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How to make Natural, Kid-Safe Bath Bombs with your Kids
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After giving my 4 year old my bath bomb during the kids’ bath time the other night, I realized I could use this excitement. The kids loved watching it fizz and get smaller and disappear!
Only problem was, they cost about $4 for one bath bomb! Being the smart, thrifty natural mom that I am, I found the simple, inexpensive ingredients to DIY.
And now you have a fun activity to do some creative crafting with the kids. But best of all, the kids will be begging to take a bath night after night!
Another idea is to make these, wrap them in paper to give away as gifts to friends, family, and teachers!
Natural Bath Bomb Recipe
1/2 Cup of Baking Soda
1/2 Cup of Epsom Salts – we loved this one because of the lavender, calming for bedtime
1/2 Cup of Citric Acid – find it here in bulk
1 teaspoon of Water
3 teaspoons of oil (olive or avocado)
Natural Food Coloring we use this one
Optional: Essential Oils – if you aren’t using scented epsom salts
You will need a Bowl, spatula, molds
For the molds you can use items around the house. It’s Easter season, so we used plastic Easter eggs. You can also use tray molds or buy metal molds.
Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
Combine the wet ingredients together in a glass measuring cup.
Then pour the wet into the dry very slowly, a little bit at a time, so as to not activate all of the citric acid.
Next, stir the mixture, then pick up handfuls and knead it, until it starts to come together and stick.
Pack it down into the mold of choice, and marry the two halves by twisting together if using an egg, for example.
Pop them in the freezer for at least 30 minutes but overnight or longer is better.
To remove, give it a tap and the bath bomb will be ready for dropping in the water and watching it fizz!
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