I used to think that one day I would make these non-toxic bath bombs and sell them. Most bath bombs are made with artificial colors, artificial fragrance oils, and gmo corn starch. Why? Because it’s cheap, and most people don’t have a clue what they’re soaking in…and that the skin is their largest organ…and they’re sitting and soaking in some toxins in their pretty fizzy bath.
So you see, people NEED these bath bombs. The world NEEDS these bath bombs. It’s my duty to provide them to mankind.
The other day I came to my senses. I don’t really like making bath bombs. They aren’t hard, but, the perfectionist in me can’t take it. They crumble. And shipping them would be a nightmare. And I need to make soap and plan the next Hee Haw for Health event and try to get our donkey milk through the gauntlet of the FDA for the people who need it most. And work on legislation with the good guys at the Capitol to protect farmers …(more on that later.)
But I digress.
Today I’m sharing my recipe super top secret bath bomb recipe with you, so you can make them with your kids and give them to your favorite people for Christmas and make the world a better bath bomb place.
And if you use the links to purchase the ingredients, you’re supporting our farm in the process.
I’ve made these with our homeschool co-op kiddos, and they had a blast. So, if a bunch of 8 year old’s can do it, you can too!!!
Dulce de Donke’s Basic Bath Bomb Recipe:
- 8.4 oz (1 cup) non-gmo Citric Acid (made in USA)
- 8.0 oz (1 cup) Epsom Salt (made in USA)
- 20 oz (2 cups) Baking Soda (Aluminum free, made in USA)
- 4.9 oz (1 cup) Arrowroot Powder (Organic)
Mix all dry ingredients well in big stainless steel mixing bowl with a wire whisk, make sure to incorporate everything well. (*If you are making one of the versions below, add the dry ingredients to this mixture now.) P.S. Here is the link to save $$ if you buy the Epsom Salt, Baking Soda, and Citric Acid in a 3 pack bundle: 3 pack bundle.
In a separate double boiler, melt the following oils and butter:
(*If you are making one of the versions below, add the oils to this mixture now.)
When oils are melted, gradually add melted oil mixture to dry ingredients, then press into molds.
You can press this mixture into traditional bath bomb molds (Overfill each half, then press them together and smooth out the edges) or, my personal favorite, press them into these mini silicone candy molds. This makes a lot of cute little bath bombs so you can use as many, or as few, as you’d like in your bath.
Link to purchase: Animal Shaped Silicone Molds
Link to purchase: Stainless steel (not aluminum!) bath bomb molds
If using the traditional round bath bomb molds, press them together, let sit for 5-10 minutes, then release and let dry for 24 hours on parchment paper lined tray.
If you’d like to make one of the versions below, add the dry ingredients to the basic recipe dry ingredients, then add the essential oils to the basic recipe melted oils, then follow directions for bath bombs.
Donkey Milk Version:
- 2-6 tsp Organic Freeze Dried Donkey Milk
- 2 tsp Essential Oils (Organic)
- 2 ½ tsp Rose Kaolin Clay
- 1.3 oz Himalayan Pink Fine Grain Sea Salt
- 2 tsp Lavender Essential Oil (Organic)
Activated Charcoal Detox Version (warning, it’s messy in the tub!):
- 2 tsp Activated Charcoal (from USA renewable hardwoods)
- .35 oz Lavender Essential Oil (Organic)
- .10 oz Clove Essential Oil (Organic)
Invigorating Eucalyptus & Moringa Version:
Orange Turmeric Version:
I may be biased, but for a great gift idea, you can give our coordinating donkey milk soaps to go with your bath bombs:
Link to purchase coordinating soaps below:
- Orange Turmeric Donkey Milk Soap
- Activated Charcoal Donkey Milk Soap
- Eucalyptus, Mint, and Moringa Donkey Milk Soap
Comment and share your creations! I’d love to see them!!!
Oh, and if you'd like to see this in a video tutorial, let me know. It's on my to-do list, but, like I said, I don't really like making bath bombs...
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