Dream to have something handmade? DIY bath bombs recipes are already here. How to do the best one for you? You’ll find out everything you wanted to know about handmade bath bombs in this article!
For those people who like to take a bath with comfort, the bath bombs have been specially invented. They are so nice to hiss in the water, helping you to forget about troubled life moments and feel joy and tranquility. After the instant dissolution the water becomes softer (due to the content of soda), aromatic oils soothe the skin or, on the contrary, make it become in tone. Top information on how to make DIY bath bombs, and some interesting and tested DIY bath bombs recipe are given in this article.
What types of bath bombs you can do
There are two easy ways of preparing the miraculous calming balls:
For each skin type, there are sets of specific ingredients that contribute not only to relax the soul, but also for the normalization of the epidermis. Also for simplicity and convenience DIY bombs can be made on each day of the week. How to make bombs, each one decides for himself, so someone likes working with water, while others appreciate the dry method.
Necessary DIY bath bombs ingredients
For the dry process of preparation, you can choose the best and easiest ones for yourself.
The first method, the ingredients:
- 2 tbsp. of citric acid;
- 4 tbsp. of soda;
- 8 tbsp. of edible salt;
- Special cosmetic oil, which will become the basis (sea buckthorn, olive, in general, any that is sold in the pharmacy);
- About 10-12 drops of essential oil;
- If you wish you can add various herbs, flowers or petals.
During cooking, you need to take precautions, use gloves and if possible, use a surgical mask as small particles may cause mucous membrane irritation.
All the dry ingredients must be put into the electric grinder and for 10 minutes intermittently try to beat it till the consistency of powder. Then pour the powder in a separate bowl, mix it with oil-base and an essential oil. Add a little bit of essential oil. It is necessary in order to make the bombs rather dry. If you need to decorate a ball with flowers or herbs, or any ingredients like that, it is desirable to add them in a mixture of oils. The balls or other forms must be dry, but they should not disintegrate. All this mass must be tightly compacted into any form that will be tightly closed.
Once the process is complete the finished product should be put to solidify into a warm place where there are no drafts. Basically it requires about a day until it’s ready.
A little trick in the manufacture of bombs: if the ‘dough’ will be very dry and crumble, it is possible to sprinkle it with water or alcohol from a sprayer (which is available, of course, it is desirable to use alcohol, as it quickly evaporates and does not allow soda get damping effect, whereas a large number of water can destroy the bomb). Sometimes to make bombs beautiful, people add food coloring, which can be purchased at any store that sells everything you need for soap making at home. Making beautiful bombs with your own hands is a lot nicer and cheaper than buying them in the store, however your hands must be protected.
The second method of preparation, ingredients:
- 1 tbsp. of any dry filler (common salt or sea one, sometimes the starch is used, rarely milk or cream - they're doing water matte);
- 1 tbsp. of citric acid;
- 2 tbsp. of baking soda;
- 1 tbsp. of base oil (coconut, palm or one which you prefer and which is sold in pharmacies);
- Petals, flowers or herbs. For this dosage it is sufficient to use just half a tablespoon;
- 10-15 drops of any desired essential oil.
All the dry ingredients must be put into the electric grinder, then add the oil-base, carefully mix, adding dyes or petals. Paste together the ball; it is important that it does not hiss. Then add the essential oil and put all the ‘dough’ into the prepared forms.
Sometimes, if there is no possibility to find a suitable form, the product can be dried without any form, but that it is desirable to be completely packed in some plastic wrap, it will not let the ingredients moisture.
To make bombs using the water way, you need the following ingredients:
- 1 tbsp. of citric acid;
- 1 tbsp. of dry filler (or sea salt);
- 2 tbsp. of baking soda;
- 0.5 tbsp. of oil base;
- 8-10 drops of essential oil.
Everything is prepared in the same way as in the dry method, only after all the ingredients are mixed, slightly (2-3 times) sprinkle with spray. You need very small droplets of water and then mix rapidly in order not to make reaction start. All the resulting mixture is folded into forms and put it to freeze.
Of course, recipes for bath bombs may have some differences from house to house, and this is fine, because in every man's life the main important is experience and what is done with his own hands.
The feasibility of manufacturing DIY bombs
Of course, it is easier to buy ready-made balls in specialized departments, but in this case there is no guarantee that all the ingredients are natural. Also, most likely that manufactures did not take into account the characteristics of your skin and your favorite flavor, so it will be quite difficult to make the best choice for yourself. Manufactured in order to save on the use of natural essential oils , bombs mainly contain synthetic analogues and as a result the flavor and effect of such products really differ from the one, which is prepared according to our recipe and with your hands at home.
At home, you are 100% sure all the components you have used in this preparation method, are natural and safe.
For fans of spices
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To prepare spicy bombs we need soda (2 parts), pulverized citric acid (1 part), sea salt (1 part), milk powder (1 part), cinnamon, vanilla and cloves to decorate. In order to add flavor you should also use essential oils - geranium, lavender, sweet orange, cinnamon. The cooking process is identical as in the manufacture of bombs using water.
