I get it. You’re excited for the release of The Force Awakens. Me, too! It’s hard to calm down…but maybe a nice bath would help? Using these Star Wars bath bombs can’t hurt!
Bath bombs are simultaneously easy and challenging to make. It’s sort of like a chemistry experiment that has too many variable. In this case, the variables all relate to moisture.
- Star Wars Molds
- Citric Acid
- Baking Soda
- Epsom Salt
- Almond Oil
- Essential Oil
- Black Food Coloring
Bath bombs require mixing the dry and the wet ingredients separately. Combine 5.5 tablespoons of baking soda, 2.5 tablespoons of citric acid, 2.5 tablespoons of corn starch and 1 tablespoon of epsom salt. Use a large bowl, as the dry ingredients produce a lot of dust. In a separate bowl combine 1 teaspoon of almond oil with 3 teaspoons of water. Add about ten drops of your favorite essential oil and a few drops of black food coloring.
Slowly add the liquid to the dry ingredients, stirring constantly. You want to avoid having the mixture foam up. If that happens, quickly stir the foaming part into a non-foaming part. You’ll want to use the absolute minimum amount of liquid possible to create your bath bombs. Once the ingredients start to hold their shape, stop adding liquid. The texture at this point is similar to kinetic sand. Press the mixture firmly into your molds. If it starts to puff up a bit, that may be a sign you’ve added too much liquid. Just keep pressing it down into the mold if you want to save them. If it continues to puff up after you’ve done this a few times, just make a new batch.
Now if you’ll excuse me…I have bath plans.