21 December 2017
Adding a bath bomb to your bathing ritual can enhance your bathing experience as well as providing a number of additional health benefits, leaving your skin feeling hydrated and silky smooth.
Not only do bath bombs help relax and detoxify they can also boost your immune system; providing the right combination of natural oils have been used for the desired outcome - whatever that may be.
When creating your own bath bombs it is essential you understand your own skin type, or the skin type of the person you’re making them for, to ensure you get the most out of the potential skin enhancing benefits. It’s important to know this information before you start as it will affect the ingredients you choose.
Epsom Oils for example are known for relieving muscle pain and cramps while strengthening the skin and increasing its elasticity. Similarly Sweet Almond Oil is best for caring for sensitive skin as it protects against UV radiation, contains Vitamin A and is known for its moisturising and nourishing extracts – both fantastic skin enhancers for many different reasons so choose wisely!
To enhance your bathing experience and enjoy a soak that looks great, smells even better and has an amazing fizz you’ll need the following ingredients:
Once you have applied your protective gloves start by thoroughly mixing the citric acid and baking soda with your hands in the mixing bowl.
Citric Acid is an organic agent that naturally occurs in citric fruit – lemons, limes, oranges – and is great for loosening layers of damaged skin, speeding up the skins natural recovery process. Similarly Baking Soda is an all-natural cleanser as it helps remove dead skin cells while neutralising PH imbalances and evening skin tones.
Add the essential oils, for a heightened fragrance and aromatherapy experience, your chosen skin enhancing oil and your food colouring of choice, for visual appeal only, and quickly mix with your hands before it begins to fizz.
Using your bottle spray lightly spray small amounts of water onto the mixture and continue to need with your hands to create a consistency where the mixture is quite clumpy but holds it shape when squeezed.
Portioning out the mixture pack it tightly into your chosen mould – half tennis balls, cake baking trays and ice cube trays all make great moulds just select depending on your preferred shape.
Leave to dry for a couple of hours, out of direct sunlight but in a warm dry place. For best results use within 1 month as the fizzing properties reduce when stored for prolonged periods of time.
If your bath bomb starts to crumble when removing from the mould it either needs compressing more or it’s too dry. To resolve pack tighter and apply slightly more water.
Similar if your mixture starts to extend it usually means too much water has been added and the mixture has begun to fizz. To resolve add more baking soda and citric acid.
For best results start by experimenting with small quantities / moulds until you get to grips with the required measurements for ingredients.
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