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Indulge Yourself in a Homemade Bath Bomb for the Ultimate Self Care

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Any effort you make towards self-care is well worth while. For many, self-care begins with a simple bath. While a book, playlist, or bubbles can be a welcomed addition to bath time, a bath bomb is also a popular option. While bath bombs range from five to fifteen dollars apiece, you don’t have to spend a fortune to take advantage of them. With this basic DIY project for bath bombs, you can more easily indulge in your relaxing bath time routine.


  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 1/2 cup Epsom salt
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon water
  • 2 teaspoon rose essential oil
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • A few drops of food coloring
  • Round plastic molds


  1. With the exception of the citric acid, mix the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Pour all of the liquid ingredients in a jar with a top. Close the jar and shake it vigorously.
  3. Pour the liquid mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients and use your hands to combine and meld together. At this point, add the citric acid. You'll probably notice a slight fizzing reaction because of the citric acid. No need to panic, as this is totally normal.
  4. Mash the mixture into your chosen molds very tightly. You may slightly overfill the molds and use a spoon or glass to press the mixture in as tightly as possible. Immediately loosen the bombs from their molds onto wax paper and let them dry overnight.
  5. Give the bath bombs a day or two to completely dry before using them.
  6. Pop one in the bathtub, enjoy the burst of colors and fizz, and inhale the released aromas.

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