If your mom is anything like us women here at B+C, then she might not like to admit how much money she spends on beauty products. Sometimes I feel like I black out when I’m buying hair products, body lotions, make-up – all of a sudden I’m down $150 and have five tubes of smelly goodness in my hands. One store that always catches my senses is Lush, so today we are showing you how to make your own version of their swoon-worthy fizz bath bombs to give to your mama this Mother’s Day. Pair these bath bombs with a bottle of wine or a new embroidered scarf and you’ll be her favorite child for sure ;)
— 1 cup baking soda
— 1/2 cup cornstarch
— 1/2 cup citric acid
— 1/2 cup epsom salt
— 3 teaspoons water
— 3 teaspoons coconut oil (melted)
— food coloring
— dried flowers/ dried lavender
1. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl – 1 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup cornstarch, 1/2 cup citric acid, 1/2 cup epsom salt. Then mix the wet ingredients together in separate, smaller bowl – 3 teaspoons water, 3 teaspoons melted coconut oil.
2. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together.
3. Separate the mixture into several bowls, and mix in essential oils and food coloring.
4. Pack the mixture into the two halves of the bath bomb mold. Make sure they are both overflowing, press the two halves together and then remove one side of the mold.
5. Wiggle the bath bomb out of the other half of the mold and let it dry out on a cookie sheet for eight hours.
Grab a medium-size bowl and mix together the dry ingredients – 1 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup cornstarch, 1/2 cup citric acid, 1/2 cup epsom salt.
Then grab a smaller bowl and mix together the wet ingredients – 3 teaspoons water, 3 teaspoons melted coconut oil.
To avoid the bath bombs chemically reacting too quickly, you will need to pour the wet ingredients as slowly as you can into the dry ingredients. Slowly mix the ingredients together until it forms a consistency of wet sand. Note: It will bubble, don’t worry!
Mix the ingredients together so it resembles wet sand. Now let’s add in some color and fresh scents.
We bought a set of scents off of Amazon and did our best to be true perfume scientists. This mixture was floral Plumeria, and we gave it a few drops of red food coloring for a light pink color.
Next we mixed up orange and gave it the scent of peach. This is definitely my favorite.
We bought our bath bomb mold on Amazon, but you could even use an old plastic Christmas ornament or a plastic Easter egg. Prep the mold by filling the edges with dried lavender or dried flowers.
Grab some of your scented mixture and start packing it into the halves of your mold. Layer the colors to give your bath bombs a fun sand art look. Pile each half up with extra mixture, and then press the two halves together.
Remove one half of the mold, let the mixture sit for about five minutes and then remove the other half of the mold. This part can be a little tricky – I definitely messed up three out of five times. Just be patient with the molds, and don’t get too attached to the layered color pattern you are creating. Once the bath bomb is removed from the mold, let it dry out on a cookie sheet for eight hours.
With this mixture, you will be able to make four bath bombs. Tie them up with baker’s twine, and include a handwritten note to give to mom on Mother’s Day.
Floral, lavender, peach or lemon – any of these would be an amazing addition to bath time.
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DIY Production and Styling: Kelly Bryden
Photography: Chris Andre
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