Photography by Samantha James.
We recently saw this amazing bath bomb DIY from Snippet & Ink Select vendor Rhiannon Bosse’s new site and knew we had to share it with you! It’s such a sweet idea for a bridal shower, or gift for your bridesmaids!
Bath bomb moulds (we used these from Amazon)
Step 1: Mix your ingredients
Just like when you’re baking, you’ll need to keep your wet ingredients and dry ingredients separate. The mixture starts to dry and harden really quickly once the two are combined, so be sure to only do this when you’re ready to fill the mould. When you pour the wet ingredients into the dry ones makes sure to pour super slowly so that the citric acid doesn’t fizz too much. You’ll know the texture is perfect if you can grab a fist full and it’s not too wet or soggy but still has a bit of a dryness and some of the epsom salts flake off. In fact, if the mixture feels too dry chances are it’s just right! (This is a very easy project but it might take a little trial and error – make sure to follow the recipe and not add too much liquid).
Step 2: Fill the mold
If you do want to use dried rose petals, add them to the bottom of the mold first. Then fill up both halves of the mold with your mixture (let them overflow a little), push the two halves together tightly to create a ball, then lightly release both sides of the mold to reveal your bath bomb! We gently brushed away the ‘ring’ left behind where the two halves came together but you could keep that if you like that slightly organic look.
Step 3: Drying time
Gently put the bath bombs aside to dry and set for about 24 to 48 hours.
Step 4: Bath time
Run a warm bath and toss one in!
Some more ways to customize your bath bombs:
• You can use food coloring to tint them your preferred color. Just remember that a tiny amount of food coloring can have a huge impact – it’s much better to use a small amount and then add more if need be, than end up with scarlet bath bombs when you were going for blush! For the shade of pink you see in the photos here we used about 3 drops of red food coloring.
• The citric acid is what makes the bath bombs ‘fizz’ when they hit the water. You can make bath bombs without it but we think the fizz is what makes it fun! And note, if you love the fizz too, we found it was best to use the bath bombs within 1-2 weeks.
• If you want to gift your lovely DIY treats, we found simple Kraft boxes on Etsy and then had our friend Alex of Prairie Letter Shop pen sweet messages on the top of each box. We then fastened silk ribbon around each box.