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Homemade Bath Bombs

Homemade Bath Bombs

Makes 4 bath bombs

2 cups baking soda
1/2 cup corn starch
1/2 cup epsom salt
1 cup citric acid (get this online)

1 tbsp. hempseed oil
1 tbsp sunflower oil
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 1/2 tbsp water
15 drops essential oil for fragrance
(you can get all of these ingredients online)


1. Whisk all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Mix this very well.
2. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients together. The coconut oil will be solid, so microwave it first until it is melted. When you add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mix quickly and thoroughly. Pack in large cupcake holders and let them harden overnight.

Note: You can substitute cocoa butter or shea butter for the hempseed or sunflower, but make sure that you’re using oils that haven’t had anything added to them.

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11:27AM PST on Jan 3, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

3:05PM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

great gift idea!

7:20AM PST on Nov 30, 2011

Thanks for the article

8:43PM PDT on Aug 11, 2010

i wish i could take bubble baths more often

9:01PM PDT on Jun 27, 2010

Great gift idea for someone who loves bath products.

10:24AM PDT on Jun 24, 2010

My daughter and I are going to have to try these. She loves bath bombs but they all come packaged in so much plastic!

8:51PM PDT on Mar 24, 2010


5:22PM PST on Mar 7, 2010

Easy to make---use the right ingredients---follow instructions and enjoy!

4:53PM PST on Mar 7, 2010

Can't wait to try

1:04PM PST on Mar 2, 2010

gotta try this. thanks!

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