Bombs Away! 10 DIY Bath Bombs
If you’ve spent all holiday break mastering the art of homemade bath salts, then hold tight: there’s more fizz on the way with these 10 DIY bath bomb recipes. That’s right, you don’t just have to ogle them on the counters of Lush any longer, with just a handful of ingredients—baking soda and citric acid for fizz, and our favorite Epsom salts and essential oils for bulk, body, and balance—you can make these beauties right at home. Disclosure: they are more complex to create than their loose salt counterpart, so don’t think you can whip up a batch in a hurry—there’s lots of measuring and dry time involved. So add this to your weekend to do list, then soak up the rewards!
1. Ornament Mold Bath Bombs: If you’re like us, you’ve got a handful of clear ornaments left over from holiday DIYs. Rather than let them collect dust, put them to good use by using them as molds for bath bombs! We have to say, it’s kind of a genius move. (via Intimate Weddings)
2. Easter Egg Bath Bombs: Here’s another clever use of super seasonal decor: use plastic Easter eggs as molds for bath bombs. We’re nuts about the whimsical shape of these bath fizzes. (via Style Me Pretty)
3. Itty Bitty Bath Bombs: The many uses for ice cube trays continue to blow our minds, from storing chicken stock, making boozy ice pops, and now, molding bath bombs. You don’t need to store in these in the freezer though, just let dry completely for at least four hours or up to overnight. (via Eat, Knit & D.I.Y.)
4. Dried Flower Bath Bombs: Mixing dried flowers into your beauty products not only adds texture, but also enhances the scent of your soap, scrubs, or bath bombs. Pair a lavender-scented bath bomb with dried lavender buds for a soothing, spa-level experience. (via Emma Mag)
5. Cupcake Liner Bath Bombs: These bath bombs have been making the rounds here on Brit + Co. due to their eye-catching colors and intriguing scents—from soothing vanilla and coconut to invigorating cinnamon and green tea. Enough with the eye candy—someone draw me a bath! (via Idlewife)
7. Bath Bomb Favors: While adding dried flowers to the tops of your bath bombs is key to achieving that authentic apothecary feel, there are plenty of other festive add-ins that will amp up your homemade bath bombs: try dried herbs or even confetti! (via Something Turquoise)
9. Citrus Scented Bath Fizzies: Get reinvigorated with these citrus-scented bath bombs that get their yellow tint from turmeric. We love how the batch is packaged in a beautiful organza bag, making it the perfect favor for baby showers or even a secret Valentine. (via Evermine Blog)
10. Rustic Bath Bombs: There’s something so comforting about these rustic bath bombs bursting with dried flowers and herbs. If you follow this blogger’s lead, they won’t just look good, they’ll also smell great—with a refreshing rosemary, eucalyptus and spearmint or a calming lavender and blue camomile at your disposal, there’s no need to ever call the spa again! (via Bare Root Girl)
What’s your favorite DIY bath or beauty product? Tell us in the comments below!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)