Tigerlilly Quinn: DIY bath bombs

Sunday, 11 August 2013

DIY bath bombs


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As many of you know I am fairly addicted to the the beautiful site that is Pinterest, honestly I could while away hours pinning DIY projects, photography, fashion and my biggest addiction, illustrations I love.  I also have a board named 'cruelty free beauty' where I pin all the beauty DIY's I hope to make when I have the time!



I mentioned in this post that I want to get into DIY projects more and record them here on my blog. Recently I have made, cup lanterns, peg dolls and even homemade deodorant. It is the latter than really made me want to try some more natural beauty DIY's and something I really love to treat myself to are bath products. It didn't take me long to find tons of inspiration on Pinterest for this particular craft so I thought I would give them a go myself and let you know how I got on!

DIY Bath Bombs

You will need:

68g Citric Acid
136g Baking Soda
96g Corn Flour
34g Fair trade cane sugar
15 drops of essential oil
6 drops of natural food colouring
ice cube tray, spray bottle, storage jar

All ingredients bar the essential oil, ice cube tray and spray bottle were bought at Tesco. I got the oil and spray bottle from Boots and the ice cube trays from IKEA.


mix together citric acid, corn flour and baking powder in a bowl then stir in sugar


fill the spray bottle with water and around 6 drops of food colouring and start to spray the mixture. You not looking for the mixture to become wet enough that it will start to fizz but it needs to be damp enough to pack the mixture with your hands


when you are happy with the consistency start to pack it into the ice cube trays


Let it firm overnight in a cool temperature then pop them out and place in your jar and you are done!


In all honestly  I think my mixture was perhaps not wet enough when packing so was quite crumbly when I took them our of their trays, so I lost a few in the process. I'm pretty pleased with my first attempt though and was really surprised at just how easy there were to make. I think they would make really lovely homemade gifts for christmas so will be trying this recipe out again soon I'm sure!

24 comments:

jannatul rahamoni said...

wow!!! love the idea!!

Globalmouse said...

They look lovely in the jar, all the hearts together. Great photos :) x

Toni-Louise said...

This is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing this, they'll make some lovely presents. :) x


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Emilys Adventures said...

These are definitely going to be part of my hand made Christmas hampers this year! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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sewjolly.wordpress.com said...

I love this! What a great idea :-)

fritha strickland said...

thank you! x

fritha strickland said...

they are the perfect gifts! :) x

fritha strickland said...

ahh thanks Nicola! x

fritha strickland said...

thank you, they were really fun to make! x

fritha strickland said...

yes perfect gifts and fun to make too! x

Jen Walshaw said...

They look great. I made some for christmas gifts last year and they went down really well.

Little Lilypad Co said...

My daughter made some for my birthday! It was so lovely and she made heart ones too! :-)

Caroline said...

Have you used them in the bath yet Fritha? Do they leave a lot of mess? How did your skin feel? I've added them to my gargantuan ever growing Pinterest board of things to make........

fritha strickland said...

aww thats so sweet! xx

fritha strickland said...

they didn't fizz as much as the ones in the shop do for some reason and I may have put a bit too much lavender in...but was ok for a first attempt! x

fritha strickland said...

thank you! yes they will make great (cheap!) gifts I think! x

jbmumofone said...

They would make a lovely homemade gift! Thanks for sharing with the pin it party. Have pinned and shared :)

fritha strickland said...

thanks so much! :)

Helen Neale said...

These look great fun - fantastic gift, and I am sure my kids would live them too. Found u through the parenting pin it party as well :-D

Hannah said...

This is brilliant! I'd love to make these as xmas gifts. Do you have to make sure you keep things quite dry so they set ok? xxx

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SlummySingleMummy said...

What a fab idea! I think I might try these for Christmas presents. If they are even half as good as the chocolate cake they'll be awesome :-)

mummypinkwellies said...

This would make a lovely teacher appreciation gift made by little ones :)

Pak said...

Hi, I think your choice of using Baking Powder (the purple tub above) instead of baking soda (or bicarb) make it fall apart easily, and the final result in the bath wasn't bubbly fizzing as it should be right? The Baking Soda - Bicarbonate of soda from Tesco is in green label. :-)

fritha strickland said...

oh good shout! thank you! x

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