The time has come for turkey, crackers, breakfast bucks fizz – and baths? While these may not feature in your classic Christmas wish list, a festive soak could be just the thing for soothing aching post-Christmas shopping bodies. Whether you’re giving these as gifts or making them for your own seasonal soak, get hands on making your very own merry bath bomb.
So, how exactly do I go about making my own bath bombs?
These are really easy to make as you may already have most of the ingredients in your bathroom and kitchen cupboards. If not, they won’t cost you your full Christmas budget to create, as a little goes a long way.
- 115g baking soda
- 50g citric acid
- 50g Epsom salts
- 1 tsp water
- 1tbsp avocado oil
- 2 drops food colouring
- Mould – any shape you wish! Standard spheres work great for bauble shapes or you could even try a Christmas tree.
Two to three tsp any essential oils. For a festive feel, these ones works best – peppermint, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange, frankincense and ginger.
It’s also wise to get a hold of some gloves, a plastic mixing bowl, a sieve and a spray bottle of water.
- Place your sieve on top of your mixing bowl and sift in all of the dry ingredients. Once you’ve worked them through, mix together with a wooden spoon.
- Add in the avocado oil and scrunch up the mixture with your hands. Pop in your chosen Christmas oils.
- Now is the time to add your colouring. If you’ve gone for the Christmas tree option, go for green or a touch of silver or gold. For the classic bauble look, any colour will work – you could even try matching them to your own tree!
- Give your Christmassy mix a spritz of water and then add your glitter – more or less depending on how much of a trail you wish to leave behind!
- Pop the mixture into your chosen Yuletide moulds and leave to dry for a couple of hours.
Run a nice hot bath, drop the bomb in and let the glitter and sparkle fade away, just for a merry moment.
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