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.

Dry Ingredients

2 Cups Baking Soda

1 Cup Citric Acid

1 Cup Corn Starch

Sift dry ingredients together, until smooth and lump free.

Wet Ingredients

Tbsp. Grapeseed Oil

1-1/2 Tbsp. water

1 Tbsp. Essential Oil or Fragrance Oil

4 Tbsp. Polysorbate 20

Instructions

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.

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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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PaperNotes 5 years ago

This is awesome. I wish I could find these ingredients easily so my daughter and I will have a great bonding time trying the recipes. Thanks.


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crescentaurora1 5 years ago from Alameda, CA Author

Thanks, it really is worth the trouble -as kids find this activity SO exciting.


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

11/21, crescentaurora1 . . .LOVED this hub. Voted up and away--also informative, in-depth, well-written. I admire your talent and keep up the great work. Sincerely, Kenneth Avery, from a rural town, Hamilton, in northwest Alabama that looks like Mayberry on the Andy Griffith Show. You are Cordially Invited to follow me and check my hubs for an expected laugh. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Kenneth

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