TIP: During grinding of citric acid be careful with its dust!
For fans of coconuts
For preparation of DIY effervescent coconut bath bombs, we need: 3 tbsp. of coconut oil, 1 tbsp. of water, 0.5 tsp. of any essential oil, 4 tbsp. of corn starch (potato starch for this purpose will not work!), 180 grams of soda and 3 tablespoons of citric acid.
When all the ingredients are at hand, you can safely proceed to the manufacture of DIY bath bombs. Let's get started. Using a microwave or a conventional battery (it is possible to use a steam bath), melt down your coconut oil. Add the essential oil into the water and mix thoroughly. Next interfere starch, add soda and stir again thoroughly. Add citric acid. Remember that it is better to use grinded citric acid, do not forget to take precautions - citric acid steam must not get into the respiratory tract, as it may be burned. Ready mix is put into the forms. With the back of a spoon you can smooth the top layer. We leave the bombs mixture in forms for 1-2 days, and then bombs are taking out ready and may be packaged in foil for further storage.
If you are constantly experiencing stress at work, you should try to get your remedy in the bathroom, which provides a quick relaxation. For this purpose, lavender oil and milk should be used. These two components will help to relax after work and fill the bathroom with a delicate aroma. It is worth noting that the lavender oil can help you to get rid of headaches and insomnia, as well as it helps to quickly to calm down.
Ingredients: baking soda, milk powder, grape seed oil, citric acid, dried lavender flowers and sea salt in a ratio of 4: 3: 2: 2: 1: 1. You also need to add 20 drops of essential lavender oil.
First you need to mix and grind acid with soda carefully. Then add milk and grape seed oil. Thereafter, the dried lavender oil and sea salt go to the mixture. It is necessary to add a little water, using a spray bottle. As soon as the mixture begins to sizzle when mixing, you can put it into the forms, which must be pre-lubricated with vegetable oil. Bombs for bath is removed in 15 minutes and put way for 5-6 hours to a dry place.
The chocolate dessert-bomb
A lot of girls love sweet smells, so they probably will like dessert-bombs. For its preparation it is necessary to take white or black chocolate with no additives. It’s gently rubbed, and then mixed with 3 tbsp. of soda, 1.5 tbsp. of citric acid and some water. After 3-5 hours the bombs are removed from the forms and put on paper. They will be ready in 1-2 days.
Tips for choosing base oil
Each person has a different skin type, who is suffering from dryness, or conversely someone cannot get rid of greasy. Therefore, taking into account all the subtleties and nuances of your skin at home, you can make unique bombs that will not only raise your spirit, but also give the opportunity to saturate the cells due to the protective cover of the necessary materials.
For dry skin, as the base oil, it is perfect not only to choose olive oil, but also sesame and jojoba oil. Cosmetology has proved that jojoba oil has similar lubricants with sebum. All these three types of oils perfectly retain moisture in the skin, helping it to restore moisture balance actively, which works for a long time preventing over-drying. If you want to get aromatic effect, it is perfect to use chamomile, patchouli or rose.
For oily skin as a basis it is perfect to use almond and coconut oil. Moreover, a number of experiments has proved that coconut oil not only relieves the epidermis from excessive allocation of subcutaneous fat, but also aligns its structure that is perfect in order to prolong the youthfulness of the skin for a long time. For flavored filling - citrus, cedar and thyme oil work the best.
To calm down and get the most out of the bath, you can add essential oil of lavender or geranium. Since ancient times people have known the recipes of calming infusions with the addition of these ingredients. In order to put yourself in the tone after an illness or sleep better in the manufacture of the bombs you should use citrus or cedar oil. Nothing gives cheerful tones better than aroma of lemon, lime or orange.
If, after the adoption of aromatic bath you have planned a romantic dinner, you must first prepare the flavored barrel with an aphrodisiac, a role which may be given to the oil of patchouli, ylang-ylang and thyme. In some recipes of love potion, produced in Asia, these ingredients were used, while in Nigeria for the love spell people used recipes with thyme and oregano.
If, during the cooking process the bomb starts to explode, you need to wrap it in special plastic wrap and put in the freezer. A bomb must be used immediately, as soon as it hardens. In order not to make bomb work after freezing, it must be taken with dry hands.
If you have prepared a fragrant bath balls for the gift, they should be placed in plastic wrap, previously drip essential oil on different places. Decorate with any possible ribbon or bow - it all depends on your opportunities and taste.
Preparing aromatic mixture, it is necessary to take into account the body's response to different odors and as well as in the selection of perfume, you need to have on hand some coffee beans, which in needed time will kill the smell of oil.
To get more pleasant sensations, you can make different forms with different effects and alternate, for example, a soothing bath on Monday and invigorating bath on Tuesday and so on. You will love spending time smelling wonderful odor, reading book or drinking a glass of champagne. Relax in the right way and your next day will be perfect!
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