Bath Bombs For Kids
Making bathbombs for my children is one of my favorite crafts to do around the house. Not only are they fun to put together, but make bath time really special and exciting for my children.
Although my children are too young to participate, kids 5 and older will love to design and color their own personal bath bombs.
To make a bath bomb you mix dry ingredients (baking soda, citric acid, cosmetic clay) with wet ingredients (water, oil, fragrance, dye, Solubiliser). Pack into a round mold and presto! You have bath bombs!
Bath Bomb Recipe
Makes 6 large bath bombs.
2 Cups Baking Soda
1 Cup Citric Acid
1 Cup Corn Starch
Sift dry ingredients together, until smooth and lump free.
5 Tbsp. Grapeseed Oil
1-1/2 Tbsp. water
1 Tbsp. Essential Oil or Fragrance Oil
4 Tbsp. Polysorbate 20
Add oils, water and Polysorbate 20 into a measuring cup, mix thoroughly! Slowly blend into dry ingredients.
To color, mix 10-20 drops of liquid dye with equal amounts of Polysorbate 20 in a small bowl. Mix into the loose bath bomb powder.
Decorate, pack tightly into molds making sure there are not loose areas, which will make your bath bomb crumbly. Dry overnight on a drying rack. To store wrap in tissue paper, or shrink wrap and place in zip lock bag.
Decorating tip: If you don't mind a little sugar, or cornstarch in your bath water than many cake decorating flowers, nonpareils, food safe glitter,etc. are ready made to dress up your bath bombs.
* Polysorbate 20 is a coconut derived emulsifier that keeps the water suspended in oil and is necessary to ensure that your bath bomb don't lose their fizz or their shape.
Make Bath Time Cupcakes!
Kid Friendly Fragrance Blends
All essential oil blends:
Moon Dreams -1 tsp. Lavender essential oil, 1 tsp. Orange essential oil, 1/2 tsp. ylang ylang essential oil, 1/2 tsp. bergamot essential oil
Pink Grapefruit Ginger- 2 tsp. Pink Grapefruit essential oil, 1 tsp. Ginger essential oil
Healthy & Happy- 1 tsp. Tea Tree essential oil, 1 tsp. Eucalyptus essential oil, 1/2 tsp. Rosemary essential oil, 1/2 tsp. Lemon essential oil
Fragrance and essential oil blends:
Pink Bubble Gum: 1 Tbsp. Bubble Gum fragrance oil, 15 drops neon pink dye
Peach Blossom: 1-1/2 tsp. Peaches & Creme fragrance oil, 1 tsp. Neroli fragrance oil, 1/2 tsp. Orange essential oil
Coconut Lemongrass: 1-1/2 tsp. Coconut Creme fragrance oil, 1 tsp. Lemongrass essential oil, 1/2 tsp. Palmarosa essential oil
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