1/4 C baking soda
2 T citric acid (called "sour salt" in the kosher food aisle)
1 T borax
2 T Powdered sugar
2 T almond oil or olive oil
1 t vitamin E (or skin so soft)
1/4 t essential or perfume oil
Combine dry ingredients. Drizzle almond oil previously mixed with vitamin E and fragrance and mix well. Take teaspoon sized globs and form into balls with your fingers. (Mixture is very crumbly, so do the best
you can). Place these on wax paper and let harden 2 or 3 hours, then reshape again. Let dry completely, about 10 days. Store in an airtight container. To use, drop 1 or 2 into the bath and enjoy. I like to press this mixture into little candy molds. I increase about 4 times to make a batch.
1 3/4 cups baking soda
1/4 cup cornstarch
3-4 drops food coloring
"some" fragrance oil
1/2 cup citric acid
Mix it all around with your fingers (or a spoon). Take special care to break up the food color "blobs"; it tends to clump! Once it's mixed to your satisfaction, MIST it heavily with a plant mister (spray bottle)
filled with witch hazel. Mist until it's about the consistency of VERY wet sea sand (like you'd make a sand castle with ...), and it easily retains an imprint when you poke your finger into it.
Now, add your citric acid. Put in 1/2 cup, and mix *thoroughly*. Once it's mixed, start pulling some out and putting it into your molds. (I use the small, heart-shaped, four cavities to a mold Wal-Mart molds for this). Really PUSH it in there with your finger tips; this makes the top surface smoother, and creates better adhesion.
Leave them in the mold about three or four minutes, then *carefully* invert them onto a hard surface (like a cookie sheet), holding them into the molds with your fingers until they are RIGHT on the surface of the
cookie sheet, and then pushing them out. (This sounds stupid, but it's important that they not "fall" onto the cookie sheet from any distance, since they are still very fragile at this point).
Once you have all of them onto a cookie sheet or other object, stick them in a warm, dry place to harden for about 24 hours. (I put them in my gas oven, left *off*. The pilot light provides enough heat to dry them out
nicely.) After that, I either use them or wrap them in colored Reynold's Wrap and save them.
BTW, if you add some sodium carbonate (washing soda) to the mix instead of some of the sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), you'll have almost exactly
the same recipe as is used in some of the Bath & Body Works bath bombs!!
Easy Milk Bath
1 cup powdered milk
1 cup baking soda
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. cream of tartar
2 tbsp. powdered herbs of choice
Blend in a food processor & store in air tight
container. Place 2 Tbsp. in bath water
Fizzy Bath Salts
1/2 cup baking soda
1/4 cup citric acid
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tsp. EO or FO
Mix well & store in air tight container. To use
sprinkle 2-3 Tbsp. in bath.
Bubbly Bath Bags
2 part oatmeal
2 parts dried herbs
2 parts grated soap
8x8 square cloth
Sew cloth leaving top open.Place ingredients in bag &
tie top. Use in the shower in place of a washcloth.
Milk n' Honey Bath
1/2 Cup Powdered Milk
1/4 Cup Cornstartch
1/4 Cup Honey
2-3 Tbsp. Distilled Water
fragrance if desired
In a blender or food processor combine powdered milk, cornstarch,
honey.......Add distilled water slowly until mixture becomes a smooth paste.