs also make a lovely gift for friends and families. You can try different scents, colours and perhaps add some flowers, crystals or herbs to them too. If you don't want to create full bombs, you can make half ones like we did or use a different mould altogether. The possibilities are endless.

To make these easy homemade bath bombs you need to do the following:

100g bicarbonate of soda
50g citric acid
25g cornflour
25g Epsom salt (optional)
2 tbsp oil such as sunflower, coconut or olive oil
¼ tsp essential oil, such as rose, lemon or lavender.
2 drops of liquid food colouring

If you want to make your easy homemade bath bombs really special you could add some crystals, rose petals, orange peel or even herbs.

First you need to put the bicarbonate of soda, citric acid, cornflour and Epsom salt (if you're using) in a bowl, then whisk until fully combined.

Next, add in your preferred oil (sunflower, coconut or olive), essential oil and food colouring in a different small bowl. Mix together well, combining the oils and colouring as much as possible.

Then you need to add the oil mixture into the dry ingredients. It is best to try and whisk a little at a time because if you do it all at the same time the mixture will clump together not getting a good enough ratio throughout. When all the oil and dry mixture has been fully combined, you can add a few drops of water and then whisk again - keep in mind as soon as you add the water it will fizz up so make sure you whisk quickly.

By now you should have a mixture that you can shape with your hands. If you're adding crystals, petals, herbs or peel drop them into the bottom of your chosen mould. As we decided to make half mould this time we decided to add our crystals on the top so we could get enough dry mixture into the mould. Then pack your mixture tightly on top, pressing down and smoothing out the top with a teaspoon.

Leave your bath bomb in the mould for around 5 hours, then carefully remove them from the mould. Then head to your bathroom, light some candles, grab a book and watch these little bath bomb fizz away as you add them to running water.