Using bath bombs is one of the best ways to have a relaxing, tension-free bath. Whether it is a petal-laden floral soak or an invigorating multi-layered explosion of colour and scent, bath bombs provide you with the perfect bathing experience.

However, bath bombs also tend to get less effective with the passage of time. The fresher they are, the faster they fizz. If you wish for the bath bombs to retain their efficacy for longer, keep them wrapped and in airtight Tupperware boxes. When kept outside in the open, they start oxidising and gradually lose their ability to react well.

The best way to take a bath with these bombs is to fill up your bath, put one in and wait for about five minutes. Keep in mind that in the case of layered bath bombs, there's usually a mix in the centre that's straining to get out. Once this mix finds a hole, it begins propelling it. Also, it finds a hole in different places, so you get a novel experience every time you put one in.

Here are some bath bomb recipes that you can make at home in preference with your mood.

Basic Method:

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 1/2 cup Epson salt
  • 1 tablespoon almond or olive oil
  • Food colouring of your choice
  • Essential oil

Packing moulds (food moulds, ice cube tray, 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 the food colouring. Add water slowly to the mixture till a small foaming reaction begins to take place. Keep your mixture moist enough to hold shape. Pack the mixture tightly into a mould for a few minutes and th tap to release. Voila! Your bath bomb is ready.

Stress Relief Bath Bomb
 

Stress Relief Bath Bomb

This bath bomb can help soothe your senses when you’re feeling really 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 helps calm your nervous system and clears your mind.

Difficulty In Sleep Bath Bomb
 

Difficulty In Sleep Bath Bomb

If you’ve been hav* difficulty in sleeping lately, one way to address the issue is by taking a bath using this bath bomb. Add 10 drops of chamomile, 10 drops of lavender and 10 drops of mandarin to the bath bomb mixture. Dip it in water and go have a pleasant, relaxing bath.

Romantic Mood Bath Bomb
 

Romantic Mood Bath Bomb

If you are in a romantic mood, this bath bomb can help you set the ambience right. Floral scents and vanilla can help turn the mood scintillatingly romantic for just about anyone. Add 10 drops of rose and ylang-ylang along with a pinch of vanilla to the mixture in order to make this bath bomb.

Freshness Bath Bomb
 

Freshness Bath Bomb

To get totally refreshed, try out this easy recipe and make your own stirring bath bomb. Take 10 drops of rose or lavender, 10 drops of lemon and 5 drops of patchouli for freshness and make a bath bomb to keep you active the entire day.

Make sure that you take good care while storing these bath bombs, so that you can use them for a longer period of time. These bath bombs, apart from being homemade, have multiple health benefits as well. They usually have an amazing fragrance to them and make bathing a lot of fun.