Post Valentine’s Day Bath Bombs

by Rina Grosman
So unfortunately I didn’t get to complete a V-day craft, however I was thinking about it! So instead I’ve decided to do a post Op. Why should we only have the excuse to be mushy and sappy, or sexy and sultry one day a year? And clearly we should be crafty all year long! So here are some bath bombs that can be used for post V-day de-stressing, or a project saved for next Feb. 14th (at least you’ll be ready).

Materials:

1/2 cup baking soda
1/4 cup citric acid
1 tspn canola oil
Essential oil of your choice
A small amount of dried lavender, roses
Mold (ie. Yogurt container)
Parchment paper

Step 1: Measure the baking soda and citric acid into a bowl. Mix together thoroughly with your hands, and then add in the oil and approximately 10 drops of the essential oil. Mix together thoroughly with your hands.

Step 2: The mixture should feel powdery, but clump together, as below, when you squeeze it hard. If it does not you can add in a teeny bit more oil. You only want it to just start clumping together when you squeeze it hard – it should break into powder again if you crumble it.

Step 3: Sprinkle the dried lavender or roses at the bottom of your mould and put a little directly into the mix (don’t go crazy with this).

Step 4: Now take half of the mix and pack it as tightly as you can into your mould. And when you’ve done that, pack it even tighter. Particularly round the edges. Now, press down even harder again.  A well packed bomb makes a happy bomb.

Step 5: The very last step is to, quickly and with some force, bang the mould onto a surface covered in parchment paper.

Step 6: Place them in a warm dry spot to cure for 12-24 hours. Package the bomb in something airtight so that the fragrance won’t disappear.

Drop in the bath and enjoy alone or with a friend (or friends….no judgement).

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