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Maker Monday: Bath Bombs

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Sally Quinn
February26/ 2018

A hot bath can be more fun by tossing in a couple of Bath Bombs and watching them fizz for a luxuriously scented soak. Kids can have fun making Bath Bombs themselves, measuring ingredients, mixing and molding.

We found lavender Epsom salt, so we skipped the lavender oil. Once dry, we wrapped our Bath Bombs in plastic wrap and added a ribbon for a pretty presentation in the bathroom. The main ingredients of Epsom salt and baking soda are great for soaking tired muscles and softening skin.

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1 cup baking soda

1/2 cup citric acid (Fruit Fresh)

1/2 cup Epsom salt

1 teaspoon witch hazel

1 teaspoon lavender essential oil

Food coloring

Whisk

Silicone ice cube tray

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Measure all the dry ingredients and whisk together in a large bowl, making sure to eliminate any lumps.

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In a small bowl, stir together the liquid ingredients with a few drops of food coloring. Add the liquid to the dry ingredients 1/2 teaspoon at a time, Whisk the ingredients to fully incorporate the liquid as you go. You want the mixture to have the same quality as wet sand with the ability to clump together. Imagine the right consistency to make a good sand castle. If it is too wet, add a little more baking soda.

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Spoon the liquid into the silicone ice cube tray. It’s helpful to do this step on a cookie sheet to catch the crumbs. Press down as tightly as possible. Again, think of a good sand castle! Allow the Bath Bombs to dry overnight, then carefully remove from the mold. Give them another 12-24 hours to dry completely. Store in an airtight container. Or wrap individually for a pretty gift for Grandma or a treat for Mom. Then, run a tub and prepare for luxury!

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For more Maker Monday projects and other fun stuff for kids, visit the Kidsburgh Activities page.

Sally Quinn

Sally Quinn is an award-winning writer and editor who has been covering her favorite city for more than 20 years. She welcomes comments and story ideas for Kidsburgh.

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