Now that we know most Mums prefer homemade gifts for Mother's Day, why not get creative in the kitchen and create something she can truly enjoy at home? This recipe for bath bombs is as easy as it is adorable and you can make a whole heap to really knock her socks off on her special day.
Take it that next step further by picking-up a wicker basket like this cheap option from BHG Shop for a steal and piling them into it like a little hamper. Cute!
1 ½ cups Bi-Carb Soda
½ cup Citric Acid
Sweet almond oil
Essential oil, such as lavender or orange
- If you don’t have any pot pourri, use the contents of a herbal teabag such as chamomile, lemon or peppermint.
- If you don’t have any sweet almond oil, light vegetable oil will work.
- You can purchase moulds from craft shops or you can use items that might be around the house, such as jelly moulds, decorative ice cube containers, muffin tins, patty pans or any plastic container that will hold a shape.
- The more simple the shape of the mould, the easier it will be to remove the bath bomb.
- Be creative with colours, combine red and yellow food colouring for an orange bath bomb and blue with a little red for a lavender bath bomb.
- Hot water activates the fizz in the bombs - cold water doesn't work.
Sieve together the Bi-Carb Soda and the Citric Acid in a large mixing bowl, then add pot pourri.
In a small bowl, combine 6 drops of your chosen essential oil with 1/2 teaspoon of sweet almond oil and food colouring as you desire.
Take 1/2 cup of dry mix and stir in the oil mixture slowly so things don't start fizzing!
Wearing rubber gloves, work the oil mixture into the dry ingredients with your fingertips until it stays compressed when squeezed.
Wipe a little sweet almond oil inside the mould and fill with the mixture, packing in firmly.
Repeat from Step 2 to make your other bath bombs and leave to set for 24-36 hours before removing from mould.