26 March 2008
I bought some bath bombs recently and then decided to start making my own. There are lots of easy recipes to be found on the "net". A great one can be found by searching "Brenda Sharpe Bath Bombs" (Thanks Brenda for making these instructions available).
Mix all dry ingredients first (except colour). Mix wet ingredients and colour in a small bowl or cup and gradually add in to dry ingredients while mixing and squishing with your hands. The mixture resembles damp sand (wear gloves). I pressed the balls together with my hands. I did buy a plastic small heart mould for the hearts.
I have fairly sensitive skin and these were fine for me. I also have an old style bath (not plastic). I don't know whether the colours would stain an acrylic bath.
I bought the ingredients:
Sweet almond oil
Small amount of Food colouring powder to make preferred colour
Borax - emulsifier
and some gorgeous pure essential oils (quite expensive, but only a few drops are needed so they last a long time)
I wish you could smell them! I made some smaller hearts to be used as a foot bath. These are lovely for someone who isn't lucky enough to own a bath and can be used in a large bowl for soaking tired feet.