January Box: Bath Bombs

We’re now officially two months into shipping Handmade Beauty Boxes and we can’t wait to hear your reactions to the January box!

January's DIY finished bath bombs, we love how simple and fun this project is. This is a great project for all ages and is an adorable gift to give.

buy_now_buttonDIFFICULTY: BEGINNER
TIME: 15 MINUTES
YIELDS: 5 BATH BOMBS

Handmade Beauty Box Includes:
16 oz Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)
8 oz Citric Acid
1 gram Blue Mica
1 oz Witch Hazel (in spray bottle)
.5 oz Lavender & Herb Fragrance Oil
1 Dropper
Blue Raffia Ribbon
Crack & Peel Labels

What You’ll Need from Home:
2 Mixing Bowls
Rubber Gloves (optional)
Mask (if you have sensitivities to powders)

Note: If you just got a gorgeous manicure we definitely recommend wearing gloves for this project. Citric acid may dull the shine on your nail polish. We tend to plan our manicures around our bath bomb projects – there’s something way too fun about getting your hands messy!

Mold Prep:
Match up the bath bomb molds so they stick together (male + female). You’ll thank yourself for doing this ahead of time before
you get your hands messy.

ONE: Add all of the Sodium Bicarbonate and all of the Citric Acid into a mixing bowl and stir with your hands or whisk until all of the clumps have dissipated. A clumpy mixture = clumpy bath bombs, so it’s important to eliminate all of the large clumps.

TWO: Separate the powdered mixture into two bowls. You’ll end up with about 1.5 cups in each bowl.

THREE: Add all of the Blue Mica to the first bowl and leave the second bowl uncolored. Thoroughly mix in the
colorant.

Add all of the Blue Mica to the first bowl and leave the second bowl uncolored. Thoroughly mix in the colorant.FOUR: Add 4 ml of Lavender and Herb Fragrance Oil to each bowl of bath bomb mixture. Mix thoroughly. If you
want a stronger scented bath bomb, add up to 8 ml of fragrance oil per bowl.

FIVE: Once the fragrance oil is fully incorporated, add 5-10 spritzes of Witch Hazel to the first bowl. Keep adding Witch Hazel until there’s enough moisture to allow the mixture to stick together when you squeeze a fistful (it should stick together when you squeeze the mixture in the palm of your hand). Believe it or not, depending on the weather, Witch Hazel amounts may vary. If you live in a hot or humid area, you may only need a few spritzes. Repeat this step with the second bowl of bath bomb mixture.

Once the fragrance oil is fully incorporated, add 5-10 spritzes of Witch Hazel to the first bowl. Keep adding Witch Hazel until there’s enough moisture to allow the mixture to stick together when you squeeze a fistful (it should stick together when you squeeze the mixture in the palm of your hand).

SIX: Sprinkle small amounts of the blue and white mixture into both halves of the bath bomb mold, alternating colors to
create layers. Firmly and evenly press down the layers into the mold and add more mixture until it’s mounding over the lips of each mold.

Sprinkle small amounts of the blue and white mixture into both halves of the bath bomb mold, alternating colors toSEVEN Press both sides together firmly and gently twist the molds until they meet. Leave the bath bomb in the mold for about an hour then slowly and carefully unmold. Alternatively, you can leave the bath bombs in the molds, tie them up with ribbon, and give them away as neatly packaged gifts. Print out these cute labels for an extra special touch (click here for the bonus label design).

End result of the DIY bath bombs, so a craetive and cute project!

Looking for project ingredients? Click here. 

buy_now_buttonRemember to have fun, get creative, and share your Handmade Beauty Box projects on social media! #hbbshowandtell