Author Janice Cox
Fizzing Bath Bomb
Bath Bombs are fun and easy to make and when dropped into a warm tub create a effervesant fizz releasing relaxing bath salts and natural oil into your tub. You can change their bathing effect just by using a few different ingredients. For an enegizing bomb use a few drops of peppermint oil or for a relaxing soak try lavender oil.
1 cup baking soda
1 cup cup citric acid powder
1 /2 cup corn starch
1 /2 cup light oil (almond, sunflower, etc.)
5-6 drops peppermint or lavender essential oil
2-3 drops food coloring (optional)
Plastic molds such as muffin cups, ice cube trays, candy mold or measuring cups
Mix together all ingredients until you have a crumbly dough. Form into balls or press into plastic molds. Let sit for a few hours to dry and harden, gently tap the mold to release the bath bomb. Continue to air dry. To use: Drop one bath bomb into a warm tub.
Yield: 20 ounces, approximately 6 bath bombs
Recipe From Natural Beauty at Home by Janice Cox (Henry Holt and Company) for more recipes and ideas visit her website at www.JaniceCox.com