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Tiny Bubbles

March 1, 2013

By Sheri Johnson

Did you know that it only takes 26 seconds for whatever you put on your skin to be absorbed into your bloodstream and every organ of your body? Or that a woman’s body can absorb 5 pounds of chemicals per year from Make-Up alone! YIKES! Makes me really think twice about what I put on my body.

Let’s make something healthy for our body – a lovely moisturizing bath bomb!

You will need to gather a few kitchen utensils and a few ingredients. I ordered citric acid from Amazon.

Bath Bomb Ingredients

A mixing bowl, preferably plastic

A sifter

Measuring cups

Spoon & Whisker

Sprayer bottle

Mold – you can purchase a round metal mold for bath bombs, but ice trays work great too.


Next a few ingredients:

1 cup citric acid

2 cups baking soda

1 TBSP almond oil

Coloring agent – gel food coloring works well

20 gtts of your favorite essential oil

Witch hazel in your spray bottle


Measure almond oil, coloring agent, and essential oils into your bowl. Sift in citric acid and baking soda.

Bath bomb mix


Stir with spoon or whisk.

#3 Bath Bomb

Spritz mixture very lightly with witch hazel – add spray very carefully or your bath bomb with fizz too quickly.

Bath Bomb Spritz

Moisten just enough to get the mixture to hold its shape when squeezed in your hand. Now pack into your favorite mold.


Remove creations from molds after just a couple of minutes and place on soft supportive surface. I used a strip of air packs from a package and it worked very well.

Crying Bath Bombs

Allow to dry overnight or longer depending on the humidity of your home. Store in cellophane bags. They won’t last long though because once you share a few, they will disappear like warm cookies on a cold winter’s night.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 1, 2013 1:03 pm

    You just creeped me out about my own minimal make-up use. LOL. This is a nice recipe, I’m definitely going to give it a whirl. =)

  2. stkappleto permalink*
    March 1, 2013 2:25 pm

    Creeping you out wasn’t the goal, but it is sometimes eye opening to see facts about things like makeup that we just consider “normal.” We’d love to hear how your bath bombs turn out!

  3. March 2, 2013 2:01 am

    What is the purpose of the citric acid in the recipe and where did you buy it?

  4. March 2, 2013 2:31 am

    The citric acid softens the water, helps with cleansing and is a natural mild preservative. I purchased citric acid on Amazon, but you may also find it at health food stores and farm supple stores.

  5. Summer permalink
    March 8, 2013 3:15 pm

    This recipe looks great, but I do not understand the need for artificial food coloring (other than to make it look pretty). I am personally trying to stay away from artificial dyes and colors – why would I want to put it on my skin if it’s going to be traveling all over my body within 30 seconds?! There are some terrific ideas on the internet for natural coloring agents. I just used powdered spirulina to make a lovely grass green icing for my son’s birthday cake. (I still haven’t figured out how to make icing without confectioner’s sugar, but at least they were also eating almond milk, spirulina and grass fed butter in it!)

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