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DIY Summertime Skincare: Bath Bombs!

I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial day weekend and are ready to hustle and kick butt this week! I am back this #trendytuesday with a brand new Lush Dupe post to share with you guys!

It actually kills me when I walk into Lush and see the rows just filled with bath bombs. How can you choose just one to buy? I decided to learn how to make my own to save money, and so that I can have them in every scent I want. Want to make your own? You will need:

♦ 1 Cup of Baking Soda

♦ 1/2 Cup of Corn Starch

♦ 1/2 Cup of Citric Acid (or 1/4 cup of cream of Tartar)

♦ 1/2 Cup of Epson Salt

♦ 3/4 Tbsp of Water

♦ Food Coloring and Essential Oils

You’re going to start by mixing your baking soda, corn starch, citric acid, epson salt and water into a large mixing bowl. Once all of those ingredients are evenly blended, you’re going to divide the mix into how many different scents you want to make. I had about enough to make two bombs of three different scents.

bath bomb

Once your mixture is divided, add a food coloring and essential oil of your choice. I like to match the oil and coloring so that it makes sense, so for instance I used the yellow food coloring for the lemon scent. I also mixed the red and blue food colorings for my lavender scent, and the red food coloring for my peppermint scent.

You can be generous with the food coloring, and be patient while you mix. Because there is very little water in the recipe, the mixture does not get pigmented quickly. Just keep adding and mixing.

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Once you’re done with adding color and scent, it’s time to form molds and freeze! You can use a lot of different methods to freeze your bombs, and you’re bound to have at least one of these things in your house. I used muffin tins, but you can also use easter eggs, ice trays, or other fun shaped baking molds. When putting your mixture into the mold, make sure to press down and make it compact.

Now just leave it in the freezer for over 24 hours and you’re all set to relax and unwind! Be sure to come back on #fashionfriday for the final summertime skincare DIY!

tchelsea

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