Bath bombs start to get less effective as time passes by. The fresher they are, the faster they will fizz. Keep them wrapped shut in airtight Tupperware boxes, so that they stay fresh for a longer time. If the bombs are kept out in the open, they start oxidising and lose the ability to react well when put in the water.
The best way to take a bath with these bombs is to fill up your bath, put them in and wait for five minutes for the bombs to work their magic. Keep in mind that once the water finds a hole in the bath bomb, it starts propelling from there. Also, each time, it finds a hole in different places, so every time you put it in, you won’t have the same experience.
Here are some bath bomb recipes that you can easily make at home, in preference to your mood.
2 cups baking soda
1 cup citric acid
½ cup Epson salt
1 tablespoon almond or olive oil
Food colouring of your choice
Packing moulds (food moulds, ice cube tray or hollow Easter eggs, any of these would do)
Method: Mix the citric acid, baking soda and Epson salt in a bowl. Add the essential oils and food colouring. Add water slowly till the mixture forms a small foaming reaction. Keep your mixture moist enough to hold shape. Pack the mixture into a mould for a few minutes and then tap to release. Voila! Your bath bomb is ready.
Stress Relief Bath Bomb
This bath bomb will instantly soothe your senses whenever you are feeling stressed. Add 10 drops of bergamot and 10 drops of clary sage to the bath bomb mixture. The citrusy flower bergamot along with clary sage will calm your nerves and help you in clearing your mind.
Difficulty-In-Sleeping Bath Bomb
If you often face difficulty in sleeping, one solution is to take a bath using this bath bomb. Add 10 drops of chamomile, 10 drops of lavender and 10 drops of mandarin to your bath bomb mixture. Dip it into the water and take a nice, relaxed bath.
Romantic Mood Bath Bomb
If you are feeling romantic, you can always set up the ambience according to your mood using this bath bomb. Add some floral scents (10 drops of rose and 10 of ylang-ylang) and a pinch of vanilla to your bath bomb mixture for a scintillating, romantic experience.
Freshness Bath Bomb
To get into a fresh mood, try out this easy recipe and make your own rousing bath bomb. Add 10 drops of rose or lavender, 10 drops of lemon and 5 drops of patchouli to your bath bomb mixture for a fresh and an active day ahead.
Make sure that you take good care of the storage aspect of these bath bombs, so that you can use them for longer period of time. These bath bombs, apart from being homemade, have numerous health benefits as well. The bath bombs have a wonderful fragrance and you will surely have fun while taking a bath with them.