I Actually Made Bath Bombs!

Bath bomb

I’ve never been one of those kind of girls. Heck even if I did try something like that, I surely wouldn’t take pictures and write about it. But desperate times they say.

I have spent some money on luxury products.  I have dabbled in online searches and secretly inquired about other options. Until I finally just bit the bullet and tried it myself.

I found a recipe on Pintrest for homemade bath bombs, copycat Lush bath bombs actually. So I thought what do I have to lose besides a few bucks and a little time.

I used the recipe found here: The Beauty Bar

I bought a few common household ingredients and some citric acid. Now the citric acid puzzled me a bit. Where will I find it?  Will it burn my hand off?  Will it smell citrusy?

The citric acid was in the canning section of my local supercenter. The rest in the baking aisle.  Anyone else notice how bathing and baking kind of go together nicely?

Bath bomb ingredients
I gathered my ingredients at home, slid on a pair of rubber gloves and began the most scientific DIY project I have ever attempted.

I felt like the great Heisenberg himself. In honor of Breaking Bad I used the blue dye. If only I could make my concoction of blue as addictive as Walt’s, I would be a very rich woman. Although at this point I’m just hoping to not turn myself or my tub into a Smurf.

I measured the ingredients, added food coloring, essential oils and a few lavender pieces. I laughed menacingly in the air and let out a deep HAHAHA HAHA.

The mixture felt “sandy” like the instructions pointed out. I pressed the sand-like mixture into the mold and patiently waited for a perfect blue bath bomb.

Well….I got a couple perfect, a couple almost perfect and a few bombs that kind of exploded in their molds.

The pitiful bath bombs were put back in the mixing bowl.  With new life, I gave them new color and scent. “You will now smell of oranges and be colored green!” For their new lease on life, I pressed the green sand-like mixture into a simpler mold. A tray of hearts. Green hearts? What would Walt say?

Well my pretties, the green hearts popped effortlessly out of the mold. For some reason or ‘nother I placed my bath bombs on a kitchen plate. Then I stood back and admired my creation.

Bath bombs

After letting my homemade bath bombs “rest” for 24 hours, I took my  plate of bath bombs upstairs for a test run.  These simple beauties did fizz! They would have made ol’ Walt proud!

2015-12-06-19.44.22.jpg.jpgMy whole bathroom smelled of oranges and my skin was so silky. But…..I did feel a little disappointed. My bath water was still the same ol’ bath water color. There were no swirls of blues or greens.

So while I did actually create my own bath bombs and they smelled lovely and made my skin silky soft, I realized the following day what I was really hoping my bath bomb would be like:

Lush bath bomb

Lush bath bomb

Darn you Lush Cosmetics for being so perfect! Luxury Lush Pud  was perfect in every way. No disappointments here.

Life is all about experimenting and trying new “recipes”. Have you had any successes or epic fails with homemade bath bombs?

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